Thursday, 6 August 2020

2010 Vigorello, San Felice

 

2010 Vigorello, San Felice

A deep, fine, still young nose with notes of sweet/sour cherries, dark roses, fresh rosemary, tobacco and a high balsamic note. Very, very good.

The taste is sandy and fine with notes of ripe red cherries, dry licorice, graphite and herbs. Long and fine. Silky tannins. 4+ years. 

Looking forward to an upcoming vertical tasting of Vigorello, starting with the first vintage ever, the 1968.

91p   (tasted 2020/08)


Tuesday, 4 August 2020

2015 Brunello di Montalcino, Col d´Orcia


2015 Brunello di Montalcino, Col d´Orcia
I have tasted a fair amount of vintages from Col d´Orcia (see below) and the 2015 is by far the best regular vintage from this estate (not counting the Riserva Poggio Al Vento).
The nose is deep and seamless with notes of sweet/sour cherries, furniture polish, fresh rosemary, bakelite and a hint of chili. Very complex and fine.
The taste is tight and sandy with fine grained tannins and lovely notes of ripe black cherries, salt licorice, fine tobacco and Tuscan gravel. Very long. Classy. 6+ years. For 28 Euro this is one to back the truck up for. I will (and already have…). Third bottle drunk.
93p   (tasted 2020/08)



Saturday, 1 August 2020

2013 Neptuni, Wannborga


2013 Neptuni, Wannborga
A Swedish wine - not my every day drinking. This 57% Rondo, 31% Leon Millet and 12% Regent sports a medium deep, high pitched nose with notes of mustard, matchbox, dried herbs and earth. Reminds me of a (over)mature Bordeaux from time to time.
The taste is dry and a tad foursquared with notes of dry chocolate, dried tomatoes, red apples and ink. Medium long. Very good. Not worth the 22 Euro tariff though. Info here (in Swedish): http://wannborga.se/)
85p   (tasted 2020/08)
 

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

2004 Barolo Lazzarito, Vietti


2004 Barolo Lazzarito, Vietti
Still not mature, this gorgeous creature needed two hours before opening up. The nose is deep and refined with notes of ripe black cherries sprinkled with some mint, shoe polish, fir wood, ceps and Christmas spices. Very complex. Just lovely. But still on the young side of things.
The taste is multi layered and tight with notes of black cherries, mushrooms, licorice, tobacco ashes and fried spices. Some balsamic notes. Very, very, very long. Silky tannins. I would give this beauty another 6+ years in the cellar.
95p   (tasted 2020/07)

Sunday, 26 July 2020

2010 Chateau Angludet


2010 Chateau Angludet
A favourite ”minor” Chateau of mine from the 80’s. I have very fine memories of the 1982, 1985 and 1989 vintages. I have only tasted a few vintages since then.
This 2010 shows of a incipient maturity, with notes of polished mature black currants, plums, cedar and fine tobacco. Very, very good.
The taste is dry and sandy with velvety tannins and notes of red and black currants, warm tiles, red pepper and graphite. 3+ years.
89p   (tasted 2020/07)

Friday, 24 July 2020

2017 Arbe Garbe


2017 Arbe Garde
From Sonoma, this blend of 55% Malvasia Bianca, 30% Ribolla Gialla and 15% Tocai Friulano, shows of a big, open, beautiful nose with notes of passionfruit, white flowers, nutmeg and dry fudge. Very deep and fine.
The taste is creamy and rich with a fine tightness and notes of dried pine apples, fried nuts, sand, minerals and dried flowers. Very long with a fine warmth. A fine acidity. For drinking now and the coming 5+ years. Went perfectly with some fresh seafood and cheese from the the West coast of Sweden.
91p   (tasted 2020/07)


Wednesday, 22 July 2020

2014 Barbaresco Sori’ Paitin Serraboella, Paitin


2014 Barbaresco Sori’ Paitin Serraboella, Paitin
Tasted two years ago at the estate - https://barolista.blogspot.com/2019/03/long-overdue-notes-barolo-boys-in.html - this has not budged at all since then. The nose is still young and fresh with notes of hard cherry candy, dry licorice, sun warm gravel and birch wood. High and handsome.
The taste is cool and refined with notes of fresh mushrooms, ripe red currants, iron and asphalt. Very long and fine. This still needs 6+ years. Great wine.
93p   (tasted 2020/07)

