Originally Posted by Piobaire
After my first encouter with Spatburgunder I was hooked! I love that stuff now!
Well, I very rarely meet a wine that I really don't like but last night's bottle, sadly, was one of those rare moments. It was a gift and I had some hopes for it upon first opening it. It had a big nose of rich dried fruits with hints of spice but hopes ended there. Upon first sip I got hit with the heat of cheap alcohol tainted with artificial fruit flavours and bitter acidity and the finish was almost too harsh to actually handle after a while. I tried to give it a second chance with some food, some Mexican Pan Fried Porkchops with some red beans and potatoes with rice, but again to no avail. In the end, I wound up pouring it down the drain as it wasn't even fit to cook with. I'm wondering if it might have been oxidized but the taste was less acetone/nail polish remover than just blatant alcohol, that one trait that had kept me away from zins for so long until I was introduced to Dry Creek zins. All I can say about this one is to avoid it. It's undrinkable!