I found a bottle of the 2006 in my inbox the other day.
We opened it with great interest.
Nice color, especially for an '06.
It had a lovely nose, some vanilla, hints of apple, some other stuff I couldn't quite pin down.
The initial entry was very nice, and flavorful, medium body.
Then, in the middle palatte, it happened. At the back of the mouth, distinct and unpleasant bitterness that overwhelmed the taste of wine.
SWMBO and I tasted simultaneously, and had exactly the same reaction, going from saying how lovely the aromas and entry were to a "something's wrong" is the wine moved into our middle palates. It's not often we have exactly the same reaction at the same instant.
The bitterness and chemically flavors predominated the finish.
I would rate what I had as unsound, possibly bacterial contamination.
Suspecting a bad bottle, I was reluctant to post, but the woot powers encouraged me to post my experience after I e-mailed them last night. Good on woot powers!
I'm pretty sure it was a bad bottle, as this is not what the crew at the office found with their bottle of 2006.
If you get this, and experience anything like what I described in the 2006, you should contact woot as it would be a bad bottle.
Remember, wine is a living thing and you could have 11 great bottles in a case, and one undrinkable mess. (or vice versa....)