The Best in the Last 30 Days

Beau started the Meme and tagged Lenn. Lenn tags the Wine Chicks. The Wine Chicks tag Wine Cast, Tim tags Andrew at Spittoon, He spits his game then tags Cam at Appellation Australia, who tags our mate Mike at Shiraz Shiraz, Who whacks me on the back, informing me I’m it. (I wasn’t picked last! Thanks Mike you are now a friend for life.)

So, the best wine I have had in the last 30 days would have to be the 1999 Joseph Phelps Insignia. This bottle was absolutely outstanding and although I have one bottle in the cellar I am reluctant to open, I may have to concede, as I can’t imagine how it can get any better in bottle. The nose is inviting, the palate is explosive, and the tannins have mellowed, leaving this wine in a beautiful state.

Wine: 1999 Joseph Phelps Insignia
Type: Bordeaux Blend
71% Cabernet, 21% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 1% each Petit Verdot and Malbec
Very aromatic with hints of anise, vanilla, toasty oak, and Blueberry’s. On the palate the fruit flavor is explosive consisting primarily of Blackberries, Mocha, and Vanilla. The finish is long and refined without a trace of harsh tannins. Drink Now!
Score: 97pts JAT

It’s settled then, I am going to have to open the last bottle.

Chas over at Wine Tastings you’re it!