January 3, 2008
Southbrook 2002 Cabernet - Merlot
(Re-Tasted November 2007) ... This wine was a real find a few years back at the LCBO - a really good bargain at $14.95. Today, the wine is going through a transition … the nose has gone heavily woodsy and vegetal (green pepper) – and the taste really follows suit; it's interesting but hardly drinkable at this time. I have another couple of bottles that I'm willing to try at a later date to see if the wine transitions out of this phase or descends further into the abyss.