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April 6, 2008
Chateau Malbec 2005 Bordeaux
It's been over 60 degrees (that's over 16 Celsius, my good international readers) all weekend so as I write this on Sunday night, I am exhausted. The wife is out with friends for dinner, I put the little one to bed, and cooked a 12oz. NY strip steak on the grill and had the last glass of this bottle with it. With all of the weekend activity, my back was killing me, so I took some fine "back medicine" which lead to putting on a 1974 Dead show. By the time the meat came off the barbie and enjoyed a sip, I was in Wonderland. The wine complemented my rare meat very well. In fact, we opened this bottle on Thursday and sipped it while watching some Wife Swap, but weren't big fans due to strong acidity and heavy tannins. Lesson learned, the 2005 Chateau Malbec Bordeaux needs a big steak, pharmaceuticals, and some Grateful Dead for optimal enjoyment.