Waving at the F train. Got flipped the bird TWICE, but the wine was great. Except when my chair broke and I spilled a whole glass. — 5 days ago
F*n Delicious! — a month ago
This dark tannic full bodied wine is a year away from meeting it’s potential . Lovely finish on this 2017. — a month ago
Nose has very dark chocolate, roasted coffee bean, blackberry-blueberry mash, rose petals, slight mint, crushed black cherry and wet slate.
Palate has warmed plum, chocolate cake, vanilla tobacco, light cedar and light oak. Surprisingly the tannins are quite mellow, easily approachable in a very, very youthful state.
A very heavy bottle, you could easily knock someone into tomorrow with a well timed swing.
We paired with delightfully thick bone-in ribeye's on the grill, actually a great pair with a nice sear/char from a wicked hot grill (+600°F). Delicious, local grass fed cattle.
Suckling, 99 points...Really? No one should be this drinking this before 2025, at least. I guess I have at least a baseline on what he thinks is the greatest Purple Angel to date. I agree, it is very good, but needs a lot of time, we have several, older vintages in the cellar just waiting for the right time.
I will certainly need to brush my teeth at least 2x after enjoying this wine. I'll have a 24hr check-in tomorrow, we're not finishing this on day one.
24hr Update: Mint has dropped out on the nose, palate is a wonderful blackberry-cedar jam, delicious, still not 99 points. — 11 days ago
Popped and poured; served at cellar temp (55°F). Drank alongside the 2017 Oakley Road. Both were excellent and yet quite different from one another, really expressing their unique terroir. Very primary right now, the Teldeschi was darker fruited with brambles and black pepper. Somewhat brooding. A touch more weight on the palate than the Oakley Road. Long, delightful finish. This seemed to expand the longer that the bottle was open. This should age very well. — 6 days ago