Picture this: Colome, Malbec 2005, $25

Chateau Petrogasm (such an unfortunate name–wine? oil? sex?) is a blog that does visual tasting notes, using a single picture. Sometimes their reviews make me say “huh?” But more often than not, it’s good for a laugh, taking wine reviews in a new, word-free, points-free direction.

In this vein, I offer you my visual tasting note for the Colome Malbec 2005 from Salta, Argentina (find this wine).

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5 Responses to “Picture this: Colome, Malbec 2005, $25”

  1. That is my response as well often as not, “huh?”
    Some great pictures though and since I’m into photography a bit, I enjoy that part. I guess until you taste the wine yourself some of the pictures leave you wondering. Like the picture with this post. Will this wine leave you reaching for a big glass of cold beer to wash away the cactus prickles and the big peppery heat?

  2. Totally agree here….I’ve published a couple of reviews on there (most recently the Olga Chinon) but there was one, as an example, with a cat’s paw (that seemed retouched into the photo) sticking out of a kitchen cabinet…HUH? I’m a graphic artist, so I usually “get it” but things like that, just make you go hmm.

  3. Actually, the Petrogasm stands for a linking on Petrus and Orgasm.

  4. Sarah – wouldn’t that be Pteru-gasm then? Or Margauxrgasm? Anything “petro” to me sounds like oil…

    Wilf – funny! Indeed, my image here might be a head-scratcher as well.

    But the wine had such a dominant note of chipotle, that’s really how I “saw” it! That and I wanted to show off my mad photoshopping skillz…

  5. […] but I can’t get this visual tasting note thing out of my head. This is the last one–for […]


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