Wine: Slowine from around our mountain Shiraz
Producer: Villersdorp Cellar
Region: South Africa
Date tasted: 2/6/12
Place tasted: Sitting on the back of a very large turtle, my friend Bob and I played call and response with the echoing voice of insanity bursting forth from a full and somewhat terrifying full moon. All night long we sang and sipped at the sweet gentle gem libations that filled our glasses. May all beings everywhere be happy and free.
Serve with: Bob and I enjoyed it with African Spiced London Broil. It would go well with a variety of strong cheeses & hors d'oeuvres; stews; grilled meats; lamb; red sauced pasta dishes, and things of that nature. Oh, and don't forget the Posh Chocolat!
Appearance: A rich, muted ruby red glow.
On the snoot: Phat plum and sweet mineral spice provide a very comforting breath, giving one a warm sense of affluence.
Taste: Plum and big fruit dominate, suspended in thick chewy herbaceous integrity with just a hint of vanilla. Satin tannin sheets caress the satisfied naked palate. A strong, musky body provides a wonderful mouth-filling experience as he gently pulses into a slow muscular heady finish.
Whew, is anyone else a little warm?
Balance: A full bodied beauty; big; rubenesque.
Comments: This wine would be enhanced if consumed while listening to Anton Bruckner; or if you're not into the classical thing then you might want to go with Rammstein. Trust me, I'm the Wine Witch, I know these things.
Rating: 4 tipsys (worth twice the price)