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

2015 Barbera d’Alba Vigna Francia, Giacomo Conterno


2015 Barbera d’Alba Vigna Francia, Giacomo Conterno
This is a stunning Barbera. Tasted twice before, see below. On this night it displays a nose filled with notes of ripe dark raspberries, sweet licorice, juniper berries and polished wooden floors. Very deep and fine.
The taste is ripe and steady with notes of raspberry licorice, blackberries, violets and fir wood. Sporting a brilliant Barbera acidity. Very long and fine. Great juice!
93p   (tasted 2020/07)

https://barolista.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-barolo-boys-visits-bartolo.html

https://barolista.blogspot.com/2018/01/2010-anas-cetta-elvio-cogno-2015.html

Sunday, 19 July 2020

2009 Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Bousse d’Or, La Pousse d’Or


2009 Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Bousse d’Or, La Pousse d’Or
This beauty needed an hour or two before really opening up, but then...just wooow! The nose is deep, complex and utterly delicious with notes of sweet red currants, forest floor, dark flowers, smoke and a stunning balsamic note. Awesome is the right word on this occasion.
The taste is handsome and tight with notes of ripe red currants, rasberry candy, bakelite and loads of minerals. Sand and silk. Sooo balanced. Very, very long. Has started its way to maturity but I would love to drink this gorgeous creature from now and the coming 15 years. A truly great wine. Grand Cru level and then some.
97p   (tasted 2020/07)

Friday, 17 July 2020

1998 Barolo Monprivato, Giuseppe Mascarello


1998 Barolo Monprivato, Giuseppe Mascarello
Monprivato can in my experience be kind of a hit or miss, but this is a classic Barolo. The nose of this 98 is deep, finely tuned and multi layered with notes of dried mushrooms, violets, (over)ripe strawberries, dark candle grease and old asphalt. Very complex. Mature. Very fine.
The taste is round, velvety and fine but with a supporting dry tannin structure at the end. Fine notes of dried orange peel, dried strawberries, expensive tobacco and violets. A restrained elegance. Very, very fine. If the label have said 1989 or 1990 I would have been glad, for that is what I would have guessed if I was poured this blind. A tad advanced for a 98, but all the same a very fine Barolo.
94p   (tasted 2020/07)

Thursday, 16 July 2020

2003 Montevetrano


2003 Montevetrano
The nose is deep and rugged, like a Bordeaux from a not a really great vintage, a little rustic, dark and warm. But it displays fine notes of dried plums, black currants, asphalt and fried herbs. A very fine sweetness to the fruit. A very fine depth.
The taste is taut and tight with notes of black currants, warm sand, bonfire smoke and dark tobacco. Very long and dry. Racy. Very, very good. For drinking now and the coming 6+ years.
91p   (tasted 2020/07)

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

2015 Cuvee Victor, Schlossgut Diel


2015 Cuvee Victor, Schlossgut Diel
This gorgeous Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc blend sports an outgoing, energetic nose with notes of passionfruit, sage, white pepper, wet asphalt and white flowers. Very deep. Just lovely.
The taste is handsome and refined with notes of white currants, peach, white pepper, sage and loads of sweet minerals. Very long with a fine cleansing acidity. Really fine.
94p   (tasted 2020/07)

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Two 85p 93´s

It is no secret that I have a special kinship when it comes to the overlooked vintage of 1993. I have even called myself The Cape Crusader Of The Forgotten Vintage Of 1993...
I buy them whenever I see them! Often for a song.

1993 Raunthaler Baiken Riesling Spätlese, Kloster Eberbach
A lovely, deep nose with notes of tangerines, orange peel, linoleum and some dried up honey. It feels like it has been sweeter than your normal Spätlese, a long time ago.
The taste is dry and sandy with notes of dried orange peel, rubber and clay. A dry acidity. Somewhat short. Good.
85p   (tasted 2020/07)


1993 Barbaresco, Gli Ori di Alba
A nicely matured nose with notes of autumn leaves, red currants, dried dark flowers and hint of wet asphalt. A low keyed intensity. Very good.
The taste is dry and fine with notes of rowan berries, gravel, dry licorice and gravel. A tad one dimensional though.
85p   (tasted 2020/07)

Friday, 10 July 2020

2017 Dogliani Superiore Sirì d´Jermu, Pecchenino


2017 Dogliani Superiore Sirì d´Jermu, Pecchenino
This single vineyard Dolcetto is sooo young and promising, and with a few bottles I thought I will have a test drive. The nose is tight and concentrated with notes of fresh blueberries, damson, minerals, ink and blood. High and structured. Restrained. Very, very good.
The taste is young, tight and steady with notes of blueberries, iron, salt licorice and violets. Very long and distinct. This needs 8+ years. Very fine. A great Dolcetto.
92p   (tasted 2020/07)

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Who Said That Dolcetto Can´t Age? Three Bottles From 1990


Dolcetto Boys & Girls. In this illustrious association I am number three. Elisa Scavino is number two and my friend S is number one, and also the founder.
We take Dolcetto serious. As it should be.

