Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bodegas Perez Pascuas 2003 Vina Pedrosa (Spain)

Not a night to open a bottle - my second wine this evening had a funky smell, not corked like the last bottle, just an old/odd smell - earthiness or forest floor like, wet leaves, tree bark ... odd and indescribable. The palate was a little better, showing some oakiness and cedar, pine and wet leaves (if wet leaves have a taste - I'm sure they do, but I have never tried them, so I am just assuming), there is also a little bit of a spicy herbaceous quality. This one is drinkable, unlike my Rock & Vines (opened the same night) - but not at all what I was hoping for this evening. Think it's time to just get a beer and forget the whole wine thing for tonight - it just doesn't seem to be my night.

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