”Dark intense ruby red in colour. On the nose it shows black fruit and berry notes, with hints of wild herbs and spice. The plate is sweet, luscious and rounded balanced by velvety tannins.” Slightly over the top IMO.. Recioto
1996 Bollinger Champagne R.D., disgorged Feb 07. Rich, very ‘Bolly’, complex, ripe and slightly oxidative. Champagne
This bottle initially appeared a bit angular and tight on the nose, but it soon revealed it’s pure and delicate Nebbiolo character. This wine was full-bodied with a high level of alcohol (15.5%). While still young, it showed real ‘elegance’ and a balanced acidity with rather ripe tannins. We found cherries, licorice (or anise..), a […]
2004 Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté. Distinct tannins, cherries, violets, roses, ham/meat with some wood and a hint of tobacco. Grape: Nebbiolo First vintage: 1978 Aspect and height above sea level: south-facing, 300-350 metres Soil type: moderately loose-packed, slightly clayey, limestone-based Vine training system and planting density: Guyot-trained at 4,500 vines per hectare Average age of productive vines: around 40 […]
This is one of my absolute favourite champagnes. Fresh and clean on the palate and made to age for many years. Aromas of fresh citrus and green apples and lots of chalky mineral notes. Will hold for many years.