Saturday, May 08, 2010

Flora Springs "Trilogy" 1991 wine review by (PB)

This was wine number 2 of the special weekend at (NW's). (See below for #1.)

Served to me blind, I boldly proclaimed, "This is a younger wine than the first one." Nice garnet hue and a bouquet of caraway seeds, dill and pipe tobacco. Wonderful!

Palate--Sweet, bright young fruit, tasty and deceiving concerning its age. It is fairly uncomplicated, delicious and I was lost in every way trying to identify this wine.

This is a fine example of the differing aging potentials of wines. The Chateau Pavie Decesse (below) appeared much older with the classic bricking (a brown reddish color at the rim of the wine) while this wine which was actually quite a bit older, still looked like it had years to go before it started going over the hill. This 19 year old wine will go for many more years. At $40, this wine will be around for another decade so raise a glass.

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