Thursday, June 3, 2010
Thierry and Guy 2004 Le Freak Shiraz Viognier (France)
Talk about disappointing. I was walking in the wine cellar this evening, trying to figure out what to drink, when suddenly a capsule talked to me, almost literally - it caught my eye actually, but it had a face on the end so it could have done some talking had I stared at it long enough (and had enough wine). It was this Shiraz Viognier from France and I pulled it off the rack interested to try it. I cursed quietly to myself once I pulled off the capsule and found a plastic cork underneath - when will wineries learn that plastic is the worst form of closer. Now I know this wine is from 2004, but still what made them think this was a good idea - the plastic cork salesmen I am sure. Nose is a little on the funky side with stewed prune notes; palate showed the remnants of what was once some delicious spicy notes and dark fruit - but it had dried up and partially oxidized, leaving behind a nasty bitter finish. Too bad, this Le Freak had the potential to be a real nice wine, especially aged.