Saturday, June 04, 2016
Recently I tasted an older red wine that brought to mind beetroots. A winemaker (actually the winemaker at TWWIAGE) told me that the specific organic compound that causes wine to taste/smell like beetroots is a terpene called geosmin. However, wine-fault aside, the wine still tasted like, y'know, wine. Unfortunately, this was not the case with the almost 33 year old Liebfraumilch. No, it tasted like liquid cheese - yes, cheese. There was not one clue that this liquid had ever been wine. Not even the Madonna on the label could save the integrity of this aged wine.