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Old 24-04-2010, 09:20 PM posted to alt.food.wine
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Omen Number 1: Upon removal of the foil, the top of the cork is moldy,
but that is not necessarily an indication of spoilage. Number 2: The
cork came out too easily for comfort. 3: The dealbreaker -- TCA. Too
bad. But there are still some good things to say about this wine.
The vestigial fruit aroma is lovely -- mostly sweet and sour cherry,
with some green olive and a little licorice or anise in the
background. The spice presents as more like cedar on the palate with
stawberry and cherry. All of which, of course, must be discerned
through the cork taint. There is none of the vegetal or meaty
character of some cabernet francs, but also not herbal. The color is
light for a cabernet and brickish, perhaps the color of a young tawny
port. I bought this from the sale bin at my local grocery market. Olga
Raffault 1990 Chinon "Les Picasses".

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Old 26-04-2010, 03:07 AM posted to alt.food.wine
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On Apr 24, 4:20*pm, AyTee wrote:
Omen Number 1: Upon removal of the foil, the top of the cork is moldy,
but that is not necessarily an indication of spoilage. Number 2: The
cork came out too easily for comfort. 3: The dealbreaker -- TCA. Too
bad. But there are still some good things to say about this wine.
The vestigial fruit aroma is lovely -- mostly sweet and sour cherry,
with some green olive and a little licorice or anise in the
background. The spice presents as more like cedar on the palate with
stawberry and cherry. All of which, of course, must be discerned
through the cork taint. There is none of the vegetal or meaty
character of some cabernet francs, but also not herbal. The color is
light for a cabernet and brickish, perhaps the color of a young tawny
port. I bought this from the sale bin at my local grocery market. Olga
Raffault 1990 Chinon "Les Picasses".


Too bad, non-tainted bottles of this are pretty ggood.


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