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.


One Response

  1. Hey Megan,
    Next time, just run your corkscrew straight through the wax. Pull the cork about half-way out, brush off the waxy mess, then open. It’ll be much quicker and actually less messy than trying to cut/chip/curse the wax off the bottle first.

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