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jueves, 14 de enero de 2010

Nine Popes 1996 Charles Melton

Nine Popes 1996 Charles Melton

This is an australian wine with 14,5 alcoholic degrees. The 1998 one costs 50 EUR in Lavinia.
It's a great wine, but not as great as 50 EUR! it has a very nice parfume that returns after drinkng it (nice post-taste) but it also has an acidity excess and lack of body.

According to Robert Parker (wine advocat): "The 1996 Nine Popes, a satirically named wine that pokes fun at France's Chateauneuf du Pape, is made from dry-farmed vineyards, ranging in age from 30-130 years, planted with Grenache, Shiraz, and Mourvedre. The deep ruby/purple-colored 1996 is a blend of 68% Grenache, 30% Shiraz, and 2% Mourvedre. This big wine (14.5% alcohol) should offer immensely pleasing and mouthfilling drinking for a decade or more. It offers a knock-out nose of black fruits intermixed with new saddle leather, spice, and earth. Expressive, with gobs of fruit, this intense, chewy, yet impeccably balanced and pure wine is a thrill to drink. Think of it as Australia's Chateauneuf du Pape, but fruitier."

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