A FOODLESS WINE FEAST OF PENFOLDS #MWWC5

WAYWARD WINE

No greater feast of wine befits this Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (MWWC5):wine-stain1-2It is 7:48 am.  I should be in bed.  Instead, my job in wine sales has me walking into a conference room.  No one told me why.  My waxen eyes fall on some bottles:

“Hmm, eight Penfolds for breakfast.  Nothing like big, Australian reds instead of waffles.  Sorry liver.”

But beyond this glass regiment, at the table’s end, sits a decanter and a bottle.

Grange. Bin 95. 2008.

Oh yes.

But before Penfolds’ big turkey, an hour-long lecture drags like the NFL Pre-Game Show.

Finally, the feast begins with the “appetizers”:

We start light with cheddar on crackers: Bin 2 Shiraz/Mouvèdre 2010: It is simple, chocolaty, berried, short but approachable (3 of 5) for under $15.

A veggie pinwheel comes in the form of Bin 8 Cabernet/Shiraz 2011. It has more color, more aromas of…

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