This is my initial participation in Wine Blogging Wednesday, and what a challenge for the first one: Andrew over at Spittoon was in charge of this 42nd WBW and specified an Italian red wine to sample and review. Easy enough, but he also specified the review be in 7 words. That's more difficult than trying to write a review in Haiku.
My WBW submission is a 2003 Barolo from La Loggia, which I purchased at Trader Joe's for $13.99. A Barolo for $13.99?? I found out about this via a post on the Chowhound Wine Board and decided to take the plunge.
Not only is this my first WBW but it is my first Barolo. So without further adieu because I am wordy enough as it is, here is my seven word review:
Deceptive tannins turned my mouth inside out.
Based on what I've read, the characteristics of this wine weren't particularly Barolo-like but I have nothing to compare it to from personal experience. On the basis of judging it as a wine and not knowing what kind it was, however, I would give it two thumbs up.