You know, if I just had more supportive tannins I wouldn’t be seeing my therapist once a week, and maybe my lumbar wouldn’t hurt quite so much. But these supportive tannins, they’ve got your back! They are there for you man, whether you’re some dainty, strawberry-scented, pale, emo-listening, incense-burning bottle of hippie wine, or a big, brash, bold, brooding, black bottle of piss and vinegar -- in which case, don’t call me, I’ll call you, no, I promise, but in the meantime I’ve got these really supportive tannins you should talk to.
Like pretty much everything, wine’s flavors are built on a foundation. The structural elements of a wine -- acid, tannin, and sugar -- support those flavors much like salt does for food. And that is what I’m talking about when I mention supportive tannins, and I’m thinking I could use some support (-ive tannins) right about now. All this navel-gazing is exhausting work, and I’m thinking a bottle of Malbec is just the thing to remedy that.