Walker Red Wine(-1 out of 5)




Jesus on a rusted coat hanger. That’s all I have here. Another Aldi classic. As in classic gas, minus the Emerson, Lake, & Palmer. More like classic ass. I wonder what award this won-the Paper Plate Wine Award? I did not care for this one whit.

The aroma after I uncorked it and let it breathe for one hour? Pungent, like shoe leather mating with apple cider vinegar. Strong, and not altogether fruity. This is a red wine, not specified which varietal we are dealing with, so I’ll call it apple cider vinegar. The label is very unassuming, which is good because the wine smells like something you clean your fireplace poker with. 

Taste? Yikes. Well, the acridness of the wine does not diminish, despite the breathing time. I let this bitch sit out for TWO HOURS and it did nothing to diminsh the bitterness of the wine. It has cherries and black licorice, plus chocolate flavors. What do I taste? A Spicy Italian Sub, Subway style, no condiments, no vegetables, and triple pepper. It tastes like liquid pepper mixed with some toasted chocolate notes. The toasted chocolate usually would add to the joie vivre, not here- it just makes it worse. The taste is downright awful. 

The only thing I give this is that the wine itself has plenty of spice. I’ve complained about wines lately that had soft tannins, short finish, etc. Not the case here. Unfortunately, it’s not a long-standing pleasant taste present, it’s an awful one. I can find no where on the label, nor online, what varietals are present in this blend. So I call it vinegar varietal, with a heaping dose of pepper. Blech!

Avoid, avoid, avoid. Unlike the noid, no tastiness is attached to this wine. 


About generationgbooks

I read a ridiculous amount of books in a ridiculously quick amount of time. I read everything- fiction, history, sports, political science, fantasy, young adults, kids, romance- everything. I have worked in books almost half of my life now, and I never get bored with them. I need an outlet for books, where I can reach many people who may or may not give a fig about my opinions. I'm kind of known for rambling about books, so I figure it's about time I get off my lazy ass and take it to the blogosphere, where I have had the great luck of meeting many wonderful people inflicted with this book-disease. Personal stuff? Not much. I work too much, I'm single so I have more time to deal with this and less to deal with BS. I'm a die-hard Duranie and 80's fan. I am way too entertained with social media and astrology(for those of you who give a fig, I'm a Capricorn, or the sexier description- a seagoat.) for mine and the world's- own good. Only insanity can result from me blogging. That said, here goes!

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