A heavy nose of nail polish remover with smokey baked bread. A thin midpalate of sweet brown sugar and raspberries with a really long finish of funk and grape juice. I"m not used to having my grape based wine tasting like Welch’s grape juice . This wine has seem far better days, maybe it’s the synthetic cork? or maybe these are just made for earlier consumption. shrug. Over the hill, drink up now!
Probably the synthetic cork. I’ll gladly replace it - with a bottle from the current vintage. Could you ask Rick to contact me at Brian@LoringWineCompany.com? I’m not sure I have his current email address.
Actually, if you really did, we wouldn’t hesitate to replace them. No customer should EVER be expected to “eat” a bad bottle - whether it was corked, oxydized by a bad synthetic, etc. Wine costs too much as it is.
FWIW the few Loring Llama Pinot Noirs I managed to get my hands on were in fine shape when I opened them. I don’t know when the problem started but it didn’t affect me.
Actually it was an exercise in frustration, I was trying to use them as an object lesson to explain why, say, red Burgundy (or Bordeaux, whatever) was a better wine. It was like giving a kid a choice between chocolate and caviar, you can explain about caviar until you are blue in the face but the kid is going to prefer the chocolate. “Now, I know this wine is enjoyable, but what is WRONG with it is…” “Never mind that, can I have another glass? Can you get more of this stuff??”