I do have this odd sense of humor though. Some years ago, I was at table with a good pal who is a real wine man. An oenophile. Along with several other people. One of whom, in a sort of didactic manner, was going on and on about "wine". At one point, the didactic fellow glanced down the table my way and asked in what I thought was rather an arched manner what I thought of the really great wine we were drinking. Everyone else at the table had been making smart sounding comments about the wine while I was primarily occupied with consuming it.
At a loss and on the spot, everyone looking at me, I ventured
"It has a subtle dryness which is at the same time rather wet."
Silence. Emboldened I pressed on...
"A near flavor which is somehow distant".
A few chuckles including thankfully one from my pal the host who was stifling a howl. I went for the trifecta...
"The taste of this bottle has a strong undertone of...grapes."
The D.M. returned to his more worthy audience. I returned to drinking the wine.
Perhaps I am not the fellow to invite to your next wine tasting. Or perhaps I am. Either way, I always enjoy looking for cheap [read sub-$10] bottles of wine that I love to drink. The two bottles shown above fit the bill nicely. Both have great flavor and can be purchased almost everywhere. I find them both to have bold grapiness which is near yet somehow far away. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.