Leather, vanilla, cheese rinds, and petrichor notes. Opaque colour with a little bit of sediment on the appearance. Tannins has softened to a nice velvety texture on the palate. Tasted a half bottle so it probably aged a bit faster than a standard. — 10 months ago
2012, improves with being allowed to breath. Great with Stilton cheese. — 2 years ago
Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.
Strong nose of black plums, cherries, cloves, light vegetables, oak, light tar, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, leather, light vanilla, light vegetables, wood and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, vegetables, wood, light cloves and tar.
Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This Italian Brunello is drinking very nicely now.
Well balanced with a great mouthfeel and nice complexity. This 12 year old is peaking now.
Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the complexity. Do take your time with it, as it is well worth it.
A very nice wine to sip on, and share with friends and talk about. Good with food as well. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, and light appetizers.
Robert Parker 91 points. Wine Enthusiasts 92 points.
100% Sangiovese grapes, were aged for 24 months in Oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$85. — 10 months ago
Blue Cheese and Loupiac - best mariage — a year ago
Clean red fruit without much else. Light, stony, earth, and a mild finish. Relatively full, otherwise, and a nice bottle for cheese and berries. — a year ago
Nose is cedar, herb, and leather. Medium body. Raspberry, red currant, and dark chocolate with really nice tannin throughout. Long finish is currant and cranberry. This wine is delicate. Overpowered by aged Gouda. Drink with Brie and French bread.
I pulled a classic and was just a bit disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, still great, but for the anticipation... I have one more bottle that I’ll wait a long time and hope there’s a big payoff.
Interesting note, the 2013 Heitz Cellar in the background was remarkably similar in fruit, weight, and profile. 1/3 the price and I’m giving it a 92. — a year ago