Saturday, January 21, 2006

Big is beautiful

Isn't it funny that a magnum size bottle seems always so festive? For some reason, the unusual size of the bottle makes the juice it contains more special and delicious.

Last night, a friend of ours brought a magnum of 2002 Quintessa and also cooked a delicious beef roast with garlic potatoes. The wine had a deep red-purple color and an attractive nose of berries and spices. On the palate, it was dense, very smooth, well balanced, with vanilla notes and a lively finish. We finished the whole roast and the magnum!

This make me think that I should have more magnum sized bottles in my cellar. They are not easy to find but the satisfaction you get when you open one with your friends is definitely worth the effort.

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