Wines – Chalk Hill The Procrastinator

Now, this wine is not even one of my favourites. I wrote about the Cabernet Sauvignon from Chalk Hill a while back and it was more to my liking.

The Procrastinator – Wikipedia defines it as: a behavior which is characterized by the deferment of actions or tasks to a later time. Does that mean you drink this wine and get the big bang after you had the bottle πŸ™‚

procrastinatorOddbins sells it for around Β£8 and the bottle reads “We made The Procrastinator to celebrate the art of putting off to another day what could have been achieved today” – don’t do today what you can do tomorrow. Now I understand. The wine can be cellared until 2011, with good cellaring even 2015, so there was no need for me to hurry and finish it πŸ˜‰

It is a blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Red Berry fruits, e.g. strawberries and raspberries, finishing with soft silky tannis. Whilst I tasted a lot of tannis, the berries did not come out as strong as suggested.

I cannot say it was the worst wine I ever had, but it wasn’t as interesting as the label suggested it might be. I was hoping for a strong, and rich red wine that leaves no doubt of its heritage from two strong grapes. Instead I would almost described it as a mild wine with strong tannis, nice berry tastes but nothing special. I would almost prefer an Isla Negra Cabernet Sauvignon, which is almost half the price.

However, Chalk Hill does well on grape variety and good blends. But, their Cabernet Sauvignon is still my favourite of the two.