November 21, 2008

Old Light

One of our production assistants brought to my attention a recent discussion on Tyler Colman's wine blog, Dr Vino, wherein much was made about the wine descriptor "light".

We have something to add to that a discussion by way of a preview to a forthcoming Lab Report.

This is the back label of a 1964 Claret (of limited distinction). Bottled and labeled for an American importer's clientele, the wine is described as "light, dry, red Bordeaux wine..."

If "light" as a wine descriptor is indeed a "kiss of death," perhaps that explains why no one bothered to drink this forty odd years ago.

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