Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Penmara 2001 Five Families Shiraz (Australia)
This was the last of my selected 2001 trial bottles and boy was this one a disappointment ... let's start where this wine went wrong ... the closure: a plastic cork (which were big in the early part of the 2000's) this nasty-ass closure should be banned - and anybody who is still using it should either mark that you are using it on your label (preferably in BIG BOLD print), or close your doors ... this "cork" is ruining your wine. This wine was oxidized beyond belief to the point of it being a sweet sherry, brick coloured with lots of sediment in the bottle - this tells me there was some real potential in the bottle, but has turned so nasty and I can honestly tell you I have tasted vinegar with better depth of flavour. What an absolute waste of what could have been a beauty of a bottle. Yuck.
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