Much better this time, almost feels like a different champagne than what I drank last. Much smoother with red berries and a long finish. The list price is insane; the $120 I paid are worth it. A great champagne to toast to the 10th anniversary of paying off the mortgage :) — a year ago
Juicy, bright, Sangiovese. Opens up beautifully. One of my favorites. Have bought multiple bottles over the years and doesn’t disappoint. Works well naturally with all Italian meals. I suppose I should have waited another year or two but I wanted to enjoy it last night! — a year ago
All bow to our host who broke out the big guns for a spicy cod meal he prepared. As the only wine I’ve ever witnessed such grotesque price appreciation (from 20 to 100, within a five year span?), it’s hard not to project all kinds of feelings & opinions about it. Still, it remains a wine of reflection & complexity, not to mention of a unique deep copper color I’ve always adored. Such waves of strange & wonderful flavors, including dried hibiscus, turmeric, licorice & porcini mushrooms. Moderate acidity, like an elegant aunt who dresses just right. And still young, within the Lopez universe. — a year ago
A very solid wine for a difficult year. Deep dark ruby. Juicy blackberries, black cherries, currants, aged leather, tobacco. A bit chalky with a full mouthfeel. Depth and structured with smooth tannins and bright acidity. Drinking well now after 45 min decant. Really enjoyable! — a year ago
N: Dirteee! Musky cherries, loam, tilled soil, liquorice, forest, balsam, Big Nose!
Smell that for 1/2 an hr. you’re in Tuscany.
P: Very bright, tobacco, Cherries, liquid earth, it has that existential Chianti otherness that we crave. The acidity craves protein, tomatoes, ya. Tannins are well integrated but present.
Happy Spring y’all. — a year ago
Truly special wine, balancing assertive acidity w perfect ripeness, red fruits and earth/savory notes mingle and harmonize along a very lengthy well structured finish. Despite its technical perfection it is wild and free. — a year ago