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.
2004 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato. The definition of a ”Unicorn Wine”, elegant and complex, though still at beginning of drinking window IMO. Slow oxed (10h) & another 30 min in the glass before drinking, paired with self-picked wild Swedish Chanterelles on toast. Nice pairing IMO and in this bottle we found, as expected, […]
The Albeisa bottle was created towards the end of the 18th century by producers around Alba who, desiring a unique and recognizable bottle of their own, a “BOCG” for their own wines, requested it from the master glaziers of the renowned Vetrerie di Porino firm just outside the city of Turin. A new bottle which […]