Took some time to open up. Be even better with more time in the bottle. — 25 days ago
Best Dolcetto value on the planet? — 4 months ago
So good. Sweet stone fruit. Apricot, white peach. Fantastic spumante out of Italy — 4 months ago
Dry and tight but also fruity. Classic Tuscany taste. — 5 months ago
Extended aging on lees? I couldn't remember that in my cellar. What I knew was that I had a big dish of braised cardoons, my first ever attempt at cooking or eating them. What to pair with this pungent, artichoke scented veg... Something to offset its bitterness, with body, not a ton of tannin; maybe a Langhe rosso? Hrm, maybe a skin contact Vitovksa? Ooh, I have these old i Clivi wines. Hrm, Brazan is the oldest, let's give it a shot.
Cardoons: artichoke, bay leaf, floral (daisy family), reminds me of Chrysanthemum tea w DimSum many years ago in NYC.
Wine: deep golden, reverberant bass notes, resinous, shows a vanilla tinged, slightly volatile edge next to the cardoons.
About as excellent a pairing as I could hope for in Covid-Year 2. — 12 days ago
Lithe & High-Toned. — 4 months ago
This review is not for the Merlot 2016 Clivi Brazan Friulano Best example of this varietal I have ever tried(from over 20 examples)...clean aromas, rich and complex but not at all reduced/earthy, so well made. Begs for dinner! Very fine texture without strong Almond bitterness in the finish. Not cheap for me at least it sets a benchmark for Friulano BRAVO! — 4 months ago
Citrus, minerality, honey. Delicious! — 8 days ago
Apricots, almonds, fruity but smooth. Slight acid. Lovely with seafood and cheese — 4 months ago