Took to Somm Guild annual business meeting, where probably 15 people consumed just over half of the 375 bottle. This was perfect occasion for this, as no one had ever seen one before, and one small sip is so intense and mouth-coating that it is all you need. (I gradually finished over the next month, with no real drop off in taste.) Most everyone liked it, and I do as well for a sip or two, but no in volume. It's steroidal sweet prune, blackberry syrup, bacon paste, kalamata olive. A bit of Fernet Branca as well with herbal/amari finish. High alcohol, but not really hot.
Tasted during a Wine advocate event - A matter of taste. I think there is a reason why red desert wine has not conquered the world. There is just not enough acidity to make a balance. If Amarone is too astringent and dry for you, yes then you may want to try this wine. Otherwise liquify strawberry jam at home in the microwave and have a sip to replicate this sensation. Sorry, but I really have nothing positive to say about this wine. Is it wine?
Opaque, bright red rim. Very intense aromas of blackcurrants and blueberries freakishly mixed with medicinal tones and scents of old apples/berries starting to rot or ferment. Extremely thick, very sweet, smoked as bacon. Prunes, raisins and cinnamon. Hot, sharp finish. Very long, hot and sugary aftertaste with more smoked plums. A curiosity.
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