One of the smoothest, most flavorful whiskies I have tried. — 7 days ago
Aged in oak barrels 30 yrs - wonderful woodsmoke + dark berry flavor, + minerality — 12 days ago
Glorious nose, Sous bois up there wazoo. Dead leaves. Wet earth. Underbrush. Mulch, spice, cherries, so many cherries. Like ethereal cherries. Iodine, tar, mashed roses, lifted aromas that penetrate the nasal cavity. Divine. Palate is high acid and very lifted with sappy early mid season cherry fruit. Not as dense as 2010 and maybe more angular but superb anyway as the balance is there. A great wine in a tough vintage. The acid is so good and the wine is balanced. Really took what the vintage gave it. — 25 days ago
Tar and roses and violets! — 24 days 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. — 20 days ago
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. Profound.
@Delectable Wine This is the Riserva. — 22 days ago