And now for something completely different. Tasted blind. Brownish red. Notes of brown sugar, cola, cherries, roses, salt, some anise and a little tar in the background. Sweet and pure in the mouth. Delicate but somehow powerful with a lasting finish. I waffled between thinking this was old Nebbiolo or really old red burg. Based on the table discussion I landed with a guess of 64 Giacosa. Bingo. This was the third time I’ve had a 64 Giacosa, with the previous two (Barbasescos) having flaws. Was told the bottle was open/decanted at 8am and we tackled it 12 hours later. Sounds about right. Last sip was the best. This was outstanding and my WOTN. — 16 hours ago
Venturing a little out my comfort zone. This wine shows the characteristic aromas of “tar and roses” plus I get some leather hints as well. It is light colored and opaque with just a tiny show of bricking around the edge. Lots of bright cherries and red plums on the palate with dusty tannins which are nicely integrated. The acidity is really nice. I am really liking this wine. — 12 days ago
@Delectable Wine this is actually quarantatre 43. Much more open than last time. Wow. Nose of soaked mid season cherries, intense spice, minerals, tobacco, leather, smoke. Gorgeous. Palate is juicy and has stunning inner mouth aromas. Man this is juicy. So complex and ripe but perfectly balanced and so so pure. Stunning depth and loads of cherries, ripe sweet tannins and insane freshness. Wonderful. With air the nose is more violets and gets really detailed and precise. Wonderful. — 4 days ago
Tonight's wine is the 2014 Paolo Scavino Cannubi Barolo. A beautiful wine from the Langhe region of Italy by the Scavino family.
The nose has notes of rose, cherry, menthol, clay pot, light smokey oak, anise and earth.
On the palate there is cherry, raspberry, anise, chocolate, herbs, spice, balsamic, integrated oak and earth.
This wine is medium to full bodied with a rich velvety mouthfeel, medium + to high acidity and medium + to high bold firm round tannins that leads to a long sumptuous finish. I hope everyone is having a nice week and looking forward to the weekend. It looks as though winter is rearranging its head here so please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 11 days ago
What a crazy awesome bottle of wine. Amber in Color.
Nose is copper and yeast. Hint of confectionary sugar. A whole bunch of something I can’t identify.
Palate is controlled richness. Some orange peel. Maybe some sherry. Pomelo rind. Juicy.
One of the most unique sparklers I’ve ever had. This is a graduate level course.
Bought from fass selections. — 4 days ago
What a nose... earth, forest floor, ripe black olive, rich fig, mushroom. Old Nebbiolo at its best. Silky smooth, round and balanced. The wine just keeps evolving in the glass. Flavors of fir, red fruits, savory herbs and a finish that never seems to end. Perfect with lamb ragu and wine braised short-ribs. — 2 days ago
Pronounced nose of Juicy red plums, red cherries, strawberry, raspberry and cranberry, rose hips, dust ... fresh herbs and mint then licorice. Med+ acid, medium body with smooth silky integrated tannins. Medium finish but overall so incredibly weightless yet with so much character... showed even better the second night!
What is so impressive is how refreshing and lifted this is amongst so many darker ready wines from this warm vintage!!! — 11 days ago