Playing it like 2 Days Per Bottle

On the night of the last Twitter Taste Live, we opened 4 bottles to discuss.  Now, even though we are winos here, 4 bottles are way too many for us to drink in one day.  So we took a page out of Dhonig’s book and kept parts of 3 of the bottles around for night two (and night three in one case).  We drank the remainder of the third bottle on night 2, the 2005 Marc Kreydenweiss Perrieres.  The wine had a real cork closure, clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $14.  I paid something less than that as I bought it in a tasting pack for the TTL from Bin Ends Wine.  The wine is a belnd of 20% Syrah, 20% Grenache, and 60% Carignan.

On pouring a glass on night one, I first thought “Hello funk.” I also found eucalyptus, raisins, dark fruit, earth, barnyard, band aid, and not a whole lot of fruit.  I thought it needed time.  While the wine showed a bit more fruit in the mouth, I still got lots of eucalyptus, leather, earth, and funk.  I found some berries, really dark currants, and a bit of tart fruit, but overall, the wine seemed tight and tannic.

Night two showed a wine that still had a really dirty funky nose with eucalyptus, currants, and pencil lead showing through.  In the mouth on night two I got cranberry, dirt, cherry, pomegrante, tart fruit, pencil lead, and spice.  It still had tannins and structure to spare.

Overall, decant this one vigorously.  It held up really well into night two, so I’d expect that this one could probably age some more, which is pretty high praise for a $14 bottle of wine.


2 Responses

  1. Sounds like you’re having a great time. Enjoy the wine and send me a cyber taste!

  2. Thanks PAwanderer!

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