Last night: 2002 Volker Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon. This was the second bottle of this wine that I've had recently. The first bottle I had abouth 9 months ago or so seemed a little tired, with a lack of fruit, lack of mouthfeel and density; it was a little thin and somewhat unbalanced.
However, this bottle was beautiful! Although the nose had a touch of green pepper that I dislike tremendously, the wine had beautiful balance, ripe fruit, although not as fruit forward as when I initially had this wine upon release as I recall, smooth tannins, very nice mouthfeel and medium density, with a touch of earth and a really elegant finish. The best part was sharing this wine with fellow KKF members.
"Don't you know who he is?"
Saison Dupont. Definitely a case of a food or beverage that tastes better than it smells.
"This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption.. Beer!" -Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Friar Tuck
I'm pretty excited my first $35 wine. Rombauer 2008 merlot, I like it and very smooth, but not sure if it's better than a $12 bottle.
North coast old rasputin, corsendonk dubbel and chimay grand reserve
Water. Need a clear head in the morning.