Monday, December 31, 2012

Wine Critics' Heads Elsewhere

Two long-time writers for Wine Spectator seemed to fall into a bit of a rut.
It must be hard to write about wines from the same region, and often the same vintage, without using the sams words over and over again.  Repeating some descriptors may be unavoidable, but using "roasted marshmallow" when describing red wine seemed an odd reoccurrence.  Four of fourteen reviews for a region contained that descriptor.  Since the wines cost $60, $54, $50 and $32, I'll just roast a marshmallow.  Thanks anyway.
One reviewer seemed to have sailing on his mind as he penned the following notes in July, August and September.  One wine was said to "ride aristocratically over a layer of refined tannins."  Another offered to "sail smoothly and serenely over refined tannins."  And the third "glides smoothly over refined tannins."  I think his boat might be named Refined Tannins...

See you in 2013!

No comments:

Post a Comment