Our second Speed Wine Tasting was devoted to red wines. Let me recap how the speed tastings work. We are given four different wines to sample. We do so in the Cellar Master’s predetermined order. Each wine is tasted by taking 3 or 4 sips, quickly, before pausing to think about the taste. More cautious sips are taken later to refine your original impression. This seems, to me, to be a good way to hone-in on your personal preferences.
The invitations to this event included the following quote from Groucho Marx,
“No wine should be drunk before its time.
OK, it’s time!”
The wines, along with our impressions, follow:
We are scheduled to arrive in Papeete, Tahiti in the morning!