The Bar Brat Wine Aerator was a great surprise!
Today I have a couple more wines for you! Along with a bit of instruction about aerating your wine, with the Bar Brat Wine Aerator. Now understand I am not some French sommelier, but due to my ale making, I am able to appreciate aspects of wine in terms of nose and pallet. However, just like ales, it does depend on the person as to what you truly look for in a wine!
So I had seen some of my friends use an aerator in the past, and thought they were pretty cool, but wasn’t really sure if they did much. Typically I would just decant (Pour the bottle into another vessel) to aerate the wine. But there are some draw backs to this, and a lot of what I have read recently says to use an aerator over a decanter. But with wine it always seems that there are no black and white answers, or red and white… Anyway now I have an aerator, so this is what I will use!
Wine needs oxygen to develop it’s taste, especially young wine. Most people want to get a bottle of wine and drink it that night, but many wines are going to need help via aerating to produce flavors that years in a cellar would do. The older the wine (cellared for 5+years) the less you need to aerate. So most wines ESPECIALLY if you bought it that day need to be aerated! The flavors and fullness are going to need some time to develop, a wine aerator is a great way to force some oxygen in there to open up the wondrous tastes and aromas! Enter the Bar Brat Wine Aerator!
So we had a few friends over, and opened a couple bottles! Here is the rundown on them.
De Los Clop Los Clop Malbec 2010 Mendoza · Argentina
Vivino rank: 3.3
Extremely popular, Argentinian Malbec is an inky, medium-bodied, dry red wine with strong impressions of dark fruits on the nose and palate. This wine tends to have mellower tannins than its French counterpart.
This particular wine: Sweet blackberry liqueur and dark chocolate notes on this full-bodied Argentine red wine made from Malbec grapes. Purple plums on the finish.
For the price point it is OK, but aging this for a few years would be rather disappointing for you… So don’t just drink it 😛 But this is where I found the Bar Brat Wine Aerator very useful! You don’t need to wait that long.
Jacopo Biondi-Santi Sassoalloro Oro 2009 Toscana · Italy
Vivino rank: 4.1
Central Italy Red
Perhaps the greatest wines in the Chianti area are the Brunello wines, which are also made from Sangiovese. These wines are much bolder, richer, and more similar to the best of California Cabs.
This Wine: Elegant and medium-full bodied. Flavours of black cherry, blackberry and plums combine to form the base of this wine.
I really enjoyed this bottle! And I got it for $19.99! So double enjoyment!
The Bar Brat Wine Aerator itself works great, it has a rubber piece to ensure that it locks into the bottle, and pours without drips! Simple to bring with you if you are on your way to a friends house, and simple to clean! And it is currently on sale for $12.97 CDN and if you get 2 you get an additional 10% off! Oh I guess they also give you a 100% LIFETIME MONEY BACK GUARANTEE… So there’s that too ;-P #WineAeratorBarBrat
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