Reply to "January 2019 - What Are You Drinking?"

sunnylea57 posted:
max posted:

How did the 98 Guigal show? My daughter is turning 21 next month and I have been considering opening this bottle for her birth year wine.

 

I'll butt in here... I've gone through 10 bottle of the '98 in the last 4 years and most have been very solid... and they've been getting progressively better with time. None have blown me away, but they've been really enjoyable with all the classic Northern Rhone notes of fresh blood, bacon fat, campfire smoke. I don't think it's going to improve much more from here, so next month's birthday sounds like an ideal time to pop it.

Agree with Sunnylea57 here. None have 'blown me away' but they exemplify what I expect from a Northern Rhone Syrah in a feminine style. I'll take that all day long. 

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