Today I was able to enjoy the 2014 Gaja DaGromis Barolo. 100% Nebbiolo.
On the nose i was a le to get cherry, raspberry, strawberry, roses, spice, dried herbs and dusty earth
On the palate there was abundant red berry fruit, cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, anise, mint, white pepper, clay pot and dusty soil.
The wine is medium to full bodied with a soft mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium + fine tannins that lead to a medium to long fruit filled finish. A well structured and integrated wine that was a pleasure to drink. The weekend is upon us and I wish everyone an enjoyable and safe 3 days. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 14 hours ago
Deep, damson mid season cherry, licorice, anise, rustic nose, juicy, complex, huge furry tannins. Well made, decent length, balanced and pretty, elegant. Needs air.
On day 2 this is transformed. Ripe and rich with wonderful stylishness and pure deep fruit. Terrific wine. — 6 days ago
Happy Valentine’s Day (with a rib-eye). Leather, earthy, more roses than tar, young and fresh for a Barolo, perhaps more like a Barbaresco and more on the medium than full side. Bright tannins, mineral, cranberry, vanilla, potpourri, baker’s chocolate. From Flatiron Wines. — 8 days ago
Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of red cherry, red currant, black plum, black tea, rose petals, savory herbs, rosemary; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors of red cherry, red currant, blackberry, black plum, black tea, rose petals, rosemary; medium plus finish, moderately concentrated flavors, very good — 6 days ago
You wouldn’t know Barbaresco is one of my favourite wines as I hardly review them weirdly 😁 so seeing this 21 year old baby @ £83 recently I thought I gotta get me a piece of that 😉 It’s a few years past it’s peak now but still a decent drop although not worth its current 💵
📍 Giuseppe Cortese Rabaja 1998
🏵 89-90 points
🍷 Clear cherry ruby w/ bricked edge
👃 Tortured mashed cherry through tar, tobacco, soot embers, soggy earth, drenched oak & herbs w/ dirty dried red flower potpourri, menthol/mint & shy red berries
👄 Med slight tart body of earthy red cherry w/ a slight dry cocoa & red berry backbone
🎯 Med+ dry woody earthy red cherry/berry cocoa warming finale
— 13 days ago
What is a perfect wine? What is the best wine one can ever have? I found my personal answer again: the Bruno Giacosa Barolo "Collina Rionda" Riserva 1989. This wine has it all, all I could wish for in the beauty of Nebbiolo. The nose alone was so intriguing; a basket of fruits of all sizes and colors is jumping out of the glass together with mild incense. In the palate the wine shows its perfection. Weightless but yet so intense und powerful with myriad flavors of red and black plums, fruitcake, saturating minerals and iron. The feminine elegance and finesse meet the masculine & darker characterstics that are so typical for Serralunga. You can only find this magic interplay in "Vigna Rionda". The tannins, acidity and fruit are in an incredible harmony and make this 30 years old wine appear so young. The finish is sweet and endless. This wine is a story told from the glass to the palate. The greatest story ever told. — 15 days ago
What a nose. Chestnut, tar, roses, leather, huge spice. Shows ripeness of vintage but so classic and old school. Rich and ripe with nice caressing tannins and so so juicy. Lovely spice and minerals and beautiful freshness. Long finish. Really really impressive. @Delectable Wine this is Il Chiosso winery and the Cru is Terre Moreniche. — 6 days ago
Color of clear burgundy, with hue of bloody grapefruit. Nose of dried strawberries, some cedar wood, cherry jam, black tea, and tobacco leaves. Taste is juicy, with tannins solid but polished, sweetened black tea, cherry and strawberry, tobacco leaves, anise, spice, and some mineral. Aftertaste of some more mineral, zest, and a touch of white pepper. In her peak. — 9 days ago