c l had this 3 years ago
First use of coravin. Glad to have practiced on this fine 7 year old chardonnay. Balanced citrus notes. Nice lasting finish. Not too buttery. Mix it with some seared tuna, grapefruit and a string of alfalfa in your mouth to bring out the floral notes of the wine. — 3 years ago
Can use a few more years to round it out. But what a nice treat! BIG napa cab. Baking spices, tobacco and slate on the nose. Develops/changes beautifully on the tongue with even some red berries bouncing around on the palate. — 3 years ago
First night stand (with my coravin).
This was my first love (in the wine world) shortly after popping my wine-cherry. But didn't appreciate it to its fullest till now. Maybe it just aged well, maybe my awareness of all the different characteristics got better...in any case, I fell in love all over again...
Nose: Perfectly ripe blackberries and deep ruby cherries. Nice baking spices. The 2012 Faust smells like a $5-bottle in comparison (even though it cost about the same price the times that I became proud owners of both, especially with this particular bottle back when I was a poor graduating college student). Maybe that's how 9 years of experience affects your maturity...maybe I just need to drink more wine and edumacate myself, which I don't mind.
Tongue/mouth: Even though it's 12 years old, the tannins hold on for dear life to your taste buds (hasn't really incorporated itself to the rest of the nicely developed parts of its body). Drink with something fatty (like my short rib I happened to have). Then you can really enjoy the berriness of the wine.
I'm just so purely happy that I can enjoy a taste of it without the guilt of having to commit to it fully and leave it [the bottle] feeling empty. Thank you, Cory. — 3 years ago