EP 507 Grange And Sassicaia 24 Hours Of Decanting Later

Gary explores whether the wines from yesterday’s episode have changed after 24 hours of decanting!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 SassicaiaTOSCANA IGT
2003 Penfolds GrangeAustralian Shiraz/Syrah

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Grt show as always…your right about the pedegri stuff from the last episode

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  • wineishealthy

    Grt show as always…your right about the pedegri stuff from the last episode

  • Dan Schmid

    A few months ago I was at Target, and got a cheap Cab Franc/Carmenere blend by (oops). I opened it after getting off work, and it was completely undrinkable. Way too much oak. If I want that much oak in my grill, I’ll drink a good bourbon. So, as an experement, I poured it into my decanter for 24 hours, and the next night after work, it was fantastic. Crazy how that works.

  • Dan Schmid

    A few months ago I was at Target, and got a cheap Cab Franc/Carmenere blend by (oops). I opened it after getting off work, and it was completely undrinkable. Way too much oak. If I want that much oak in my grill, I’ll drink a good bourbon. So, as an experement, I poured it into my decanter for 24 hours, and the next night after work, it was fantastic. Crazy how that works.

  • Nick G

    I have an old school wristband

    By far the most dramatic change I’ve seen is in the Anabella Cab. I opened it and hated it, it was all fruity and sugarfied. About three hours later it had opened up and become quite refined. It even had some nice vegetal components.

  • Nick G

    I have an old school wristband

    By far the most dramatic change I’ve seen is in the Anabella Cab. I opened it and hated it, it was all fruity and sugarfied. About three hours later it had opened up and become quite refined. It even had some nice vegetal components.

  • lurkernomore

    What is the deal with wine reviews and wild boar?? Why is it that so many reviews for cabernet state that it would go great with wild boar? How many people have ever had wild boar? How often do you ever see wild boar offered on a menu or behind the meat counter at your local butcher shop? Who started this trend and why do wine reviewers seem to think that so many people out there eat wild boar on a regular basis and might choose to pair the wine in question with their next meal?

    QOTD: Clarendon Cellars Old Vine Grenache (not $100 retail, but north of $100 in a restaurant).

  • lurkernomore

    What is the deal with wine reviews and wild boar?? Why is it that so many reviews for cabernet state that it would go great with wild boar? How many people have ever had wild boar? How often do you ever see wild boar offered on a menu or behind the meat counter at your local butcher shop? Who started this trend and why do wine reviewers seem to think that so many people out there eat wild boar on a regular basis and might choose to pair the wine in question with their next meal?

    QOTD: Clarendon Cellars Old Vine Grenache (not $100 retail, but north of $100 in a restaurant).

  • yowens

    interesting how much the Grange changed and that the sassicaia was still awesome. I always assume wine left out in a decanter for a day will suck.
    QOTD: Cant think of a good example, I have the old school wristband though! BTW, what were those what appeared to be paper WLTV wine bottles rubber-banded together?

  • yowens

    interesting how much the Grange changed and that the sassicaia was still awesome. I always assume wine left out in a decanter for a day will suck.
    QOTD: Cant think of a good example, I have the old school wristband though! BTW, what were those what appeared to be paper WLTV wine bottles rubber-banded together?

  • nnothing

    QOTD biggest overnight improvement for me was root 1: cabernet sauvignon 2006 i think… it was really the first time i’d noticed a huge improvement and really got me hooked on trying leaving a little to try the next day. I’m sure it was mostly just the tannins breaking down so i could taste the fruit or whatever but it was big improvement. thank you very much gary for inspiring those sorts of experiments!

  • nnothing

    QOTD biggest overnight improvement for me was root 1: cabernet sauvignon 2006 i think… it was really the first time i’d noticed a huge improvement and really got me hooked on trying leaving a little to try the next day. I’m sure it was mostly just the tannins breaking down so i could taste the fruit or whatever but it was big improvement. thank you very much gary for inspiring those sorts of experiments!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Intresting to see those changes. Not sure I like the skunk/witch aromas, but hey, like you said we’re all snowflakes. QOTD: Id have to say a 1978 Kopke port. Bought it cause I turned 30 in 08 and the next day it opened up (to me) a little more. It was still awesome awesome stuff. God I could drink port every day.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Intresting to see those changes. Not sure I like the skunk/witch aromas, but hey, like you said we’re all snowflakes. QOTD: Id have to say a 1978 Kopke port. Bought it cause I turned 30 in 08 and the next day it opened up (to me) a little more. It was still awesome awesome stuff. God I could drink port every day.

  • Jose Luis Castillo Jr.

    you are totally talking about Mossman… from He-man her had this wooly feeling skin and a very distinct aroma

  • Jose Luis Castillo Jr.

    you are totally talking about Mossman… from He-man her had this wooly feeling skin and a very distinct aroma

  • D Hinde

    Wow, I’ve just found the most annoying, crap talking yank idiot in the world.

    Penfolds Grange shouldn’t be wasted on your pallet.

  • D Hinde

    Wow, I’ve just found the most annoying, crap talking yank idiot in the world.

    Penfolds Grange shouldn’t be wasted on your pallet.

  • karrens

    Palate.

    It's always fun to see someone who is both pretentious *and* stupid.

  • A dumb Rhein king

    I see that Stinkor is going for about 40$ on ebay.

    QOTD: A Beaujolais Nouveau last fall. It was absolutely horrible the first day and then only horrible the second day. A lot of the metallic taste turned into a mineral taste.

  • corkscrew

    Have always wanted to try both of these wines..someday. QOTD-have been lucky to have many, have a dozen or so in cellar. Just had a 1997 Insignia which was great. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    I don’t remember Skunkor having a smell, but I know Mossman did from He-Man. He didn’t smell like moss, he just had an odd smell. I’m betting that was it. Your “Biodynamic Man”, line had me cracking up
    Qotd: I am just drawing a total blank right now on that one

  • http://www.uggbootstore.org Ugg Classic Tall

    It’s always fun to see someone who is both pretentious *and* stupid.

  • http://www.buynikeairmax90.com Nike Air Max 90

    Grt show as always…your right about the pedegri stuff from the last episode

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