Well …. I have turned the big 4.0. … so why wouldn’t you expect me to review a wine with the name old fart in it?
When I mentioned 40 above … you have no idea how close that scenario is to this wine … and I quote:
They say life begins at forthy, which certainly true of Old Fart, produced with hand – picked grapes from selected vines of Grenache and Syrah whose average age is 45 years …
All I have to say to this is thankfully … I’m not 45 years old. If I were … then although it’s a “Jennifer Downer” that this wine has a screw cap, I guess if you are old … it might actually be an empathetic/sensitive move on the part of these wine makers. You know … old hands and all ..
The price and the tastiness: I got my bottle for around $9/bottle. I thought for $9, it was worth a shot. I’m glad I did! The taste is pretty good for a $9 bottle of wine. Don’t expect “caviar dreams” on the taste of this, but if you drink more then the occasional daily glass, this might be one to check out.
This Grenache is blended with Syrah and that’s what gives it that spicy taste that I detect. The Grenache in this is light and I do think it wouldn’t have much taste at all if it weren’t for the Syrah, the Syrah gives it the “bite”. The 2 blended together make this a good every day wine. If you can get past the label, I say try it.
If you want to get this wine for the “old fart” in your life as a fun gift … the bottle can be opened and used, you won’t be disappointed giving this wine for a gift. If you are looking for that “wow” factor wine however, this probably isn’t it.
But we’re here for the fun of wine things aren’t we?!?! So go and …. wait … what was I talking about?
Cheers to mental lapses and old fart wine!
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