Sunday, April 5, 2009

Athesia nv Trentino Lagrein

I aerated this vigorously and let it rest for a day after opening.

Dark purple color.

Smell of oak and leather.

Tart cherry flavor, over-tart. I think.

An adequate wine for $14.99. In all, I could skip paying this much for it again. I'd be happier if it was $8/bottle.

Not bad as a pizza wine or spaghetti wine. but budget Chianti will do that, too, for less than $15.

A subsequent bottle, opened a few days later and not aerated, was not greatly different, but for some licorice smell and flavor.

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