Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

"Wine Is A Living Thing"

My mentor, Fritzy Haskell was soooo right! Tonight we opened a bottle of 2001 Angludet Margaux. At first it seemed flat, old, and uninteresting. We thought it had already died a premature death. There was tannin, but not much else there. After ten or fifteen minutes in the glass it tasted like a totally different wine. Lots of delicious black fruit flavors emerged and by the time we started to pour it from the decanter it was in full bloom and went really great with duck breast. This wine changed more in less than half an hour than many wines change in ten or twenty years. As Fritzy used to say,"Wine is a living thing."

2 Comments:

  • At 9:58 AM, Blogger Flo said…

    Sounds like Fritzy knows his stuff. Life is full of surprises and it just goes to show,"old and uninteresting" labels are often quite the contrary.

    ~Flo

     
  • At 12:51 PM, Blogger SeattleWineBlog said…

    Flo, you got it. Old wines can be fabulous! Especially Cab/Merlot blends. BTW, Fritzy was a woman. Gene

     

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