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Friday, August 25, 2006

How the electronic age has changed things! Even non-cricket fans will find this exchange of e-mails fascinating. When I spent a day at the fourth test between England and Pakistan a week ago, I thought it was a rather dull game that would end rather predictably. Not so. The ramifications will be felt in international cricket for some time yet.

Tonight I found three bottles tucked away that I'd forgotten about. I'm drinking one now. Elian Daros' Clos Baquey 1999 is an ambitious, tannic, extracted red wine that will never resolve. It's still tannic with high acidity, huge extraction and a dry mouthfeel (I have had several bottles of this wine and I wonder about the corks - they've all shown a lot of wine egress [is that the right term?] and seem rather hard). But despite this, it's an intense, aggressively savoury wine that works very well with food. It has a gravelly sort of finish. I'm always happy to drink a wine where the winemaker has tried really hard to make something interesting, even if it hasn't worked out brilliantly. I've got a few more of these tucked away, bought at advantageous prices from Grand Cru Wines. I'm sure I'll find occasion to drink them, aven though it's not a wine I can really recommend.


At 1:27 PM, Blogger Salil said...

Wouldn't call it fascinating. Farce, as I wrote here is more like it.

Quite painful to see, and I don't think I'm the only one wishing that there were a few more sensible, diplomatic heads in the cricketing world - or some figures in authority with common sense.

On the other hand, at least it's just Inzamam captaining. Can you imagine how bad this might have become at this stage had someone like Javed Miandad been captain?

At 9:46 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

I agree - nice to see your piece on cricinfo btw


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