My wife just gave birth two days ago to a beautiful, healthy 9lb 15oz baby boy named Nicholas Michael. He was one “Big Papa” for sure. Unlike our first son, he is quiet as a mouse…so far and so adorable. We just made it home today and I figured a celebratory bottle was in order. What more appropriate bottle than SQN’s The Papa? It’s sitting in the decanter waiting for the wind down tonight ( I finally got my drinking buddy back after her nine month hiatus) but I did capture a glass to test out.
The Papa can be somewhat of a hit or miss. When it’s off, it’s simply fantastic but when it’s on…watch out! This is one of those WATCH OUT bottles. After only an hour, this has opened up and is showing the richness, gaminess and velvety mouth that I love. Simply stunning! I’ve learned with experience that you can not stack this bottle against the likes of 17th Nail, Shot In The Dark or Inaugural as this one is more feminine in comparison. 100pts tonight on it’s own. If you’re looking for max power, go with the barrel aged SQN offerings. If you’re looking to take a notch off the power profile for some spicy elegance, this is the one to grab. Perfect bottle to finish out a perfect few days. Life is sweet. Life is good. Life is short so enjoy the time you’re given.