Looking for something to pair to spaghetti all'Amatriciana tonight. Decent but the dish probably deserves a slightly richer wine, more southern Italy.
Decanted 3H, prior notes mostly apply:
Nose has spring roses, mashed tart cherry, cold tar, cold dark chocolate and brown sugar.
Palate has milk chocolate covered cherry, lightly charred wood, early season cherry, dry loam-y soil, medium tannins and a medium-long finish.
Declassified Barbaresco thanks to Italian yield limits, this wine is a total value play at ~$35.
1088 bottles produced.
Future bottles should be at least 5-8Y out, 2026-2029 for future sampling, this wine has the guts to get at least there, and then some. — 11 days ago
Delicious! Dryer yet slightly sweet from a combination of acidic fruits. Pairs nicely with thai. — 6 hours ago
Had in 2019. Very good. Need to track down again. — 20 days ago
Dark and a little smoky like a Malbec. Neither too sour nor too sweet. Just right savouriness. — 3 days ago
Vintage 2018 | I am learned to be careful with wines and winelabels that pretend to be better than they actually are. This wine shows itself with a lot of qualifications: grand vin, vintage, cuvée prestige, Porte le nr, édition limitée. And I think there is nothing wrong with an honest Pays d’Oc. On the contrary. So I was not surprised to smell a nice spicyness, cedar, and to taste a comforting wine with a nice sweet in the aftertaste. The wine is over oaked in my opinion, still lovely to taste. Present of my brother in law. Paired with Lion’s Head Meatballs and rice. | Wednesday Meatballsday (17) a good effort that does not need to do posh — 15 days ago
Super smooth, great pairing with rich prime rib. Floral sent, raspberries, blackberries, and mint. Very yummy! — 20 days ago
Really good! But strong notes of pineapple so tongue is stinging. — 6 days ago
Smooth and dry pairs well with all items on the charcuterie tray. — 5 days ago
Bubbly and crisp- effervescent🥂 excellent choice for New Years Eve. Ready for 2021!!! — 20 days ago