The nose is lovely: vegetal, slightly green reminding me of Chapoutier's wines. There is a touch of spice and chocolate also, but the prevailing scents are earthy - dark and brooding even. The palate is rather tannic but balanced by a fruity spiciness great body and persistency. The progression was a wonderful crescendo: starting out with all the flavours, a bit hazy and indistinct, powerful yet elegant. It slowly gained focus and became truly magisterial. Very intellectual stuff; a work of art even.
This is not wine, but is a cigar that is certainly very wine-like in its aromas: Partagas Lusitanias
. I've had lots of problems with this cigar. Some have had a very tight draw. Others have not stayed lit. But this one showed me why some consider this to be among the greatest cigars made.
The slight cigar notes of the Bojo I was drinking made me want to smoke again. I must admit that I haven't smoked actively during the past half year - my girlfriend doesn't really like it
But as she's away for two weeks at an archaeological dig, I decided to indulge myself.
Robin, if this isn't wine related enough, do remove it!
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.