Taste it Again / Lost & Found03 Jan 2017
- Category: Lost & Found / Taste it Again
(May 14, 2016) ... We started the night with a Rosewood 2007 Merlot Reserve; the nose is cassis and dried cherry oriented, but while the nose in inviting the palate is gritty to the finish with harsh tannins and cedary notes ... So I decided to aerate it. Yes it smoothed out a touch but it still remained harsh in the mouth; yes there's still an enjoyment factor to this wine, but it's not as good as it could or should have been.
Thirty Bench 2007 Red, this wine still shows brilliant red and black fruit, gentle spice, good acidity, along with notes of cassis, black cherry, white pepper and raspberry. There's also still a freshness here that the Rosewood '07 lacked in a big way - this previous 5 star wine is still highly enjoyable and still has some time ahead of it.Next up was a bottle of