Importer, Consultant, Sommelier and Educator dedicated to "Pretty Good Wine". I'll use the 100-point scale when appropriate. Wines posted here demonstrate mai...
I was thinking Corton-Charlemagne all night drinking this concentrated yet airy Friulian interpretation of Burgundies finest white wines. Enzo Pontoni is a master on so many levels and even in this rather warm vintage, his wines capture true complexity and multiple layers of flavour. No rush here. — 9 days ago
The first and last vintage produced, as these Gobelet trained vines will from 2016 and onwards be part of Ragnaie’s Brunello di Montalcino bottling. Stunning purity, very elegant, verging on racy with defined tannins and stretching flavours. 2400 bottles produced. — 10 days ago
50% CS, 40% CF, 10% Merlot. This is certainly aiming for the highest pedigree of Bdx-blends, and getting there as well. Crushed white stones, serious minerality, wild fruits, plenty of spice elements and underlying acidity enabling flavours to retain freshness and length. Beautifully integrated all new oak here as well. It tastes... amazing, and it’s structure promises a very long and slow cellar evolution. Best from 2025-2040. This will rival ANY high end stuff available. — 23 days ago
Bottled under screw cap. Fresh as a daisy! Aromatic and vivid, this is great stuff from a unheard of variety produced from an unheard of winery located in an unheard of appellation. Love it! — 2 months ago
Just beautiful and while still infant, proving great interest and grace. Piercing acidity, gooseberries and stone fruits are framed by fine tuned barrels, finishing dry, lengthy and layered. 93+ — 10 days ago
In a way serious and ambitious, but sadly at the same time already dried out and premature. Acidity is fine as is the quality of tannins, but the dried fruit cake flavours sets it apart from better wines. Better a few years back. Disappointing. — 2 months ago