Tuesday, August 29, 2017

memories of Bordeaux

As a wine ages, sediment precipitates out. Much of this is from a process by which some of the compounds in the wine combine with tannins, forming larger molecules that fall to the bottom of the bottle. So if you don't carefully decant a bottle that you've cellared for years, you can end up with gritty bits at the bottom of your glass.

In this case, it was a bottle that we've had for just over ten years now, and which was bottled thirteen years ago. We visited Chateau la Clotte in Bordeaux during our honeymoon. I feared that thirteen years in the bottle might have been too long, but the wine had held up quite well!

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