Monday, December 13, 2010

2001 penfold's rwt

Well, I've done it again.  I've committed infanticide.  Well, maybe not infanticide, perhaps just nineyearoldicide, whatever that's called.  This wine, while excellent, should probably have been left sitting for at least another few years.

But I couldn't help myself.  It was Thanksgiving.  I wanted to open something special.  And this was the oldest thing I had in the "drinkable" pile.  Of course it paired horribly with just about every dish we had on the table.

The wine itself was a wonderful dark purple.  It smelled like plums and had a velvety, jammy taste to it.  It was quite smooth, with no defects discernable to my amateur palate.  I decanted it for about 20 min prior to drinking, and that probably could have gone on longer.

Anyway, I don't have any more of it, so I won't know if it gets any better with age unless Ben has some stashed away.  If so I propose we conviene in 2013 and give it a try.


Ben said...

Holy moly. Wish I could have had some of that.

I have some RWT in the stash but I don't think it is that old. I don't have that kind of willpower - RWT is too fracking tasty.

I think that 9 years is an OK wait for that wine, based on my $10 per year yardstick.

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