Wednesday, February 13, 2008

WBW #42: Just 7 Words, A Wine Haiku

Seeking a challenge beyond the mandatory seven word wine review, I decided that my WBW #42 review should be in Haiku form. My apologies to Haiku enthusiasts everywhere...

Acidic palate
Vegetal cappuccino
A cabernet franc?

Wine: 2006 Podere Castorani Majolica Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
cork. 13% alcohol
Score: 14/20
Price: C$12.35 (SAQ)

Close enough to $12, I call this Twelve under $12 #2.

Many thanks to Andrew of Spitoon and the whole Wine Blogging Wednesday crew.

10 comments:

Edward said...

Joe,

That's excellent. I'll be expecting more Haiku in future. . .

I've been watching the markets go South and waiting for the promised 12 under $12 ;)

Joe said...

Hi Ed - you may have noticed that I added a "WineHaiku" category, we'll see where that goes. You are the first to link the markets to my sudden interest in $12 wine...well done!

Wine Scamp said...

Joe, great minds obviously think alike! I like your haiku -- maybe we can start a trend!

Marcus said...

Cab Franc? I'm gonna throttle you for sullying my grape's name like that.

This is has always been very cherry when I've tasted it -- perhaps I'm thinking of the 05s in which case these 06s sound like a comedown -- in any case, this is usually a trifling bottle that lacks complexity but a good value for a quaffer.

Nicolas Ritoux said...

Joe, congrats for the Haiku! A great idea, well executed!

I see that there's another Quebecer on this Wineblogging Wednesday contest. :)

I guess that other contestants are going to find this wine under 12$ in other parts of the continent... SAQ prices are usually higher.

I quoted your great Haiku in the Vinismo article about that wine. Feel free to add to it if you want!

-niko

Joe said...

Marcus - I am glad that my Haiku is open to interpretation, but there was no "sullying". Yes, cherry, but the cappuccino was the first, dominant note - I only had 7 words to work with! I am sure you would appreciate the complete note more than this rather artistic interpretation...

Bienvenue, Nicolas! Interesting site, and thanks for the link. I may add some comments when I have a free moment. SAQ price $12.35. Cheers.

Joe said...

Hi Scamp - I truly loved your Haiku - we finance types can't hold a candle to an English teacher...

Andrew said...

Love the line "Vegetal cappuccino"
says much!

David McDuff said...

Hey Joe,
I went with a seven word, seven line acrostic poem. I was glad to see you and Scamp getting artsy as well.

Joe said...

Thanks for hosting, Andrew, I certainly have a new appreciation for the English language...

Nicely done, David!