Barely breaking the top 20 of grape varieties found in Sicily (also the only place Perricone is found to my knowledge), single variety Perricone isn’t exactly available in abundance, which is a shame because it’s a juicy delight. Tart black cherry is the dominant note. Also black currant, licorice, blueberries, violet with a touch of dried herbs / medicinal / savory quality on the back palate. Medium bodied. Well integrated tannins. Ebullient. Organically farmed. Terrier approved. — 23 days ago
Nose is bright and forward cherry, smoke, tar and spice. Lovely. Palate is forward, juicy and so supple. Pure and complex with velvety tannins. So juicy and really exquisite fruit. Really sauve tannins and just awesome pure and an abundance of fruit. Finish is very long. This is killer. Expands as it airs. — 2 months ago
fantini 🇮🇹 wines tasting hosted by the israeli importer.
8th is aglianico from campania (i miss naples).
abundance of 🍒, some of them sour and rough but pleasant tannins.
serious wine which is still quite young. — 2 months ago
Before airing, nose was weird and furniture-like. But things normalized quickly. This is one of the more complex non-Ripasso Valpos out there (yes, I know it’s not officially DOC). Nose has bitter cherry, almond, tilled soil (almost like the smell of just-pulled carrots). Great balance, fruit and acid in abundance, soft mouthfeel, lighter weight. Tannins resolved. Bone dry. Finish is minerally and savory. Would work with a wide range of Italian food. I should note that the back label states that this was made in accordance with a 19th century traditional technique, including aging in chestnut and cherrywood barrels. — 10 days ago
The beautiful salmon-colored wine displays a nose of cherry, red currant and an herbal hint of spearmint. The palate has a zippy acidity - Grahm says zippier than in previous vintages - and an abundance of red fruit, a citrus peel angle and a touch of tanginess. Salads and seafood, sure, but even better if you’re having them on the deck and can afford to have a few more glasses after lunch. — a month ago
Deep dark impenetrable burgundy color. Classic aroma profile featuring pretty dried cherries and cloves. A bit of raspberry and a touch of plums and dates. Give this plenty of time to decant and blossom you’ll be rewarded with some subtle hints of vanilla and blue flowers. This really does respond well to proper decanting, two hours or so. Wonderful complexity here and a nice subtlety.
As you can imagine, this is not a bruiser of a wine but rather a precise Pinot with a good bit of character now but it still waiting to reveal itself. With all that said it is quite approachable at this stage with a roundness. Nice rusticity on the palate reminiscent of freshly manicured lawn, an abundance of oak, and more delightful red berries. This is so nice now but has plenty of years left. Drink one now and hold the rest. — 4 days ago
Still very young, but on the third evening it starts to shine. Very smooth and creamy texture, an abundance of tropical fruits, and a very subtle acidity which makes the decisive difference between just a very sweet wine and a wine with finesse and class. — a month ago
Dense and very ripe fruited, so classically Syrah with an abundance of dark plum, blackberry and blackcurrant, violet and freshly ground pepper. The nose it’s gutsy and quite overwhelming - I sniffed this for a long time before taking the first sip. There’s a touch of brett, masquerading as damp earth, but it works.
On the palate the wine continues to be dense and full bodied, with wonderfully pure fruit, ripe tannins and a streak of iron. Exceptional grip. This wine is a Cornas of great quality (and value) and shows how good 2016 can be. — 2 months ago