@delectable Cecilia monte Langhe nebbiolo “ca di monti”
Let sit for 45-60 minutes.
Nose is elegant cherry and cherry pit. Almost a touch of lipstick. As it opens (30 minutes) massive gorgeous cherry flowers. You get the sense of her style. So elegant. Nose is more a 9.4.
Palate is perfect cherry. Cherry flower internal aromatics. As it opens so sleek and delicious. Wow. Amazing purity especially for a langhe Nebbiolo. After 45 minutes great texture. A hint of gorgeous sweetness.
You can tell from this that monti is in the top tier of Langhe producers. Her wines are more about the aromatic soul of Nebbiolo than gobs of fruit.
Bought from fass selections. — 8 days ago
Ripe, smokey notes with black fruit and leather/tobacco. Smooth and silken belying its 15+ ABV. I find that 7-9 years is the sweet spot for Carlisle. Dark, inky, still balanced and fruit-driven. Zin works so well with med rare filets and gruyere gratin. Kudos to Mike Officer for the finesse and understatement. — 12 days ago
Very dark Ruby in colour. Classic Bordeaux nose in this case right bank being 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Aromatic notes of Cassis muted plum and a tobacco note - nicely perfumed carrying on to the medium bodied palate. Very refined with good length. Angelo Gaja is a superstar of Italian winemaking having established his reputation in Piemonte, particularly Barbaresco, now has a base in Tuscany and, with this wine, coastal Tuscany as in Bolgheri - Italy’s answer to Bordeaux. One of the 1001 Wines. — 10 days ago
Quite a complex taste. Fruit at the front end then bold hit. — 12 days ago
Brought by a friend, PnP. Dark purple tawny. Opaque. Great young fruit nose. Notes of fresh berries.. blueberries, blackberries and a little bing cherry. Plus some cassis, dark chocolate, moist forest floor and some stones and herbs. Young and luscious in the mouth. Palate staining but in no way harsh or over the top. Great balance. Lots of upside to this over the next couple of decades. — 2 days ago
Different and exciting, big and bold. Bottle closure allowed leakage and some oxidation, though I did appreciate the “jug wine” theme, Would like to try again with better closure. Happy to stain any and everything it comes in contact with, Rubired is used to create the additive “Mega Purple” — 7 days ago