David M. Bueker wrote:I actually found it rather heavy/pruney when I tasted it blind. Also picked up some back end heat.
Mike Pollard wrote:I've not had the Adelina but I'm not surprised by the differences in tasting notes - just look at the different descriptions on the '04 Shiraz on Cellar Tracker. Vive la différence between palates!
Sort of like rotundone, the pepper note in Shiraz. Most folks are very sensitive to it but about 20% are insensitive even at the highest levels.
Jenise wrote:Mike, I'm a very experienced taster and so are David and Salil, and my tastes are pretty well aligned with both of theirs. I despise overripeness and am very sensitive to anything even remotely oxidative. And look at my other descriptors: mint, forest, green, cool climate. The difference here has to be the bottles, not the tasters--though I agree it doesn't sound like they came from the same planet, let alone the same winery & vintage. After reading their notes, I found myself wondering if Salil's bottle had heat damage.