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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wrongo Dongo redux

It seems that no sooner had I reviewed the 2004 vintage that the Wrongo Dongo 2005 appeared on the shelf. That's not necessarily a bad thing, since its Wine Advocate score rose from 85 to 87 while its price stayed steady at $9 a bottle.

The flavor profile is much different, though. That strawberry component the ’04 had is way in the background (it's still detectable on the nose), and plum and blackberry have come to the fore, along with a hint of clove.

Right out of the bottle this medium-bodied wine carries the tannins of a spirited two-year-old, but those moderate after a few minutes in a glass or decanter. This would be a great burger wine, and is no doubt capable of much more than that.
M. Zane Grey, 7:01 AM