What do we get in Liason that we give up in Basis. How big's the gap? The answer is not huge for personality, a little for complexity, and substantially for cohesiveness.
Basis pours darker wtih a condensed core. Leans heavier on fruit than minerals, more direct, head on. Leaps at you with a teabag of bright red cherries, burnt sugar, wooly musk. The mouth is unpolished but it works, a rawness and some crunch. Sour cherries, macerated yogurt cup strawberries, dried orange peel.
Liason is elegant, Basis is fresh. — 3 months ago
In a can. Still awesome. — 2 months ago
Consumed over 3 days. Nose of strawberry. Dark garnet in color. By day three the initial tight, dense palate has added sour cherry, plum currents and a deep array of leather, tobacco, loam, coffee endingwith thyme and violets. This earthy wine needs 3-5 more years or a long decant. Typical Sangiovese/CCR at a very high level. — 3 months ago
With saba ship yaki and uni ikura soba — 10 months ago
Sour cherries along a dusty gravel road. A bit muted. Some herbs and violet. Polished tannins, good acidity, medium plus finish. Sad to realize this might be over the hill as I have several bottles still waiting. It had such an enchanting perfume in its youth. — a month ago