Thursday, March 29, 2012

Quinta da Boavista 2000 Palha-Canas (Portugal)

Here's a wine that was just plain mean ... old and mean.  An 11-year-old Portuguese wine that started off like it was going to be a pleasant surprise, a nose that was still plummy and slightly chocolatey with hints of dried leaves ... but in the mouth the taste did not live up to the nose:  it became slightly thin and lean, alcohol dominated the flavours, on the finish it was dried and woodsy with a touch of something vinegary.  Such promise ... such disappointment.  Is the wine mean for not being good or was I mean to keep it this long and let it die?

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