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‘A picture paints a thousand words’ is said to be a Chinese proverb attributed to many (from Kung Fu Tze to Confucius), but it is just as likely to be a folk saying. As you may realise images of the wines on this blog are important to me – whether others find them as evocative as I intend is another matter. At the very least if you buy any of my recommendations you know what to look for on the shelf!

Except for this tasting note I neglected to photograph the bottle before it hit the bottom of the recycling-bin. Which is more important than normal for this note for it is my entry to Wine Blogging Wednesday where I set the theme as an Italian Red in Seven Words. An image might just give you more of an impression than I can convey in seven words. (So nothing to add to the WBW flickr group either)

Red WineWine Tasting Note: Cantine Sasso Aglianico del Vulture, 2005, Basilicata, Italy.
Waitrose £6.99.
Chewed end of a wooden ink pen.

Scribblings Rating – 86/100 [3.25 out of 5]
This was actually one of a dozen alternative ‘seven word’ sentences I came up with for this wine. More ‘descriptive’ and interesting I think than ‘rich, tannic and inky, wooden and lengthy’ which was one of the other contenders.

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  1. Andrew H. says:

    This proves the topic of describing wine using words not associated with fruit/color/armoa is really hard. If you did not provide additional information, I would guess this wine to be woody and dull, notes of graphite, dark and chewy.

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