1990 Dolcetto d´Alba, Parusso
At first, a bit foursquare on the nose but with a couple of hours air it displays notes of dry leather, damson, earth, dried up lingonberry jam and linseed oil. Very good.
The taste is dry and linear with notes of dried red currants, earth, dry leather and ink. A bit short. Nice enough, fully alive but in the end a tad one dimensional.
84p   (tasted 2020/07)


1990 Dolcetto d´Alba Vigneto Sorj Canta, Eredi Lodali
A high, spicy nose with notes of red currants, band aid, forest floor, linoleum and dry tobacco. Very interesting. Changes over the evening with added red fruits and a furniture polish aroma.
The taste is tight and still perky with notes of red currants, lingonberries, dried herbs and tobacco. A high acidity. Long. A fine dryness. Very, very good. Mature but bottles like this will go on for 5+ years.
87p   (tasted 2020/07)

1990 Dolcetto d´Alba San Rümu, La Spinetta
1990 was the heyday of barriques in Langhe. But to use barriques on Dolcetto? I´m not sure but I could wage a bet or two that this wine has seen the inside of a barrique. The nose is large scaled and concentrated with notes of chocolate bisquits, dried raspberries, old wood, tobacco and incense. Very deep and fine.
The taste is big and dry with a mix of dried raspberries and blueberries, earth, tobacco and dry chocolate. Very long. Intense. Mature, yes, but I would say barely so, drink this now and the coming 10+ years. Who said that Dolcetto can´t age?
90p   (tasted 2020/07)


Monday, 6 July 2020

1991 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Jean Leon


1991 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Jean Leon
In the late nineties this was kind of a favourite, inexpensive and great tasting. How about now, twenty years later?
The nose is a bit shy, even with airing, and displaying notes of fresh stables, dried black curants and old leather. Soft. Fully mature but not overly so.
The taste is cool, mature and dry with notes of dried red and black currants, autumn leaves, gravel and tobacco. Good. Very much alive but a tad boring compared to my memory of it.
84p   (tasted 2020/07)





Saturday, 4 July 2020

2016 The Dead Arm Shiraz, d´Arenberg


2016 The Dead Arm Shiraz, d´Arenberg
A deep, high strung, lightly meaty nose with notes of blueberry pie, blackberries, lots of violet and björnklister (a kind of glue that every Swede over 40 years of age is familiar with...). Very fine.
The taste is broad and structured with notes of ripe blueberries, violet, flower water and some fried bacon notes. A long, long finish with a fine warmth (the 15% alcohol doesn´t show). Intense. 8+ years,
94p   (tasted 2020/07)

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

2002 Reserva, Castillo Perelada

2002 Reserva, Castillo Perelada
This 18 year old Reserva has an outgoing, mature nose with notes of ripe black currants, plums, fresh rosemary, warm clay and asphalt. A fine depth. Very good.
The taste is big and steady with a round warmth and notes of blackberries, rosemary, gravel and sweet tobacco. Long. Fully mature and in a great drinking phase. More impressions of the wines from Castillo Perelada below.
88p   (tasted 2020/06)


A visit to Castillo Perelada in 2015
A lunch tasting with wines from Castillo Perelada in 2016

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Just Bought


Domenico started his estate with the 1979 vintage, so this is only the third vintage made. In 1982 he began to bottle the Ciabot Mentin Ginestra separately and in 1990 Pajana was born.
I have only met Domenico once, some ten years ago, and only briefly because he had a toothache. That didn´t help to understand his Piedmontese accent...
In recent years I have met Oscar, who now is in charge of the winemaking since Domenicos passing, two times - at the estate in 2017 and at Ba&Ba in 2018.

