Thursday, 3 November 2011

BERBANA D'avalos Etquete Negra

Some sweet Rioja here.  On sale in the petrol station for £6.79, down from like.. twice that.  Bargain!

Had an amazingly sharp smell, like mould, specifically fermenting piles of wood chippings (foresters, you know that shit!)

Was taking notes about this over a board game so couldn't think and write too much.  It's a sweet one though.  Had a real cork and looks classy, kind of tarted up with a silver (seriously, unless it's gold, don't bother) "International Wine Challenge" quality assurance label...

Also got that Reserva shit going on. Better have, it's 2006!

Badass. Cultivating this theory about old wines, price, and tasting like weird shit...

Moro Alta

Hasn't been an absence of wine, just been epically social wine drinking.  Can't get into the shit of notetaking etc. in polite company.  Going to think you're a weirdo.

Argentinian princess, only 12.5%. Normally avoid this kind of strength, might as well have a glass of water.  Didn't smell strong at all, kind of like ripe berry cordial. Pretty spherical taste but that doesn't make sense outside my head, kind of tasted like caramel after the 'head' (trying out new words here, making them up, seems professional!)

Nicest thing about this was the label.  A black and white rectangle split into two cross-wise? Don't know the geometry for that shit.  Was badass though.

Minimalist wine.