WNH Italian Night.
This is without a doubt one of the most unique wines I’ve had in some time. Coming from an area of Italy that isn’t far from Austria, had I tasted this blind, not only would I have guessed northern Rhône (just a step above crozes-hermitage), but there is no way I would have taken this to Italy.
A mix of ruby and purple in the glass, you get the sense this will be heavier than the average Italian wine, and it is. But when you smell it, I was immediately taken to northern Rhône. A beautiful array of potpourri, dried black cherries, bacon fat, cracked black pepper, iron, and juniper berries (added notes of charcoal and dried plums on day two). Vibrant acidity on the palate. I followed this for two days, the first with about 90mins of a decant and it bulked up throughout the night. Heftier on day two. Underripe black cherries, grilled red and black fruits, tar, forest floor, and some funk trying to channel its way in. I don’t have a lot of experience with the lagrein grape, but this is a syrah imitator. Really enjoyed this. — 9 days ago
Still fresh after 16 years. This Lagrein went well with pizza. Strong fruity flavor to start, followed by a tangy finish. Definitely not an elegant, sophisticated wine, but instead, intense and rustic in character. Expensive for what it is. I doubt this type of wine improves much with age after the first five years, but it will keep for a long time. — a month ago
Very delicious and drinkable. — 24 days ago
Deep and dark without being heavy or overly tannic. Some light tannins straight out of the bottle; rounds out and becomes a bit more like rocky blackberries as it opens up — a month ago
South American version of the northern Italians Lagrein grape.
Concentrated fruits, mid tannins with pleasant finish.
Probably good with meats — a month ago
With Dad, Mom and Charlie - Fathers Day 2020 at Mot Hai Ba — 20 days ago
Just more of this please — 9 days ago
Vintage 2016. Color: ruby and shiny. The nose is ripe red cherry, confy amorelo, oak, minerals and skin. Rich and intriguing. The mouth has the same sensation as the nose. Well-balanced and fresh. Aftertaste: short but pleasant. Very good wine. — 20 days ago
Love this! it’s on the sweet side but still great. — a month ago