Got Gott?

Had a bottle of this over the weekend

About $13 if I recall. At first I was a little disappointed, as it was a little out of kilter. There was good curranty/blackberry hints there but the tannins seemed over powering. Then I got distracted and put my glass down for a good 45 minutes and when I came back to it SWEET BABY JEEBUS was this wine lovely, full of deep rich blackberry and plum flavors and very very well balanced tannins. This is definitely a wine that you need to decant if you can or, as I will do since I can’t seem to find my decanter anywhere, pour the glasses when you start cooking dinner and somehow not drink from then until dinner is ready.

Now I’m not really sure I can do such a thing, mind you; I think my solution will be to open this up and pour the glasses and then immediately open another bottle of something else to drink to tide me over until this wine is ready…yes, that’s exactly what I’ll do.

An elegant and eminently practical solution.

11 Responses to “Got Gott?”

  1. Syd B. says:

    Tried this a month ago and refer to my notes:

    Smells like sweet dark fruits, very mildly off. Dry light tannins. I can taste balueberry and plumb, otherwise my palate is still not developed enough to tell. Overall, a touch bitter.

    Mr. B., I’ll give this another try with some decant time. The price is right.


  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I will get another myself, Syd.

    And just let it sit in the glass.

  3. Syd B. says:

    Sit in the glass? But I drink it out of the bottle.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Crazy Straws work great!

  5. aelfheld says:

    I take it just letting it breathe is insufficient?

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    In the bottle, yes. There is so little surface area exposed that ‘breathing’ in the bottle doesn’t really do a lot. Pour out a couple of glasses, decant into a wide-bottomed decanter, use one of those Vinturi aerators; all work much more efficiently aelfheld.

  7. nightfly says:

    We need to buy a decanter for Bingley’s liverM/strike> as a gift.

  8. nightfly says:

    Gaaaah. Stupid fingers. Stupid html tags. Pass the bottle, Syd.

  9. Mr. Bingley says:


    My liver is destined for foie gras.

  10. Michael Lonie says:

    What a goose you are, Bingley.

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    Soon to be cooked!

    Or at the very least pickled.

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