100% Petit Verdot. Dark nose of ripe blackberry and violets. Full-bodied palate echoes the nose. Firm fine tannins and medium acidity. Quite the surprise from Tuscany where the “Supers” are often blends. Very approachable for this variety. A wonderful compliment to beef dishes and hard cheeses. Drink now through 2027. — 3 days ago
Who thinks of Rhône when speaking of Italian wine makers. Hmmm. No too many i assume. If you love Rhône the way i do, you need this in your collection. @tuaritawines Kill it with this masterpiece. A skunk seems to have hibernated in the bottle. Charcuterie and macerated cherry evolve to this silky mouthfeel. It doesn’t stop there with this 20-30 second finish. This ‘07 is in prime form and delivered on all notes. More please — 19 days ago
2001 I Sodi Di S. Noccolo. Castellare Di Castellare
Since I tried their seductive 2006 vintage, I’ve been looking for other vintages. Finally, I got to try their 2001. This was not as memorable as their 2006, it still brought me back the memory of the wine. Garnet color. Dark fruits with leather and spices.
2006年があまりにも印象に残っていて、他のビンテージを探していたところ2001年を入手。あの時の感動の再来を願って試しました。2006年ほどの感動はありませんでしたが、レザーやスパイスの香り、熟成したフルーツ感も十分感じられるワインでした。 — 4 days ago
Not as open knit as some of the commentary on this vintage would have you believe. Fairly tightly wound and austere at this stage, cool blue fruit tones with some barrel notes, built more like a classic brunello than the ethereal grace I was expecting. Not going to crack another for at least 5-8 years — 10 days ago
One of 2019’s favorite new acquaintances Tenuta di Carleone Il Guercia. Equally impressive today as its displaying a wonderful combination of playfulness, transparancy, gracefulness and intensity. Opening with a vibrant and nuanced red fruit profile followed by a perfumed and herb infused floral note with a salty and gravelly minerality in the back end. It’s developing in layers with the time in the glass reaching unexplored territories in each sniff.
The palate is an act of grace, a wonderful flow and an enticing texture
with very fine yet present tannins that is balancing the fresh acidity as they together carries the complex fruit profile throughout the gravelly encore.
An impressive act worthy standing ovations — 6 days ago
I love this wine. While there are better vintages than others, it truly never disappoints. This ‘12 was singing along. 8 years in, its still a baby, but with a nice decant. YUM. If you could smell the sun drenched Sangiovese that would be it. Red fruits, but muted. White pepper and refined leather made this interesting. Longer finish capped a great wine. Still could develop for another decade. — 19 days ago