Say Hello to My Leetle Friend

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Sort This Out Cellars.

First a complaint: This wine was sealed with one of those wax capsules covering the entire top. It was impossible to get open. I nearly gave up as it took me a good 15 minutes to cut through it and get enough of it off to get to the cork. My notes say “Holy hell this was a pain in the ass.”  The wine is the 2006 Sort This Out Cellars Vinanostra Bootlegger’s Red Wine. It had a real cork buried under the wax, clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for $36.  I can’t find what the blend is anywhere.

On the nose I got blackberry, black cherry, spice, sweet plums, candy, sugar plums, and figs.  In the mouth I found more sugar plums, black cherry, blackberry, cranberry, and a hint of spice.  It’s a juicy wine and was easy to drink.  I think the price tag is a big high for what I found in the bottle.