Liguria, Italy

Punta Crena

Vigneto Reiné Mataòssu 2018

Nose is interesting

Palate is lightly tropical. Some richness. Some clean mushroom. Which is odd.
— 9 days ago

Andrew, Aravind and 2 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Dott. Antonio Scala

Cirò Rosé Blend 2020

Spicy black tea, tangy fruit, rose petals. Fun stuff. — 9 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Aravind, Severn and 8 others liked this

Cantine Colli di Catone

Casal Pilozzo Lazio Malvasia 2004

Unique wine
Coming from my cellar in Italy
Antonio Pulcini the winemaker is a lovely fellow that lives in a marvellous property on the hills south of Rome.
He found when relatively young bottles made by his dad 30 years earlier still delicious and decided to reproduce them somehow.
It took him a while, but the wines have absolutely no similar examples in the area.

The wine is bright gold with straw shade
When it reaches room temperature gives its best on the nose with mandarin, grapefruit, an array of herbs and flowers. Hay, cheese, wet stones, marzipan and quite an oxidative personality.
The palate is fresh, soft and extremely long.
Probably the vines this wine was made from have been replaced too. Fascinating too say in one word.
— 10 days ago

Ira, Josh and 13 others liked this
David L

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Nice note. All that from the nose👍. Do you have more than one cellar? @Ceccherini Cristiano
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@David L thanks🙏. I am moving my wines from my ex-cellar in Italy here to Australia and i am going to meet some interesting bottles soon I guess...but still just one cwllar unfortunately 😢😊

Ka Mancinè

Galeae Dolceacqua Rossese 2018

Paired perfectly with my patty melt — 17 days ago

Tenuta Selvadolce

Vino Biodinamico Non Filtrato Riviera Ligure di Ponente Vermentino 2015

Amazing Vermentino, one of the best from Liguria or anywhere! — a month ago

Azienda Agricola Giuseppe Filippo Barni

Cantagal Appassimento Autunnale 2008

Lyle Fass
9.5

Wow!! Insane nose. Big and I mean massive caramel and intermingled with dead leaves. Gorgeous spice. Wowza spice. Man this is an aroma to be reckoned with. So deep and so expansive and explosive. Apricot. Fresh yet deep and big time hedonistic. Wow, what viscosity. OMG this is so rich and yet so fresh. This has Bergman “scenes from a marriage” tension! Wow. This is tense! So long, exotic and opulent. What a finish. This is a joy to drink. Stunning. Crazy. Just crazy. — 2 days ago

Severn, Daniel and 6 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2015

Happy Father’s Day. Pop and pour Tig full of rustic elegance. Deep garnet color with notes of wet forest, tobacco, blackberry, plum, leather, and wet earth. Additional chocolate and oak notes on the pallet. Smooth as velvet, on the bolder side (definitely full bodied); dry with medium acidity, medium alcohol and smoothed out tannings. Cheers. — 3 days ago

Juan, Sharon and 12 others liked this

Punta Crena

Vigneto Isasco Riviera Ligure di Ponente Vermentino 2018

Light, crisp and refreshing on the palate. Nutty and somewhat herbal. — 11 days ago

Tenuta Monolo

Riserva Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend 2000

Nose is metallic tomato. Some interesting spice. As it opens starts to get beautiful. 1 hour in cinnamon. With pine.

Palate is tomato. Spice. bizarre. As it opens. Starts to get this beautiful elegance. Tomato goes away. Becoming delicious.
— an hour ago

Fattoria Buccicatino

Stilla Rubra Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2012

Lyle Fass
9.4

Deep nose of dark berry fruits, dark cherry fruits and chunky earth and wet soil. Somewhat refined which is unusual for MDA. Palate is super concentrated and sleek. Good purity and concentration. Terrific refinement. Velvety tannins and superb finesse. Lovely tiny berry fruit intensity and length. Like if one of the polished traditional Rhone guys (Durand, Tunnel) made MDA. Lovely stuff and lots of upside. Gets more rustic and charming while retaining its sleek fruit. Stoney tannins. Very ripe. Terrific. — 5 days ago

Matthew, Daniel and 9 others liked this