Importer, Consultant, Sommelier and Educator dedicated to "Pretty Good Wine". I'll use the 100-point scale when appropriate. Wines posted here demonstrate mai...
Evolved stuff with classic aromas of aged leather, tea, dried cherries and cedar; hints of VA too. Full on entry with fading fruit on the finish which is fresh, but not necessarily complex. Added 2 points just for the possibility to drink an iconic 35 year old Barolo. — 10 days ago
3-digit stuff once it sheds it baby fat. Amazing structure and while concentrated, it also offers grace, sweet tannins and juicy acidity. Wet stone finish. Quintessential Grenache! One to buy by the case. — 21 days ago
One of their best vintages to date. This unique bottling was made in Demi Magnums for selected Sommeliers only. Clever, as it’s already showing a fraction of what’s to become. In the regular bottle (magnum), it’s still very backward, but it will - trust me - turn into something spectacular. These gems are always a true honour to taste. — 21 days ago
In great vintages, second wines from pedigree Chateauxs are always a safe bet, and this is no exception. Pretty open on the nose, indicating its readiness, while hidden tannins and iron/blood-like flavours on the palate suggests waiting is clever, as it’s still one dimensional and needs time to fully express itself. — 17 days ago
I love this wine. It’s one of my everyday quaffers. This ‘15 Barbera offers an (almost) Aldo Conterno concentration of classic flavours but lacks the oak treatment, so way much more Barbera nekedness involved here. — 21 days ago