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Mini Vertical Of Oberrotweiler Eichsberg Spätburgunder GG, Weingut Salwey


2011 Oberrotweiler Eichsberg Spätburgunder GG
The 2011 shows signs of maturity, more forest floor and dried red fruits than the two younger vintages. Strawberry jam, smoke and rhubarb licorice. A fine warmth.
The taste is broad and nicely concentrated with notes of dry licorice, earth, dried strawberries and bonfire smoke. A high acidity. Ends on a dry note. Very, very good.
89p   (tasted 2020/06)

2012 Oberrotweiler Eichsberg Spätburgunder GG
The best one in this line up. It has a deep, balanced nose with notes of ripe red cherries, wild strawberries, herbs and smoke. Very fine. Pipe tobacco after a while.
The taste is tight and focused with notes of red cherries, dried raspberries, herbs and tobacco. Silky tannins. Long and fine. 3+ years.
92p   (tasted 2020/06)


2014 Oberrotweiler Eichsberg Spätburgunder GG
A restrained, mineral laden nose with notes of ripening red currants, sandelwood and herbs. Shy. Needs time.
The taste is young and medium bodied with notes of red currants, gravel, herbs and tobacco. A high acidity. Somewhat sparse in the finish. 5+ years.
87p   (tasted 2020/06)


Friday, 26 June 2020

1997 Bourriquot, Havens


1997 Bourriquot, Havens
A brilliant, perfectly mature Napa wine made up of two-thirds Cabernet Franc and one-third Merlot. The nose is deep, round and intoxicating with notes of warm tiles, red and black currants, fresh stables, leather and a hint of mint. Very, very fine.
The taste is seamless, perfectly balanced and mature with notes of red and black currants, gravel, tobacco and band aid. Long and refined. Lovely.
The last bottle out of three bought twenty years ago in London.
95p   (tasted 2020/06)

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Lunch Tasting With Stunning Blaufränkisch From Dorli Muhr



The Wine Agency invited to an unsual tasting. We sat with great distances apart, the wines poured before we entered the room and Dorli Muhr was with us through Zoom from her home i Austria.
But all in all, a great tasting.

2015 Cuvée vom Berg
Damson, bramble and wet cement defines the nose on this blend of 60% Blaufränkisch, 20% Syrah and 10% Merlot/Cabernet Franc. Some peppery notes after a while indicating the Syrah presence. Very good.
The taste is cool and linear with notes of blueberries, sand and model clay. Good balance. Slender tannins. Dry and fine. 3+ years.
87p   (tasted 2020/06)


2017 Carnuntum
From 2017 Cuvée vom Berg has switched names to Carnuntum. The 2017 consists of 65% Blaufränkisch and 35% Syrah. The nose is more restrained than the 2015 but share the aroma profile. Very good.
The taste is young and seedy with notes of damson, blueberries, cement and smoke. A good structure. A high acidity. Needs 5+ years.
87p   (tasted 2020/06)

2017 Samt & Seide
A fine, deep nose with notes of fried herbs, minerals, dry licorice and dried raspberries. Wilful. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and dry with a fine concentration and notes of blueberries, sloeberries, bakelite, and herbs. A fine length. Structured tannins. 5+ years.
90p   (tasted 2020/06)

2017 Ried Roterd
A very tight, aristocratic nose with notes of warm sand, ripe blueberries, herbs and hints of black pepper. Very balanced and fine.
The taste is tight and intense with notes of herbs, sloeberries and minerals. Very long and promising. 8+ years.
92p   (tasted 2020/06)

2015 Liebkind
Aaaah, what a wine. The nose is deep, old viney (yet the vines were only seven years old when this wine was made) and multi layered with notes of ripe blueberries, freeze dried raspberries, model clay and green pepper. Brilliant.
The Liebkind flows effortless over the tongue with a high density, intensity and richness. Gorgeous fruit. Wilful. A lovely wine, maybe not for everyone, it demands attention. 6+ years.
94p   (tasted 2020/06)


Mature grapes at Liebkind!

2015 Spitzerberg
A deep, restrained, concentrated nose with notes of dry asphalt, blueberries, bakelite and assorted herbs. Very handsome.
The taste is refined and intense with notes of blueberries, gravel, herbs and bakelite. The finish goes on and on and on. High-pitched. Old viney, made from grapes from vines with 45, 55 and 65 years of age. This will need time, 10+ years. Impressive.
93p   (tasted 2020/06)


Sunday, 21 June 2020

2011 Rossese di Dolceacqua Galeae, Ka*Mancine


2011 Rossese di Dolceacqua Galeae, Ka*Mancine
Like a hypothetical blend of a fine Dolcetto and a Crozes-Hermitage, this Rossese sports a upfront, juicy nose with notes of blueberries, red currants, iron, black pepper, herbs and violets. Very, very good. At nine years of age, not showing any signs of maturity.
The taste is cool and fresh with notes of blueberries, bakelite, dried herbs, forest floor and violets. Light on its feet yet with a fine intensity. Drinking lovely now and the coming 6+ years. As good as tasting it at the estate with Maurizio seven years ago.
91p   (tasted 2020/06)

