Saturday, January 8, 2011

2008 L'Aventure Estate Optimus

Since I live in the building it's not a big deal to accommodate the occasional off-hour wine emergency. So when I was here at 1:30 a.m. Thursday and feeling a little too awake like maybe I wasn't going to go to bed at all, I thought it might be a nice time to open this up.

This stuff was crazy-huge-good. Big flavors, big body, perfectly balanced, fruity spice and spicy fruit with a little lingering cocoa at the finish. Watching re-runs of Frazier, the night hanging quietly around me, the beautiful silence, just digging this wine until about 3:30 a.m. It was great!

(Thank you, Mr. R.)