Vintage 2016 - shy smell, little nose with only hints of flowers. Citrus in taste, minerals, razorsharp wine. Fine with rissotto porcini. 20% vinified in amphora, 30% in tanks with grape skins, 50% in tanks. Good effort. The #vermentino vines come from Corsica. #tuscany — 8 days ago
Opened my last ‘05 about 6 months ago, had an opportunity to get another, couldn’t resist. Deep Ruby with concentrated ripe black fruits and floral spice aromas. On the palate rich blackberry, plum and tart raspberry, complex, good acidity, balance and depth with ultra-smooth tannins. The finish ended with an earthy and oaky character, very smooth, lingering. Wine is at its peak, find a bottle, get the corkscrew! You will not be disappointed. Enjoy! — 15 days ago
Sette Ponti or "seven bridges," refers to the 7 bridges crossing the Arno River on the road from Arezzo to Florence. Blend of 60% merlot, 40% cab sauvignon and 10% petit verdot, aged 18 months in new French oak. Had this flagship wine sitting in my cellar. Beautiful fruit and spice aromas. Cherry and red plum flavors with tobacco and oak spice. Smooth and refined tannins, lingering ending with sweet earthy tones. Wow!! — 16 days ago
Night cap for a nice Sunday! Beauty of the Coravin.
57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot.
This puppy has held on quite well! Incredibly vibrant and barely developed.
👃Dark chocolate, espresso bean, decay/compost, green peppercorn, smoked nutmeg, grilled meat
👅creme de casis, luxardo cherry, clove, chocolate truffle, sandlewood, green bell pepper, herbes de Provence - firm tannin structure well integrated, medium plus acidity, and an everlasting grip of a finish.
Showing some great things right now! If you have some, keep holding on (just open one for good measure) and get more if possible. — 7 days ago
Monthly wine group met up and had an Italian wine night at one of the local Italian BYOB spots. Really fantastic Italian wines were brought, as well as some random bottles that were outside the theme (but worthy of opening regardless of theme).
A nice break from the brunellos...hefty and flavor packed. Lots of blackberries, plums, rhubarb pie and I want to say some licorice? In its best drinking window now. — 11 days ago
WINE #300. MY LAST REVIEW ON DELECTABLE!
1997! A standout vintage for Brunello. Ciacci being one of my all time favorites. Quite opaque in the glass with a brown-brick rim. I'm at the 2 hour mark and it's still opening.
Lots of spice on the nose. White pepper, muddled aged cherries, fresh tobacco, and something in the Christmas tree family.
It's surprising how alive this wine tastes! Definitely cherry on the palate, acidity is now quite low, but tannins are still very firm. This baby isn't going anywhere!!! I have a couple of other '97s and now have no fear holding them a bit longer.
95+ points — 5 days ago