Taste it Again / Lost & Found

On occasion, I’ll take a wine I like and put it away in a “special box” for a few years to see how it will age … below you will read happened to those wines. On the other hand, there are wines that get “lost” in my wine cellar with nary a review ever written - some have turned into golden Treasures, others supreme Trash and then there are those that fall somewhere in-between (Tolerable). We’ll look at those here too. (New wines are being added all the time so keep coming back):

Taste it Again: Henry of Pelham 2009 Family Tree White

25 Dec 2017

Henry of Pelham 2009 Family Tree White(October 10, 2016) ... From a high acid year I half expect this wine to age well, the other half of me thinks maybe it's just a bit too old ... but it was the former notion that won out here: aromas of tropical fruit and buttery-apple, there are also typical Riesling notes and great acidity prevails on the long finish where you'll find some grapefruit, peach and  delicious apple.  For a blended white at seven years of age this was a pretty good wine, I would have expected it to be half-dead but it was so very much alive, and very tasty.

the original review can be found here


Taste it Again: Lailey 2008 Canadian Oak Chardonnay

23 Dec 2017

Lailey 2008 Canadian Oak Chardonnay(October 8, 2017) ... Here's an 8 year old treat from Lailey ... 7 or 8 years seems to be my limit for old Chardonnay and here we're just at that edge.  The nose is a beautiful display of toasted coconut, banana skin, and buttery notes - the palate is just as exciting with some hazelnut cream, dried apple, coconut, and peach soda ... if you have any in the cellar I think it's time to drink up while it still has that "pleasantness" about it ... and as an aside, the acidity is still lovely and gives what might sound like something sweet balance.

find the original review by clicking here


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