1999 Peter Lehmann Grenache

Back in 1999, we were drinking the fantastic 1998 Peter Lehmann Grenache. It was in our price range ($12 at the time) and very tasty. We kept going back to the bottle shop and buying more until they ran out and didn't get any more stock.

In 2000 we spotted the 1999 vintage of the same wine and bought a case. It was ghastly. Really nasty flavour. So we stuck it in my parents' garage and moved to London

Six years have been kind to this wine! We cracked a bottle last night and it was lovely. Loads of sediment, but it seems the nasty flavours have gone out with the sediment. Smooth, rich and velvety. Yum!

So I guess time heals all eh?