Tuesday, September 20, 2011

2009 John Galt Proprietary Red

As promised, here is my review of Bounty Hunter's 2009 John Galt red wine:

It was darn good.

I'm not much of a wine-reviewer, as my palate is not sophisticated enough to pick up all of the flavors, but I do know what I like and--on average--I can identify a good wine by taste, rather than by price. The 2009 John Galt had a good nose, decent legs, and a rather tame finish. It was a nice shade of red, not too dark, but quite deep. The taste was fruity--but not overly so--with a hint of spice;overall it was a very pleasant experience, well worth the $25 per bottle.


For those unfamiliar with some of those terms, "nose" refers to the aroma of the wine, ascertained by smelling deeply of the wine in the glass, "legs" refers to how much of the wine clings to the glass when swirled, and "finish" refers to the aftertaste.

The John Galt is called a "proprietary red" because it's a blend of other wines and cannot be correctly called a Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot noir, or the like since it does not come from a single kind of grape, or at least the winemaker is not willing to say that such is the case.

Cheers, all.

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