Pick-a-Child: Round 4

Mystery… Intrigue… Wine

This is it, folks! Our fourth, and very last, wine review in the Pick-a-Child series we know you’ve been waiting with bated breath for, much like a tween anticipating the latest and greatest from dear J.K. Rowling.

This week we’re reviewing the 2009 Chateau les Barraillots Margaux. Believe it or not, we found nary a professional review of this wine. Ooohhh, aaahhh, mystery, intrigue! While we know many a parent who would say kids also come with their own built in bits of unpredictableness, *this* is the kind of unknown we can get behind!

Photo courtesy http://www.cellartracker.com/

Photo courtesy http://www.cellartracker.com/

Oenophiles R Us

In the absence of professional reviews, we guess you’ll just have to take our word for it. Here’s what our panel of “experts” had to say about this wine:

Anonymous Friend 1: “An overachiever and a braggart. Who’s he trying to impress?” Sounds like Lance’s annual employment reviews. When he’s employed, that is.

 Anonymous Friend 2: “Sticky and lively. Stubborn and boisterous. I like the spicy! Would age really well!”

Anonymous Friend 3: “Has a bitter finish, but robust, nice mouth feel. Nice with food. It’s going to be complicated and haughty. Boisterous, gleeful, reckless. I think this will (actually) be bold and peppery – with age it will lose the edge a bit. I think it will be good. I like this one the best.” Whoa. Sounds like a commitment.

 Anonymous Friend 4: “Great tannins. Chalky. Thin.” Yeah, whatever. Where were you three wines ago, Anonymous Friend 4?

Lance: “Non-fragrant, bitter, and assertive. Slightly stinky with a dirty/wet middle. Pepper and spice.” If we wanted bitter, we’d have had actual kids.

Amy: “Sucks the life out of you. But hopeful that with time it would become a pleasure.” Not really a risk we’re willing to take.

That’s all, folks!

And there you have it. Six reviewers, four wines (truth be told, 10 bottles in all), and a very drunk review panel. Much like parents say about their kids, these wines wore us out.  But gosh, we love ’em! The little buggers.

Which will we choose to be ours forever? … or for as long as a case or two lasts? Stay tuned for the verdict in our next Wine-y Baby post! For now, we need a nap. And an ibuprofen.

Childfree Feedback

One reason we’re happy not to have kids is the utter exhaustion they cause their parents. Don’t deny it, parents. We’ve been witness to it too many times. And the research is behind us here too (well, ok, not all of the research is behind us). What are some of the reasons you’ve chosen not to have kids?


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