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.