2011 Old Telegram
$40.00 per bottle / $432.00 per case
$34.00 per bottle / $384.00 per case (Members)
Very, very concentrated fruit in the nose—blackberry, cassis and Damson plum, as well as a leavening of licorice. This is a dark wine in every sense; if you are a synaesthete, you will taste the dark, round tones of the oboe.
The wine is made entirely from very old vines in Oakley—56% Evangelho, 24% Enea, 20% Del Barba. I don’t reckon it to be an Old Telegram to put away. But this will put you (and your guests) away. Drink sensibly.
Wild mushroom goulash, Queso del Montsec (a goat’s milk cheese from Catalonia), Brontosaurus burger (if Brontosaurus unavailable, ground bison burger topped with bacon would substitute nicely).