I have a soft spot for this producer. This 100% sargrantino requires at least 15 years post bottling, but from there, the wine sings.
Nice fruit profile of cherries and strawberries, gives way to cinnamon, tobacco, coffee, and bay leaves. Big tannins create a strong structure, from which the remaining components hang from. Hold this for another 15 years, easily. — 14 days ago
Had this with a seafood pasta and it was sofa king good together. Great white wine. Would love to have this again. — 3 months ago
Weird wine, tart and sour. Change your expectations, the uniqueness will impress — 5 months ago
oddero's 1996 "rocche dei rivera di castiglione" falletto (today: mga "scarrone") did a fantastic job. an ultra classic and perfectly mature barolo. it does not reach the same heights as the 1996 "vigna rionda", "bussia-mondoca" or "rocche di castiglione" and it needed some time in decanter to open up. lots of dried flowers and berries, cedar, tobacco leaf, graphite and road tar. the tannic backbone is very good and brings structure. the saturating minerals and acdity keep the wine very alive in the palate and in a nice finish. — 2 months ago
Inviting nose of rich, ripe black cherry and dark plum with a touch of kirsch. On the palate this is surprisingly juicy with bright acidity balancing the ripe black fruit and good backbone of firm, plush, if slightly dry tannins. This has some depth & character and is really good.
Finally a good one from Puglia. — 2 months ago
Toscana wine evening #7
Aromatic & perfumed with black fruit, raspberry jam, some fire smoke, autumn forrest leaves and a mushroom whiff. Sweet & aromatic on the nose, with beautiful structure on the palate - juicy acidity, polished yet muscular tannins.
This is, as always, a devil in angels disguise. one of my all time favorites. I love it! — 2 months ago
Just fun crunchy stuff, really interesting — 4 months ago
Stewed plums but with an astringency and tannic punch that actually makes this quite satisfying and interesting. The food pairing options here are endless. While I picked this up after tasting it at a tasting station at the liquor store, I think I'll look for this again in the future. Dark and majestic! — 5 months ago