Sunday 2 October 2011

Skcits at Deviant's Palace

Curiouser and curiouser . This chardy just didn’t sit well with me... There’s no particular fault with it, just a different way of doing things I suppose.
Sticks No.29 Chardonnay 2010.

The only way I can describe this wine is ‘Upside Down Miss Jane”! Mr Squiggle was onto something all those years ago!

It’s a good Yarra Valley chardonnay, no disputing that. It just took me on a journey I wasn’t comfortable with. It wasn’t an easy drink, nor did it find its own along the way.

I’m not opposed to oaky chardonnay, so long as it’s not hiding other nasties, which this isn't.
I like ‘em lean! But with a round finish that softens off and hints at what might be if you give it the luxury of time to develop.
There needs to be a tight backbone of acid to hold the rest of it up, and that there is. I just found this one so hard to deal with because it started so broad, then tightened up afterwards.
Rather than dissipate and linger in your mouth, it shrivels itself up and locks the door behind it like a sullen and secretive teenager.

Lovely flavour profile of canned peaches and apricot kernels. Nice oak, not overdone at all. It just hoses your tastebuds down with acid at the end so you have to start all over again!

Backwards wine needs backwards metal!
Metal has long been accused of containing subliminal messages when certain songs are played backwards. It’s a technique called Backmasking. For a brazen use of this practice, check out Cradle of Filth’s “Dinner at Deviant’s Palace on Bitter Suites to Succubi.

See if you can get your head around either!


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