Wednesday, August 27, 2008

2006 Twisted Oak %@#$!

Not that long ago I had the 2005 version of this wine. It was a big, bold, mouthfilling experience. Good, but to tell you the truth, I thought I would try the 2006 relatively earlier in its life because I wanted something a little leaner, crisper and more youthful.

I think I caught this one just at the right time, although on the first night I wasn't sure. There were more of the bold, rich flavors of chocolate, caramel, sourish peach/apricot and relatively low acidity. It was similar to the 2005.

On subsequent nights, however, this wine really evolved into something very nice. The initial flavors from the 1st night were still there but blended in with apple, peach, melon, spice, brown sugar and minerals. And the acidity came more to the forefront to balance things out.

This was a really good wine - very flavorful and complex, never tiring to drink. The only negative was some heat from the alcohol but it was offset by all the flavors.

$19.20 directly from Twisted Oak, this one gets two thumbs way up. I thought this was a great bottle of wine. I may also be wrong about drinking it so young as it did keep evolving in the glass. Whatever.. it tastes great now.

Here's the matching YouTube video, which I think is particularly fitting. Click here if you can't see the video below.

And the usual link to the CD page: Allman Brothers - Elizabeth Reed

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