Today, I am starting a process I have been looking forward to for many, many years: I opened three bottles of the best Shirazes at their 20th anniversary. I will drink and compare these over three nights: a glass each on each night.
They are looking good, the levels are high in all wines.
But then the first major obstacle. Only the Grange cork, which I pull
ed first, comes out cleanly. The others break. It is not a disaster, as I will capture the cork which fell in (it was not much) in the decanting process. But is my cellar too dry?
Results will follow after the three day event.