Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pinotage, Fairvalley 08'

naked wine review 52
region:South Africa
date tasted:9/23/10
place tasted:i was dangling off the side of a cliff ten zillion feet high! it was dusk and i had just been sitting on top of that mountain over there, enjoying the sunset. all of a sudden, a spider frightened me and i fell over the edge. damn. hanging on by one hand i reached out with the other and the great Dionysus himself placed a full glass of Fairvalley Pinotage there for me to hold onto. it saved my life. as i sipped i became lighter and lighter until eventually i was able to float back over to safety....however, my sanity fell crashing to its death. god rest its sorry soul, i don't really miss it.
served with:orange marmalade, apricot chutney, rose hip butter, and pumpkin seeds (to take the edge off the sugar).
appearance:her aura has a muted and refined ruby glow.
bouquet: of puppy breath and leather.
taste:of soft plum and fig faeries, smoking fine tobacco and distracting you in the small room in which you are trying to paint. these faeries dance, smoke, and otherwise occupy the vast spaces between the fuzzy round tannins which upon completion shine and buff the soul of the palate to a lovely matte finish, like fine grain liquid sand paper....i should probably open a window while i'm painting.
balance:an elegant, medium bodied, well balanced lady. she's been to finishing school, but is still a bit of a rebel. we like her, very much.
comments:"the only way to get rid of a temptation, is to yield to it". jekyll and least that's where i read it.

rating:3.5 stars