Crisp pineapple, ripe honeydew, and a hint of peach on the nose. Medium mouthfeel, bright acidity, subtle capsicum, and a crisp, dry finish. Lingering floral notes in the aftertaste. Intriguing and satisfying. Delicious with roasted/broiled asparagus. — 2 months ago
This is definitely a Giant Schnauzer wine. Dark ripe fruits, like purple plums or olallieberries. Smooth, like a newly discovered berry bush refreshed after a spring rainfall. Bold, yet humbled. — 2 months ago
Perfumed stinky candied cherry on the nose. Great acidity and a medium finish. Quintessential pinot noir... couldn’t ask for more textbook in the best way. So many jammy messes on the market this stands way ahead of the rest at this price point. Need to try the Burgundian and Wilamitte bottlings. — 25 days ago
Good stuff 👌🏻 — 2 months ago
fantini 🇮🇹 wines tasting hosted by the israeli importer.
9th is il segno is a luxury south italy blend of sangiovese, primitivo, aglianico, nero d'avola and nerello mascalese.
massive wine and it better be for it's high price (300 nis)
full body obviously.
red and black fruit, light earth and dirt and spice shop galore.
an elegant giant.
not my style because of taste and pricing but this is a marvelous wine with great wine work behind it. — 2 months ago
Opened about 30min before serving; consumed over a three hour period. A wine that seems to be mostly about aromatics at this point. Initially, the nose was bing cherry, alpine herbs, tar, wet river rocks…but that shifted after about an hour when fresh raspberries and chocolate covered citrus candies entered the mix. And then, after about 90 minutes of air, then…came the roses accompanied by watermelon Jolly Rancher™️. Really quite captivating!
On the palate, things were a bit more subdued: tart dark cherries, blackberries, tar and minerals were the most obvious…but I have found many 2010 Barolo’s remain pretty reticent, locked behind a giant wall of tannins and really, this is no exception. Lovely acidity. This finish is quite long and, notably, quite saline. While this is enjoyable now, I believe the best is yet to come. Drink now, with some patience, through 2035+? — a month ago
Nose has ripe black cherry, wet leather, distant wood smoke (spring vine burn), cherry reduction and dry garden soil.
Palate has tart cherry, under-ripe plum, wet slate, green herbs, lightly creamy oak barrel notes with mild tannins. The energy in this bottle seems restrained.
Decanted 6H, and this is not enough time for this youthful wine. This bottle will likely need a decade to concentrate.
The third of several 2014 La Pousse d'Or bottles we acquired late in 2019. This, as expected, needs another 10-15+ years (2031+) to show its truer self.
(Notes will be updated tomorrow, this wine needs much more airing out.)
24 Hour Update: Nose is black cherry compote, cherry jam, wet leather and dry garden soil persists. Palate is dried cherry/blackberry, wet leather and dried tart cherry. More accessible then yesterday, yet only years of rest will open this wine for full enjoyment.
48 Hour Update:
Nose is black cherry jam, cherry juice concentrate, dry crushed rocks with light acetic acid notes. Palate is loosing a few steps today, and gaining some tannins, dried cherry and dried green herbs, yet still interesting. — 2 months ago