Bremerton, WA 14.8% alc. (Purchased on 4/1/14)
Back label states that “This wine, like King Tut’s tomb, is a mystery. Some bottles contain Malvasia Bianca and some contain Tempranillo. To solve the mystery, you’ll just have to take a giant leap to discover the treasure that’s actually awaiting you inside. If you don’t get the variety you were hoping for, at least you’ll have this attractive bottle!”
When I opened my bottle, the contents had the typical floral, aromatic bouquet of Malvasia, but the color was a dark ruby red. The flavors were honeyed and showed ripe apricot, but also displayed red raspberry and smoky cigar box cedar. Bone dry and loaded with tannins. A real conundrum! Three hours after finishing a couple of glasses with my wife, we both had severe headaches. I’ve re-corked it and will share the rest with friends this weekend. What are friends for?
I can’t recommend it for its contents, but the bottle sure is purty. Think I’ll display it on the end table right next to our high-heeled, fish-net stockinged leg lamp. If you can find it, pick one up just to see what you get! And please share your findings.