Nothing says St Patrick’s Day like Barbaresco! 2011 Oddero Gallina to be exact. At least the album is called Another Green World. Eno on this beautiful spring evening is ideal and no joke, the tannin from the Nebbiolo and the salty corned beef are magic together. — 4 days ago
Elegant Nebbiolo with great intensity. Extremely aromatic with huge floral and sweet spice components. Crunchy red fruits, blood orange and mint filling out the mid palate. Searing acidity and quite grippy tannins, definitely a mineral quality to the finish and overall mouthfeel. A serious Barbaresco for less than $30 is always high on my list. — 9 days ago
Tried via Coravin. Apparently the bottle had been "tapped" for the first time quite a while ago. Tasted quite fresh, perhaps that's the distinctive mint quality I often find present in Montestafanos from Produttori. Red fruits and considerable depth, it sustained well in the finish. — 15 days ago
Сушёная вишня, клубника, малина, сухие розы и пионы. Лёгкий древесный оттенок. Высокая кислотность, высокие шершавые танины, элегантное в теле, высокий алкоголь, но хорошо интегрирован. Молодое , нужно время , чтобы сгладить шероховатости. Но в целом хорошо и гармонично.
Pale garnet color. Medium+ aromas of ripe cherry, dried strawberry , raspberry, dried rose and peony, woody. Developing.
The wine is dry, high acidity, high tannins, high alcohol, medium body, medium+ intense flavor of dried cherry, strawberry, rose and vanilla. Finish is medium.
Very good, but too young. — 10 days ago
Yes, Virginia, there is a reason Gaja is...well, Gaja. And I ain’t Santa Claus, but the kind somm who brought this by as a gift gets that moniker. Ethereal nose of dried, dirty mushrooms, light tar and asphalt. Meticulous layers of cherry tea, dried strawberry and old leather. Despite a few angles this was silky, sensual. Years to go. — 16 days ago
Garnet color, showing some early copper hues. Floral highlights on the nose - rose pedal and violets. Leather, clover and dried black cherry too. Soft red strawberry fruit is forward on the palate, with a burst of mid-palate acidity, transitioning into a chalky tannin finish. This is big boy Barbaresco. It screams for a meaty pairing. Drink with a long decant or lay down for 5+ years. — 10 days ago