Wine Code Breaker #140

2012 Gemtree Uncut Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia

One from the archives of 2015…The split infinitive is a grammatical construction in which a word or phrase divides the to and the bare infinitive of the to form of the infinitive verb. According to the font of all wisdom, Wikipedia, it is the interrupting adverb or adverbial phrase which comes between to and the verb. This got me thinking as to what sort of wine Yoda would drink and how he would construct a tasting note. As to the first part of the question, I would say McLaren Vale Shiraz as it has a dark side that is strong enough to seduce even someone of such a mastery of the Force. And now for the latter part.

Gemtree, 2012 it is. Uncut Shiraz, McLaren Vale it is from, garnet coloured it is. Patience you must have my young padawan, for air is needed to reveal secrets of the nose. Powerful it is, dark plums, briary berries, herbs I sense in it. Mmmm, rosemary there is. Through the palate, things you will taste. Drink or drink not. There is no try. Always plums there are, no more no less. Salty they are. Berries there be. Named must your tannins be before swallow them you can. Velvet they are, svelte they be. Good balance with acid it has. Long in taste it is. Save it you must. Cellar it you can. Long it will live.

May the Force be with you this Stars Wars day. May the Fourth it is.

Enjoy!

Rating90 pts
ClosureScrewtop
DrinkNow; 5-10 yrs
Price$20
TastedMay 2015

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