Smooth & Supple
Pasta > White Sauce/Seafood
Rarely do I taste a wine that I do not have pegged from the very first sip. However, in the case of this fantastic wine, I actually had the wine wrong from the first glassful. I had even written a review saying that this maybe once was a great wine, but now in 2013, it is mediocre. I take it back. After the second glass, I couldn't get enough. I do believe the wine has changed considering that it's 8 or 9 years old, but it probably changed for even the better if possible. It still has some initial fruity flavors that hit the tip of your tongue, but the best part is the strong aftertaste. It goes down smooth, but then the flavor arrives. Every sip left me wanting more, but therein lies the bittersweet side of this review. Because this wine is now considerably older, it is nearly out of stock worldwide. Every taste was closer to my last taste. It was bittersweet, but that was much of the beauty of it. I hope that I can still find another bottle of the 2004 somewhere, but if not, I will try one of the more recent years. Very satisfied. Five Stars.