Otto Nieminen wrote:
Whaaaat? Which year did this happen in? I just recently tasted the 2002 red and white and both seemed classic Graves to me. Their second wines where however classics of what the therapists call spoofulated. But I didn't see such in the Grand Vins - though maybe it being a tasting setting made me miss that bit.
Sounds like an exact synonym for Parkerized, international (style), and pointy.Otto Nieminen wrote:Isaac wrote:Spoofulated?
A very useful term to describe what is happening to wine and why I find that my tastes in wines are becoming more and more marginalized. Here's how it was defined to me by a character known as CMM:
"bigger is usually better
smoothness is the ultimate ideal for all wine
lower yields and longer hangtime must equal better flavor, without exception
prunes and raisins are desirable fruit flavors
acidity is overrated
any flavor not related to fruit or oak is probably better avoided"
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