Pico Madama Petit Verdot/ Monastrell 2004 - Jumilla

vickib | Feb 16, 200808:31 PM

I bought this one, really sight unseen, based on the notoriously inaccurate Costco tasting notes posted in the store. Tonight I opened it, and had it with a dinner of roasted chicken with garlic, rosemary, lemon, and blood orange. The wine smelled floral, but dark, like something really ripe. My first taste, right after pulling the cork, was very tight and tannic. I slowly drank the first glass while making dinner. By the time I'd finished it, the bird was coming out of the oven. Over the course of dinner, the wine became softer, and worked very well with the meal. As it opened up, the fruit became more prominent, and the tannins less so. I've got one more sip in the glass now, 3 hours after opening, and dinner finished. Without food, it's still pretty tannic, but there's a wonderful floral quality and berries, with a long finish. Looking online, it seems to be sold out. I'd buy more of this. I think Jumilla might be a promising region to explore.

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