From the Cellar21 Aug 2020
- Category: Uncorked Tonight
(April 25, 2020) ... This wine really shows its age, but is still drinkable for those who like, or need, a lesson in old bottles of Old Vines Zin. The nose is just where I thought I might find it: earthy, forest floor and spice with hints of prune and even some herbal nuances ... yes, aeration helps it a bit, but fruit is long gone from this wine and no matter how long it stayed open and was swirled in the glass it still finished finish dry, herbal, tannic and harsh ... even when it came across "smooth" it was still woody-cedary smooth ... "drinkable to a point" - in an every wine is a learning experience kinda way.