2000 Krohn Colheita

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JacobH
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2000 Krohn Colheita

Post by JacobH » 23:12 Tue 12 Jun 2012

Bottled in 2011, with a shortish cork that is, surprisingly unbranded.

Reasonably deep colour for a 11-year-old colheita. Lightish burgundy in the middle, fading to an orange rim.

At 2+ hours, this is quite muted on the nose (though a cold could be contributing). In the mouth, I immediately gets lots of milk chocolate. Not much primary fruit is obvious, though the acidity might bring out a little orange. The mouth-feel is rather cloyingly sweet on the back of the throat, a bit like a packed of instant hot-chocolate that has been made with too little water. The mid-palate is very subtle but it is followed a little while afterwards by a nice tawny aftertaste that is reasonably long.

I’m hoping this will continue to evolve in the decanter. At the moment it is fine but rather unexciting.
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Re: 2000 Krohn Colheita

Post by JacobH » 21:27 Wed 13 Jun 2012

At 24+ hours it becomes apparent that the bottle is ever-so-slightly corked. Not enough to make it undrinkable, but just enough to mute the aromas and primary fruit. :cry:
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