The cork went through and looked like it survived the last day of Pompei. Nevertheless, the wine was fine, not much sediments and the air just made it trick and gave us a couple of enjoyable hours with charcoal grilled steak. I look forward to open few other bottles I got from Posner.
Old Barolos and Riojas (Incontro, Robertson Quay): There may have been some kind of flaw in here that made the wine a little strange. Not TCA, it was not undrinkable certainly, but just not all that great. Nose showed really aged characteristics of iron, blood and rust and spice flakes, along with more unusual wooly socks, and a roasted fishy that carried on into the palate. Here, there was still fresh acidity, almost tart, very orangey, but with some dark fruit left, along with a lot more blood and iron and a little tripe and, again, that little fishy, almost bonito-flake like top-note. Finish has hollowed out a bit, with a metallic linger and some spice. A real back-down-to-earth moment after the stunning pair of Riojas. Not quite dead yet, but this was certainly tottering towards death's door.
Taken to the Italian restaurant to celebrate Wine Berserkers anniversary. The Sommelier spotted the bottle from mile away. Being born in Milan helps a lot. We opened the bottle home, double decanted due to cork which fell apart. Vibrant see through red color, full of life and zest, tannins resolved but still present. Hints of goat cheese nose, light hints of tar, lots of earth and very long, 7 page long Posner finish.Enjoyable, memorable, and not Squires like at all. More Neal Martin like than Miller.
Another day and another great bottle of this wine. Opened 2 hours prior to dinner, double decanted. Burgundy like color with some bricking, but not much. Still plenty of acidity and core left for at least another 5+ years. Pleasant company with no nimrods made the wine taste even better.
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