Aromatically fully mature, yet still decanted 4h to mellow the tannins.
Evolved aromatics in the nose with leather, tomato leaf, some sweet kirsch, a bit of tobacco leaf and Balsamico.
On the palate this is rather lean & savoury with juicy acidity and quite rustic, chewy tannins (despite the age & decant).
This is great with food (tagliata with rucola!!) and to contemplate. A touch too austere for solo sipping.
A nice Nobile though with good purity. — 10 days ago
Classic Blaufränkisch, medium bodied with herby plum compote and a touch of undergrowth. Some sweet ripe cherry emerging slowly + tobacco leaf. Juicy, fresh, with fruity acidity and velvety tannins. Juicy, fresh and highly drinkable. — 18 days ago
Piemonte tasting #4
After 10h decanting this finally shows... wilted flower petals, mushroom soup, light cherries. Beautiful mouthfeel with the typical tannic grip yet with the beautiful flow and juicy, acidic drinkability.
Barolo is just hard to beat! — 20 days ago
Light golden in colour and unmistakably Alsatian in the nose with orchard apples & Mirabelle plums and a summer meadow. But there’s also an intriguing whiff of exotic. On the palate this starts quite broad but quickly focuses around a core of juicy, mineral acidity. Seems off-dry but is definitely dry.
This has depth & precision beyond the spicy, rich fruit + good length, too.
What a delight. — 13 days ago
A CdR on steroids with over extracted fruit and (still) dry & harsh tannins.
Instead of fresh, delightful raspberries & rosemary it’s a fading ‘too much of everything’
I thought it would be better on the second day, it’s quite the opposite. Shame. — 16 days ago
Piemonte tasting #5
10h decanting and this is still quite closed with medicinal and herbal aromas dominating. Some shy sweet peppery cherry slowly emerging.
On the palate this is spicy, grippy, tannic and not overly acidic. Much more full & modern vs you everyday Barolo, with the tannins a bit dry from the oak, very drinkable though.
Needs much more time but delicious nevertheless. — 20 days ago
Brick pink in colour and cloudy, this stand out from the usual PGs.
Bruised apples, flint, a whiff of exotic.
Rough around the edges, with noticeable tannins and funky acidity. This is fun, juicy, unorthodox yet highly drinkable and with loads of personality & depth.
I love it! — 14 days ago
Very shy right now with a touch of pineapple, some apricot, fresh grass, a hint of blanched almonds. Quite fresh. On the palate this is light yet with a creamy mouthfeel, a bit of volatile acidity and great flow. Spicy, slightly funky, delightfully drinkable. Typical E&M. — 15 days ago
Piemonte tasting #6
Fruitier & richer vs their ‘normal’ Moscato. Great purity of fruit, exotic and sweet but perfectly balanced with fruity acidity. This is just delicious stuff, sweet yet energetic & refreshing.
Neither complicated nor serious but so much fun. — 20 days ago
Piemonte tasting #3
Bright ruby red with ripe sweet cherry with a touch of vanilla and a herby whiff. On the palate this is elegant, yet bright & vivid with cherry acidity and a nice grippy backbone. After 2h in the carafe this is singing and very, very good friendly. — 20 days ago