Reaching into the wayback machine of my palate preferences to see if I can motivate the Caps to not suck in the playoffs with some Big F*©king Red Wine. And yeah, this wine just isn't my bag anymore, baby. But I'll take one for the team and choke it down 🤣😂
Ok, I'm being dramatic, it's not terrible, just not what I'm used to drinking anymore.
Strong blackberry, graphite, anise, oak, touch of saline, mint, not too tannic on the palate actually. Fairly smooth.
#rockthered #playoffs #caps #fyoujobu — a year ago
On to the red wine! Too young but I wanted to try the first bottle of the batch for a baseline. And there's unsurprisingly oak, but Vosne spices too underneath, black cherry, hint of earth, touch of reduction...think the raw material is here, and it will get much better, just needs 20 years! #rockthered #letsgocaps #capspens #openthewhoopass — 10 months ago
Baby killing to check out a bottle at the beginning. Distinct Vosne spice, star anise, cinnamon, cardamom. This would be fantastic with a bowl of Pho, ha!
Young, pretty, still very tight, the tannins grip like Velcro while still managing to come off as silk smooth after that initial lock in fades. Aside from the spices, black cherry, hint of cream, sweet tarragon, the subtlest mint, damn this is good already.
Will open another in 2024, ha!
#burgundythursday #rockthered #letsgocaps #carlaknowstheredwingssuck — a year ago