Gabriel Geller wrote:Hi folks,
Following Andrew's "lamb" thread, my business partner and myself decided to roast some lamb with honey and thyme as well as entrecote steaks last night and to pair that with one of our last remaining bottles of Carmel Appellation Petite Sirah 2005 while we watched on TV the French presidential election debate (this coming Sunday) between the 2 candidates, Hollande and Sarkozy, both being hard-to-chew cuts of meat...
Anyway enough with politics, let's move on to the wine, which is btw one of my all-time fav's!
Carmel Appellation Petite Sirah 2005: This wine seems to be at its peak, throwing now a very tiny bit of sediment and I would not cellar my last bottle for more than 6 months. Impenetrable dark purple, almost black, with on the nose bursting blueberries, spicy oak and chocolate, full-bodied with on the deeply extracted palate concentrated blueberries, ripe blackberries, spices, oak and bakers chocolate with bracing acidity in good balance with mouth-coating tannins on a seemingly almost never-ending finish. Gorgeous!
Gabriel Geller wrote:Hi Gary, I based my remark upon the fact that one of the people complained that the wine went flat after an hour or so in his glass (indeed, I checked) and showed a lot more sediment then than in my glass or my partner's. So unless if the bottle was not properly stored where it was purchased about 6 months ago, as I just purchased 2 bottles today as a regular customer in Netanya I will be able to drink it again soon I hope and I shall then see if whether the wine is about to go down the hill or will keep enjoying the view a little longer for my greatest enjoyment...
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