In vino veritas. Maybe.
Grass, gooseberries, tree sap, oyster shell on the nose. Maybe also a touch of VA. Spike of acidity and plenty of minerality come through on the palate. A bitter tinge at the end but attractive and would go nicely with seafood. — 4 days ago
Traditionally made Chianti Classico from an American expat who followed a dream. Red cherries, leather, vanilla and red current on the nose. Perhaps a touch of alcohol too. Somewhat less interesting on the palate where the mid to light-weight structure yields a somewhat muted flavor profile. For around $20, it's a good choice. — 4 days ago
Made by the oldest active winemaker in the world, apparently. Experience counts. This wine has character. It's not exactly the kind of wine I'd be drawn to with its soggy then dried newspaper nose and wafer dipped in lemon tea palate. But, like a pig, it has personality and personality goes a long way.
This wine is made from a "godforsaken grape", tasted at the launch of Jason Wilson's book of that title. — a day ago
A pretty serious Langhe Nebbiolo. Red fruit, tar and a touch of wood polish on the nose - but not in a bad way. Terrific grip on the palate. This is designed to age and I think it will. A teeny bit funky but not enough to detract from an attractive wine that would be interesting to try in a few years. — 4 days ago
The nose is beautiful. Honeysuckle, gooseberry, pear, orange peel. This is all about the aromatics. The taste is somewhat limited and lacking a mid palate. Overall it's an attractive dry styled moscato. Named after the winemaker' daughter, the gazelle, who sprinted for Italy. — 4 days ago