A rather lovely old gold color with tiny bubbles. The nose features pronounced dried cherries and a plethora of apples. Toasted almonds and smoke with crusty bread. There’s an element of orange peel here that’s really attractive.
100% Pinot Noir from Ambonnay from one of the undisputed masters. It’s a generous champagne with depth and structure for days. Nicely elegant and perfect for food pairings. Moderate acidity and everything is just so well integrated here. The palate follows the nose with more ripe red fruits and oak. Great length on the finish. Outstanding stuff. — a month ago
1982 vintage. From magnum. Decanted for approx 3 hours before tasting. Better color than expected. Good amount of sed on the decant. Decent amount of color along with a light body. Nose not overwhelmingly fantastic but respectable. Plenty of cocoa flavor along with tobacco spices on the finish. Pretty solid concentration remaining. This was in the maximized pleasure zone but feeling it being closer to the end than the start of the zone. Out of maggie, maybe another 4-5 really nice years. From a 750ml example? Thinking drinking now. 3.2.23. — a month ago
I wish all Chianti tasted like Felsina. Ok, yes it was a warm & ripe & fruity vintage, but there’s still a lot of depth & nuance that doesn’t get lost: Rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, black and red cherry, black plum pit, a touch of roast meat. Aromatic & supple, well-managed tannins. Bravo 👏🏻 — a month ago
Birthday wine. Such a special treat. Still loads of acidity like we woke up a giant. Subtle fruit with stamped out tannins. Truly a treat. — a month ago