Really good. Sometimes an Italian Bordeaux blend is what you want.
Nose has some lovely pleasant earthiness. Spectacular. Gorgeous aromatics. Wtf? I gave this a 9.1 at Vinitaly.
I did see upside but only had 15 minutes to taste. This stuff is THE SHIT.
Blackberry fruit. Good juiciness. Very good deliciousness. Some spice.
Not over the top obnoxiously ripe. Emilia Romagna. North of Tuscany. So less ripe.
Bought from fass selections — 3 days ago
This is a keeper, had this with poached salmon garlic shrimp and spinach. Wonderful full body with just hints of herbs and a little olive.
— 8 days ago
Similar to heredia rioja blanco. Slight sherry. Almonds lemon sea salt. Med + acidity, med finish — 5 days ago
Really light red color. A delightfully light red. Moderately high acid. Nose of mint and maybe a hint of tar. Notes of tobacco, soil, and cherry. — 21 days ago
Tasted double-blind. The wine presented as dark ruby but one could see through it (this should have been my clue; but I ignored that). On the nose, bright red fruits, some baking spices, some vanilla...tasted like it had seen French barrique. On the palate, there was a sweet attack with candied cherries and baking spices. Medium, long finish. Good balance. Firm but not punishing tannins. Good acid. I thought this was a 2015 Merlot-based, right bank Bordeaux from a good producer. I was completely out of sorts with this wine and to be honest, I can’t really blame myself since I rarely drink modern Barolo. I should have eliminated Bordeaux varietals based off the color alone which would have probably put me on a better track. Anyway, this bottle lacked a lot of the characteristics I crave in more traditional Barolo but was a good enough wine in its own right...just not to my tastes. — a month ago
Great wine. Comparable to a Pinot. Paired great with a steak salad with olives and mushrooms. Smooth and balanced. — 18 hours ago
Been 1.5 years I think since I’ve had this. Roaring nose out of the gates. Big cherry fruit, saddle leather, dried roses, deep mineral imprint, airy and so clean. Dried roses. So many. Smells so old school yet clean. Gonzo out of the gates. Palate is ripe and generous with cigar box, mint and tobacco. So juicy and textured with ripe, generous and abundant tannins. Awesome fruit and depth and terrific inner mouth aromas. So pure and sappy. Amazing freshness. Terrific balance and sense of place. This will be a higher score in 2-5 hours. Book it.
In 2 hours it integrates and is so good. 9.3 to 9.4. — a month ago