Thanks for the info.
I had the most amazing sake experience over the weekend. We went to our friends birthday party and a Japanese friend of his that owns a restaurant brought over some really great sake for the celebration.
The first sake was called Juyondai. It had a nice fruitiness to it, similar to a riesling. He said it is hard to find retail, so I'm glad I got to enjoy it.
The other sake was even better, this guy called it "the best of the best sake." I really need to find out the name but it had this really great floral quality to it. So now I'm on a quest to find out the name of this beauty. I'm sure that I even if I find it, I wouldn't be able to afford it, but I just need to know!
Finally I was able to drink my 21 year old bottle of Cabernet with a couple of friends today.
Was able to uncork with the cork remaining intact and no indication of mold.
Took a whiff of the cork and it was fine, no vinegary scent.
Poured it and it looked good . . . no appearance of sediment with the first few pours.
Thanks for the advice Annapurna.
Of course when we got to the bottom of the bottle it got murky.
Decent bouquet and it tasted fine!
A bit of fruit flavor remained, not flat, flabby or overly "Earthy" as I had feared.
Maybe it was a just me but I thought I detected a bit of tannins.
Very surprising to me considering the age of the the wine.
I'm thankful that my storage method worked out fine.
Drank it with Stilton and crackers at a park near the beach.
A very good experience.
Last edited by Bogey; January 14th, 2009 at 02:57 PM.
Outstanding, Bogey! Been wondering about that. Sounds like the cork did it's job and was up to the task. Thanks for the report.
I bought a bottle of the following for less than a buck at a Sav-On '75% off the already marked down price' sale the other day.
2005 Smoking Loon Syrah (USA, California) - CellarTracker!
Heh. It's OK.
Rates from 75 to 88 on that site, average 80.4 pts in 12 notes.
Heres a great pick for a sub 5 buck wine....
Villa Mt Eden Zinfandel 2001 at Sprouts Market
Did a random sampling for some of my wine friends and not one of them said it was less then $15 a bottle. For 2.99 its a slam dunk for an everyday drinker.
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