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WTN: Wit's End "The Procrastinator" Shiraz-Cabernet 2004

by Bruce Hayes » Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:28 am

McLaren Vale. An 85-15 Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon blend.

Dark purple-almost black in the glass.

Rich and quite thick in the mouth, staining the inside of the wine glass a lovely rose color, juicy berry-cherry fruit, very spicy, cocoa, with a touch of austere firmness toward the end. Moderate drying tannins on the finish.

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Re: WTN: Wit's End "The Procrastinator" Shiraz-Cabernet 2004

by Jenise » Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:43 pm

Noe there's a wine I would buy just for the name.
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Re: WTN: Wit's End "The Procrastinator" Shiraz-Cabernet 2004

by Bruce Hayes » Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:27 pm

Jenise wrote:Noe there's a wine I would buy just for the name.


I know what you mean. It seems to me that Australia has cornered the market on "interesting" names, particularly D'Arenberg with names such as Stump Jump, Dead Arm, the Custodian.

I recall that Robin did a wine column recently on the way wineries are using cute animials on their labels to sell their wines. Perhaps he should also look at the explosion of strange-cute wine names.
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Re: WTN: Wit's End "The Procrastinator" Shiraz-Cabernet 2004

by Jenise » Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:41 pm

Perhaps he should also look at the explosion of strange-cute wine names.


They surely sell. Fat Bastard has been a huge success, for instance. And--is it Two Hands?--their "Bad Impersonator" had me pulling the bottle off the shelf to read the back label. I probably would have bought a bottle to gift to someone I who somehow fit that description. The Procrastinator? Gosh, I could give cases of that away. :)
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Re: WTN: Wit's End "The Procrastinator" Shiraz-Cabernet 2004

by James Roscoe » Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:50 pm

Jenise wrote:
Perhaps he should also look at the explosion of strange-cute wine names.


They surely sell. Fat Bastard has been a huge success, for instance. And--is it Two Hands?--their "Bad Impersonator" had me pulling the bottle off the shelf to read the back label. I probably would have bought a bottle to gift to someone I who somehow fit that description. The Procrastinator? Gosh, I could give cases of that away. :)


Makes a great Christmas present in July!
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by Jenise » Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:06 pm

Makes a great Christmas present in July!


How many should I send you? :o
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Re: WTN: Wit's End "The Procrastinator" Shiraz-Cabernet 2004

by James Roscoe » Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:12 pm

I'l pick them up when I finally get around to making it out to the Left Coast! :D
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Re: WTN: Wit's End "The Procrastinator" Shiraz-Cabernet 2004

by Jenise » Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:29 pm

James Roscoe wrote:I'l pick them up when I finally get around to making it out to the Left Coast! :D


He said, procrastinating.
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Re: WTN: Wit's End "The Procrastinator" Shiraz-Cabernet 2004

by James Roscoe » Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:32 pm

It is called "The Procrastinator." I wonder how it would age? Given it's name....
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Re: WTN: Wit's End "The Procrastinator" Shiraz-Cabernet 2004

by Doug Surplus » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:03 pm

James Roscoe wrote:It is called "The Procrastinator." I wonder how it would age? Given it's name....


Perhaps we should wait a few years to find out ....
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Re: WTN: Wit's End "The Procrastinator" Shiraz-Cabernet 2004

by Jenise » Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:00 pm

Doug Surplus wrote:Perhaps we should wait a few years to find out ....


You can always decide tomorrow.
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