Taste it Again / Lost & Found08 Mar 2017
- Category: Lost & Found / Taste it Again
(December 28, 2016) ... It is with a degree of sadness that I report on the demise of this Lailey 2010 Brickyard Chardonnay - no it is not completely dead yet, but it is lying in wait at a hospice care facility: oxidizing, a little burnt / rancid butter, bitter, lacks fruit, flat-lining and unappealing ... the hot vintage might have had something to do with the longevity of this wine not being what one would expect from Lailey.
So I dug out another Lailey Chardonnay, this time the 2013 Curiosi-Three The Blend; I was told it might not be a wine for the long term and I believe that advice was spot on; while this one was much more fruit forward and drinkable than the 2010 above, it is still showing signs of tiring: almond, peach pit, there is a pseudo oxidized note to this wine that drifts in and out with every sip, but there is also some nice flavours of apple seed and butterscotch candy towards the finish ... Don't wait too long on this one, it's getting old so you'll want to enjoy it before it too joins the 2010 Brickyard at the hospice.