Monday, August 17, 2009

Terrunos "La Milla" 2005

  • Area: Spain, Jumilla
  • Grape: Mourvedre
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Rating: Black 85 Dilettante 84 Nwjr 85
Description: This unique little wine changes so dramatically with air, it's tough to pin down. Menthol, candy apple, perfume and spicy flowers make up the nose. When first opened, it has a youthful exuberance of red fruits and spice that feels a bit chalky in the mouth. 20 minutes in the decanter smooths the rough edges and brings out some darker notes that aren't there when first opened. After one hour in the decanter it takes on an "old basement" kind of character. In an hour and a half a brightness appeared that lightened up the damp, musty flavors. Nwjr called this stage, "old basement with the lights on."

Price: $8

1 comment:

R said...

That guy is so clever.