Rotllan Torra Priorat reserva '99 - Printable Version

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- brappy - 12-09-2005 02:44 AM

Quick note: The nose of this wine is so balanced I'm having a dificult time differentiating the certain smells. I'm getting cherries, dried currants, a touch of dried strawberry patch earth and some sweetness like the first time it rains in the spring. The palate is consistent with the nose with the fruit showing younger than I would have expected. The finish is long and full of tannins which is why I posted this at all.

Here in Maryland, we're supposed to get some snow. I came home, and thought I should open a good bottle as anyone should do when living in an area where snow doesn't come often or at least in quantities worth a s%$t often. This bottle was given to me by the importer so I have no idea of the cost. I'm typing after 1.5 hours of being open. The tannins are strong enough that I'm kicking myself for even opening the bottle. Damn it! This bottle could age for another at least 10 yrs; probably 15 - 20 yrs.

Anyway, great wine now; I can only imagine what it's going to be like 10 or more years from now. Talk about a complex Spanish wine. Have any of you done this before? Opened a wine long before its time and while tasting realized you f***ed up? This sucks but the wine is beautiful and if anyone can find it, get it.


- dananne - 12-09-2005 04:23 PM

Thanks for the notes. We love Spanish gems, and have quite a stock of Priorat, but though we've seen this one on the shelves, we hadn't picked it up. Will look the next time out, though.

- robr - 12-09-2005 08:13 PM

Yes, I have made the same error, as Innkeeper will tell you, as he advised me not to open a Bordeaux, but I went ahead anyway. It was way too "green" to drink. Oh well, live and learn, right?

BTW, I love your asterisked profanities. Keep creating new ones with different types of symbols!

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- winoweenie - 12-10-2005 07:05 AM

They are cute lil' buggers 'aint they? Howm-so-ebberly as to my own preference I think a non-inferential descriptive adjective makes more sense and is far less abrasive. What be wrong with fouled, messed, or even screwed-up? Just my observation. WW; [img][/img]

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