[AWG: A big welcome to new contributor Ted who writes from his trip to New Zealand.]
2007 Penfolds Grange Tasting Notes
“The bouquet of the wine changed over the first 5 minutes of airing the wine in the glass. It went from spice and berries, to cut tobacco and then a hint of freshly cut grass. The wine is still very young, zesty almost – like a young Australian Shiraz should be. On the palate, earthy tones, and hints of the heavy booming wine it will become. Don’t open the 2007 Grange for another 20 years!
I paid $30NZD for 25ml taste, and I took 50ml. They put the bottles on a machine that uses argon to seal them, and sell tastes.“
[ AWG Notes: The same technology has been recently introduced onto some of the high end cruise ships and has proven popular and quite profitable! ]