Friday, May 26, 2006

Wine of the Month Review #4

Name: Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio
Date: 2004
Origin: Italy
Alcohol content: 13%

Bottled in Sorrento, Italy, this wine is best enjoyed with buffalo mozzarella, tomato, and basil. This red's lively offerings begin on the nose with acidic cherry hints and follow on the palette with a literal explosion of dark red fruits-- plum, blackberry, and empty cedar chests.

And divine guilt.
Flashes of the exhausted once-Christ child strobe before your eyes and you can almost taste the grit and sweat in your own mortal mouth. What was going through Jesus' mind as he was prodded and flogged along the path to his own crucifixion? This wine tells me it was almost 100% along the lines of

"My tears mixed with the blood of my wounds continue to reveal their fleshy sensual side by offering up plenty of forward fruit, tender softness, and tactile pleasure."
But what about the Vesuvio part? Clearly, these ruby-pure tear-sized drops that grace my sinner's throat have the power to keep Mt. Vesuvius from blowing for another eon at least.
But inspite of the tannins, the smooth finish, the surprising bouquet, all I'm left with is the following

2 comments:

Accidentally Disastrous said...

Thank God you write this blog.

Mackenzie said...

fo serious.