Wine of the Week
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Week 11/98


Lupu Negru

St. Ursula Weinkellerei
Dealul Mare, Rumania
33,50 mk ~US $ 6,10

Who's afraid of the big, black wolf...
Slurps and moonshine

Lupus lupus -
father to all docile dogs

sounds like this
when the moon is full.

A tame wolf you can pat, if you like. Sits nice and easy at a light dinner.

Looks rosy, red. Has a nose of flowery spices and leather. Light as the steps of a wolf. And peppery.

A taste of airy grapes and fruit, a touch of jumping peppers. Hits your mouth first with expectations, but doesn't make you howl from the deep.

This is a clear, easily approachable and rather light fifty-fifty cabernet sauvignon/merlot with barely noticeable oak-ageing.

I f the Draculean thirst for thick blood or a ware-wolfian luna-lunacy is raging with the present full-moon, our Lupus may taste like a poodle's cup of water. But, if you are in for some softer musing under the wintery full-moon, this new aquaintance from the vicinity of Transylvania offers a welcomed new view.

If your heart is warm with happiness, you'll need a glass - if sorrow chills your heart, have two! Anim.

"Avidly testing reasonably priced wine with a view and a vision in mind."

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