I took this bottle up to Newcastle with me and opened it at Andrew's, where we spent Boxing Day Night. The pineapple is distinctive and in fact I think the wine has improved for it having been left for seven months. I thought that there was an initial bitter, unpleasant taste but that dissipated immediately.
As with Boxing Day two years ago at Andrew's, Sooz brought Ticket to Ride, an entertaining board game. I came last again, but at least this year did not get steamingly drunk and will not have to go to the doctors in six weeks' time on account of continual dizziness.