So, I tasted and topped up our wine today. It’s coming along nicely! There’s no longer any trace of H2S, it’s really clear, the color seems to have improved (maybe because of evaporation in the barrel?), and it’s very drinkable.
I added a bit over a quart to the barrel to top it off. I’ll probably top it up a couple more times over the next 2 months. In February, we’ll rack into a new barrel…which we don’t actually have yet…but I’m sure that will get figured out in time. OR, we could use oak chips or sticks.