What a nose. First Riserva at Miru since 2008! What a nose. Wow. Sick. Holy shit. Ethereal cherries like nothing you’ve ever smelled before. Leather and glorious spice. Roses and tar. It’s so detailed and the clarity is off the charts. Wow. I’m really blown away as this Ghemme is on another level. Moss, Sous bois, minerals. Mulch. So complex and haunting. Volnay meets Ghemme. What a palate. Sick. Sweet cherry fruit. Mid season and some sour cherries. Amazing clarity to the fruit. Sick sweetness. So so elegant. This is the best Ghemme I’ve ever had. What sweet and velvety tannins and such purity. This is amazing. So balanced, so fresh, so energetic and deep. The finish hits every nook and cranny. The finesse is top top notch. Mindblowing wine and it hasn’t even aired out yet. So juicy. So refined for a Ghemme but has a certain rusticity as well but even that is refined. This is a benchmark.
After air this is dizzying. Loads of deep spice and cherries. Minerals. Cherry cough drop. So aromatic. Wow. Leather. Like saddle leather. Palate has loads of sweet fruit and amazing tannins. So juicy. So refined and gentle for a Ghemme. — 2 months ago
Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.
Nose has dried roses, newly paved highway, dry leather, cut cherries, dried spearmint, dry clay soil, dried cigar and dry granite.
Palate has dried black cherry, mahogany shavings, dry/moist granitic soil, dried blackberry, matchstick cut red pepper, abundant fresh cherries with a long finish, slightly dry, many, many years ahead of this bottle.
Decanted 4+hours, more time needed, at hour four it's really starting to launch! — a month ago
Stunning Altopiemonte wine! On the nose: blood orange, caramelized brown sugar, roses, a touch of tar, a hint of glossy VA that morphs into herbs, esp. mint. On the palate, excellent acidity, Rainier cherry, blood orange, mint, great density. On the finish: juicy, and builds to a suprisingly dense finish with a touch of grapefruit. — 2 months ago
First time trying Le Piane.. well not strictly true, we had a glass of their Erbaluce at the beginning of the evening. Both wines were fantastic. Was introduced by a beautiful restaurant in the mountains (Villa Pizzini). Delicious. Shall be sourcing once back in the UK. — 2 months ago
That color 😍 Initial stank quickly faded into sweet red berries and florals (transporting me to dewy orchards, images of raindrops on roses and more of my favorite things, etc). The potent acidity keeps the fruit surprisingly fresh and vibrant for its age - yes there’s loads stewed black cherry in there, but also some underripe red berries and tamarind paste, finishing with tarragon and a long chalky/mineral-laced finish. Elegant and tight
-lipped. If this is what 36 can be, bring on 2021!
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Disappointing — 2 months ago