This is really nice
Salt first. Big tart wine with some subtle subtle flavors. Some minty basil. Some spicy clove. Some funk. Tannins linger.
But not complex. A big enjoyable Tuscan.
I like it a lot…. But the world would probably even rate it higher than me. — 2 days ago
Served double-blind as a sort of epilogue to an already epic night. This was served alongside another red wine that was also presented double-blind. Immediately, I called this Southern Rhone and the other wine, Sangiovese from Toscano (it ended up being a 2012 Biondi Santi Riserva). This presented a bright ruby color in the glass with a transparent core. This wine…had an OMG nose. The kind of aromatics that could end all wars and bring a century of peace to all mankind. It’s both powerful and elegant. Both ripe and fresh. An androgynous wine that represents both masculine and feminine with a grace that would make Prince or David Bowie envious. Gorgeously layered red and dark fruits, exotic spices, licorice and garrigue wrapped in the most beautifully textured package imaginable. It reminded me of something similar a previous experience; like Fonsalette…but this was different, there was more here. When you taste this, everything becomes clear. You look at everyone at the table differently; for what you have more in common instead of what makes us different. An experience akin to an Odesza show on MDMA. It’s that profound and then you are forever changed. You wake up the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that and weeks go by and your worldview is different. You see love in everything. And then it was revealed to be a 2010 Chateau Rayas. *Insert expletive*. A magnificent wine. An epiphany and, as far as I’m concerned, perfect. This is not merely a great Chateauneuf du Pape. This transcends the appellation. It should be its own AOC. Drink now or whenever you’re reading this note. — 5 months ago
Jacobo Biondi Santi Fontecanese.
Floral aromas verge on lavender and violet, delicate cherry panna cotta, with dried red and ripe dark cherries. Clean and lithe. Cherries continue on the palate with a pliable, silky and pleasant tarragon laced tannic completeness. Dried raspberry, blackberry and hints of chocolate. Gorgeous wine
#jacopobiondisanti #biondisanti #fontecanese #castellodimontepo #cabernetsauvignon #supertuscan #toscana — 2 months ago
En white shark con cesar leal — 5 months ago
Avec Éric et Kelly chez nous
Avec une lasagne maison — 9 months ago
Pale garnet color. Quite aromatic. Lots of red fruit, iron and sanguine aromas. Hints of herbs, leather, tobacco and tar. Savory, elegant, medium bodied, soft on the palate. High acidity. Long, lingering finish, some spicy/tobacco hints — a year ago