Solid California Cabernet. Deep fruit but not jammy, 14.4% but burn less. — a month ago
Once the gun smoke cleared, this thing had remarkably present dried fruit and herb with fully integrated oak. A birthday pull that said reinforced that I’m not dead yet. — a month ago
A Cab Sauv, Merlot and Petit Verdot Boudreaux blend. Raisin in color, sturdily built, black currant on the nose, stony mineral full bodied mouth, and spice lead into refined tannins on the finish. — 7 days ago
Smoking good. From a PN / Chard IGP just south of Pouilly-Fumé, about 175 km west of Beaune, on a limestone / clay plateau above the Loire. Super sappy, layered and textured. Intense, red fruited, silky and detailed. Finishes long. Amazing, really, for what it is. — a day ago
Wow! Very mineral and secondary nose with hay, gun powder, a bit of toasted bread too and some vanilla along with butter and lemon. This could be Meursault right there! Very nice palate with strong acids, a very wide palate with a very soft touch followed by some good grip. Lemony and buttery notes play their part too in this little joyful tune. The finish is all lemon and butter for a very long while. This is very good! — a month ago
It was more fruity than I thought it was going to be. But really good!! Will buy again!! — 20 days ago
This is smoking as soon as it’s poured. A few years of age on the great Pinot Ortsweine can do wonders. Bright and deep raspberry and black raspberry along with a complex citrusy note. Loads of woodsy aromas, woodland berry, spice and a big mineral element but is in the background as the fruit is popping on the nose. Palate is hauntingly great. Amazing supple and elegant mouthfeel but with a brilliant red cherry, cranberry, pure and grippy fruitset. Also a hit of citrus. You don’t get that in Burgundy. And it’s really distinctive but adds so much. Smaller 2015’s are so good right. Velvety and ripe tannins that are so pure and fresh and pump the fruit and taper off. Hit of spice as well on the finish is truly great and present 2015 acidity. What a great showing. — a day ago
This is a present from a friend from Emilia Romagna. First encounter with this appellation so I'll give a note against what I've already tasted with sangiovese.
The nose is very mineral with gun powder and pencil lead at first. The usual markers of sangiovese I know are lurking in the background, i.e. Almond and cherry. There is a bit of a toasty note that suggests some oak barrel aging too. The palate is very intense with a strong acid backbone, cherry and almond all along for a more usual sangiovese little tune, some grip and a cool and fluid matter, a bit of tannins and a long fruity finish with a bitter component on the sides in the end.
This is rather well crafted and calls for a more thorough inspection of what Emilia Romagna has to offer. Off we go!
Edit: this was a perfect way of celebrating my 100th Italian wine in here! — a month ago