@delectable cilento aglianico riserva
Nose is blueberry spice and blackberry. Elegant. Very integrated. Deep. A subtle richness. A hint of old school well made California cab. Very deep. Sensual. Some porcini. A ray of lilac shining through a window.
Palate is so elegant in fitting with the house style. Just pumps juiciness. Elegant blackberries. So silky. So juicy. A hint of spice but it’s more in the background. Some blackberry licorice. Maximally delicious. I can’t believe this is Aglianico. Wow. Stunning.
Finish has this palate coating freeze dried blackberry thing. So juicy and long. Like the flavors somehow self replicate.
On day 2 elegant plum flower on the nose. Really pretty.
Fass selections. — 8 days ago
@delectable Vini Marino fiano. Vendemmia tardiva
On open nose is a bit earthy. Mineral. A pleasant hint of porcini.
Palate has great tropical fruit. Very mineral. Great mouthfeel. Just feels luxurious. Really caresses the palate. Almost like a very good meursault. Delicious. A hint of unctuous was but in a good way. Just a kiss of an echo of honey tang that balances it out. Some lovely saltiness. — 12 days ago
@delectable proclamo cilento aglianico
Needs 30 minutes to open. Totally meh before that.
Nose is fresh blueberry juice. Earth. Savory. Hint of licorice. Panoply of spices. Black peppercorn. A hint of clove. Licorice flowers. A lovely balance between dark Aglianico and perfume. Incredibly expansive aromatics.
An hour in nose becomes psychotic. So cliche I know but Aglianico in burgundy. Deep crushed Violets. Some lilac. So sensual. High end perfume.
Palate is spice. Delicious blueberries. Silky texture. Blueberry blueberry flower. Blueberry licorice. Much more volnay like than typical Aglianico. Much lighter and more feminine. Perfect plate cling. So juicy. So elegant. The Most Burgundian aglianico I’ve had.
Finish is so Elegant. Blueberry perfume. — 10 days ago
Bold, fresh cherry with a touch of undergrowth, exotic spice and a whiff of kirsch. Fresh & juicy with purity of fruit and great balance plus the interesting edges around. The 15% alc is impeccably integrated. Youthful but still delicious.
Great value, too. — 11 days ago
This bottle was also part of the really fun ensemble of Barolos, generously shared and curated by our friend Tim.
Again, served blind after a lengthy slow-ox and we knew we were drinking Barolo but that’s it. No obvious signs of age. On the nose, bright red fruits, herbs, dead flowers and tar...but was all knees and elbows, even with all of the air it was given. Abundant structure. This had to be a classic case of yet to be realized potential.
The shroud was pulled and...I’ll be damned, a 2008 Brovia “Villero”. I’m sort of surprised how much of an infant this wine seemed to be. I have little doubt these will age gracefully for decades to come. — 12 days ago
Baby amarone with incredible freshness and elegance—winemaker cut his teeth at quintarelli so no surprise. Nose has ripe red cherries and a floral / herbal sensibility, flavors carry through to the palate with amazing concentration but not heavy or syrupy at all, with accents of licorice and cinnamon. 14.5% abv without a trace of heat. A joke at sub-$30 — 7 days ago