Whosit? Whatsit? The Great Whatsit!

You may be wondering, what exactly is The Great Whatsit? And where does it come from? How did I get it? Well I’ll answer all that for you! The Great Whatsit is a Domain547 selection and this year it is a 2005 Syrah from Santa Ynez Valley. Domaine547 intends to have a Great Whatsit bottled every year, though there’s no telling Whatsit will be from year to year! I purchased this wine from Domaine547 for $20, it clocks in at 14.9% alcohol by volume, and comes under a screw cap closure.

On the nose I found plums, cinnamon, baking spice, cobbler, pie, blackberries, licorice, espresso. It smelled like my kitchen when I’ve been baking, a veritable buffet of my favorite fruity cinnamony desserts all wrapped up into the nose of a wine! In the mouth I got flavors of black cherry, plums, bitter coffee, blackberry, and spice.

Overall, the wine had some tannins to spare, so let it air a bit or save it for a year. This is a dark wine, big and fruity, with a nice finish. Quite yummy! I think it might be up to $25 as I got it at an introductory price, but as with many of the wines Jill has recommended for me, this is great at the price point!


4 Responses

  1. I don’t know if it was intentional, but your first picture has a cool compliment of colors! The yellow mustard against the black skin of the hotdob matches the yellow glow coming out of the black suitcase on the label. VERY artistic. Wish I could sample some of the wine, too!

  2. I think you are following me around my cellar! This is what I opened this week – before the weather warmed up suddenly again.

    It is a great big brooding dark wine, but lovely on a chilly fall evening.


  3. Thanks for trying this out! I do think it has some time before it reaches its peak but I think it’s pretty delicious already.

    Your notes are great. It does have some pie qualities on the nose!

  4. The wine was good Orion! And no, not intentional on the photograph.

    How do you know I’m not IN your cellar, Thea?

    Thanks Jill!

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