Old World Wine Enthusiast from West Palm Beach, FL
Drank 4/27/21. Paired with burgers, but this calls for a steak.
Nose of raspberry coulis, plums, and an earth/almost petrol note, that remains even after a couple of hours (I'm ok with this). Black cherry, blackberry, plums, earthand tar, mingle with medium plus tannins on the palate. Finishes dark, with blackberry and tar which go on for around 50 seconds
4/21/8/4/4 +50 =91 pts.
Drink now for primary fruit, but should hold for another 10-15 years. — 13 days ago
Nose of dried cherry, plums, worn leather, pepper, and a hint of cedar. Flavors of dried cherry and plums are complemented by tertiary cigar box and leather. Medium tannins are mostly resolved, with the fruit hanging on nicely. Drink now and over the next 2-5 years.
4/22/9/5/3 +50 =93 pts — a month ago
Nose of plum, blueberry, soy sauce,and leather. Flavors of blue and black fruits, with pepper, leather, spice. Finishes long and dry with black fruits, oak, and leather. Drink now and over the next 5 years.
4/21/8/4/4 +50 =91 pts. — 2 months ago
Bouquet shows earth, tar, and a bit of black cherry. Flavors of sour red cherry, tomato leaf, leather, and earth. Dry, with medium plus tannin, and a medium finish. Nothing sensational, but a good, dry food wine, that's reminiscent of something you'd find in a Tuscan Trattoria.
3/20/7/4/3 + 50 = 87 pts. — 2 months ago
The medium bouquet is dominated by earth, underbrush, black pepper, and some dark fruit. Black berries, plums, and a bit of pepper on the palate. Nicely balanced, but a bit restrained. Medium finish.
Better with a bit of air, although I dont feel this is a wine that needs to age.
WS went 93 pts on this, while most did not seem to love it as much. I'm somewhere in between...
3/21/7/4/3 = 88 pts. — 2 months ago
Nose of cherry liquer, and a bit of underbrush. Flavors of sweet red cherry and herb de Provence backed by tannins which are still quite firm. Medium finish. High alcohol at 15%, but unfortunately this does not wear it as well as some.
3/21/6/3/3 +50 = 86 pts. — a month ago
On the nose, violets and roses joint the red cherry scents after about a 30 min decant. Flavors of cherry pit and tar mix with wood spice and medium to firm tannins. The dry finish goes on around 40 seconds. A good introduction to barolo for the price.
4/20 /7/3/4 +50 =88 pts. — a month ago
Drank 3/15/21. Paired with Chicken Picatta.
Subtle scents of lemon candy, and orchard fruit. Flavors also quite mild, with green apple, and a bit of citrus. Clean with a quicker finish. Overall a good food wine, but would recommend a higher acidity wine for this dish.
2/20/6/4/2 +50 = 84 pts. — 2 months ago