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in pursuit of the juiciest wine: day sixty-one (Armador Cabernet Sauvignon 2007)

Odfjell Armador Cabernet SauvignonTonight is Odfjell Armador Cabernet Sauvignon 2007.

Cube PlanetI love that the consecutive letters D F J are in its name. D F J. It sounds like a string of letters in an alphabet. Like an alphabet of prime numbers and consonants from a planet in a different galaxy where there are no vowels. Surely this wine comes from the planet Dfjg3klmnpq5. It’s probably a cubed-shaped planet, too.

It turns out I’ve had this wine before on day nineteen of the juiciest wine tour. Luckily, I have forgotten everything about this wine. (I though the label looked familiar, but after a while, the labels blur in my memory.)

So, this is a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. Chile is so hip with wines right now. I expect a lot from this one, even though it was only $9 on sale.

It looks big bodied as it is 95% opaque with a dark purple color. The meniscus is of average size with the middle layer a sunset pink color. This pink color will complement the muted grapefruit nose. Some one commented somewhere that it was passion fruit, which it may be. My girlfriend picks up whiskey or bourbon on the nose. I also get cigars, figs, and blackberries. It definitely has lots of alcohol and legs that don’t move.

This goes down easy as its cool and smooth. It tastes similar to the nose. I also pick up a cola, which is always fun. I also get earl greyer tea.

The grapefruit or passion fruit is just getting in the way of what could be a really good wine.

Now, when I reviewed this on June 17, I got a completely different tasting on this. This time it’s like a fru-fru mixed drink and last time it was like forest of funk. It was better last time. Much better. That’s just bizarre.

This wine is put together well, but because of the nose and how that nose lingers, I’m giving this 86 points. Get rid of the nose and how it lingers, and this Chilean cab is 89 or 90.//


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