Saturday, 20 June 2020

2017 Lurlibad Chardonnay Reserve, Cottinelli


2017 Lurlibad Chardonnay Reserve, Cottinelli
A deep, spicy, fine nose with notes of butter fudge, fennel, aniseed, flint and papay. Very complex and fine. Some smoky notes after a while.
The taste is concentrated and fine with notes of passionfruit, fudge, smoke and flint. Very long. A very fine acidity. Balanced. Really fine. A great swiss Chard.
92p   (tasted 2020/06)

Thursday, 18 June 2020

1999 Barbaresco Rabaja, Produttori del Barbaresco


1999 Barbaresco Rabaja, Produttori del Barbaresco
From probably the best cooperative in the world, this 99 Rabaja needs an hour to unfold. Then it displays fine notes of forest floor, dried cherries, damson, mushrooms, fir wood and a hint of furniture polish. Some maturity. Very fine. A lovely depth.
The taste is tight and refined with silky tannins and notes of dried strawberries, undergrowth, sandel wood, bonfire smoke and asphalt. Very long. This is starting to drink great but I would wait 3+ years for the next bottle.
93p   (tasted 2020/06)

Monday, 15 June 2020

2005 & 2016 Goulée by Cos d´Estournel

2005 Goulée
Only the second vintage of this cuvée from Cos d`Estournel, the first vintage was 2003. The cepage has changed over the years, this is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (80%, and 20% Merlot) while the newer vintages, see below, is Merlot dominated.
The nose is deep and rich, with only some signs of maturity, and fine notes of dried up black currant jam, sandel wood, chocolate wafers, tobacco and fresh stables. Very, very good.
The taste is mature, tight and dry with notes of red and black currants, blueberries, cigarette ash, earth and graphite. Very long. Ends dry. Very fine, for drinking now and the coming 6+ years. The label of the 2005 is great, the 2016 not so much.
92p   (tasted 2020/06)


2005 Goulée by Cos d`Estournel
This 77% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot blend displays a upfront, juicy nose with notes of ripe plums, frehs herbs, leather, violets and bonfire smoke. Ripe, sweet, fresh fruit. Very deep. Needs time.
The taste is big and concentrated with notes of plums, graphite, dark chocolate and asphalt. Very long and promising. 8+ years.
92p   (tasted 2020/06)

Saturday, 13 June 2020

2016 Dolcetto d´Alba Barturot, Ca`Viola


2016 Dolcetto d´Alba Barturot, Ca`Viola
A young, lively nose with notes of ink, blueberries, violets, sage and blood. Very fine. Intense. Balanced.
The taste is tight and concentrated with notes of sour cherries, damson, iron and sage. Silky tannins. Long. Very, very good. 5+ years. A great Dolcetto. 14 Euro!
91p   (tasted 2020/06)

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Two Summer Drinking Bottles From Villa Wolf



I recently attended a webinar (on my iPad that recently met with a concrete floor...) with Ernie Loosen about his estate in Pfalz, Villa Wolf. A couple of days later I tasted the wines below, courtsey of Vinunic.
Ernie had some very interesting info about the history and current state of Spätburgunder in Germany.

2019 Grauburgunder
A light, polished nose with notes of white peach, flint, lemon peel and lavender soap. Very good.
The taste is cool and fresh with notes of lemon licorice, chalk, gooseberries and the feeling of licking a wet rock. A fine acidity. Summer fresh drinking.
87p   (tasted 2020/06)


2019 Pinot Noir Rosé
A fine, pure nose with notes of wild strawberries, dried strawberries, chives and minerals. Very, very good. Light on its feet with a good intensity.
The taste is tight, dry and finely tuned with notes of dried raspberries, lingonberries, dry licorice and chrushed rocks. A fine structure.
90p   (tasted 2020/06)



Friday, 5 June 2020

2018 Teroldego, Cantina D´Isera


2018 Teroldego, Cantina D´Isera
A tasting sample from Wine World. The nose is crisp and pure with notes of violets, rubber, ink, tar and ripe blueberries. With some air in the glass it smells like summer warm asphalt. Highly likeable.
The taste is tight and dry with notes of blueberries, dry tobacco, tar and herbs. A fine length. Very, very good. For 10 Euro, this is a steal!
89p   (tasted 2020/06)

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

2011 Oberrotweiler Käsleberg Spätburgunder, Weingut Salwey

2011 Oberrotweiler Käsleberg Spätburgunder, Weingut Salwey
A round, mature, somewhat fiery nose - that calms with air - with notes of cooked strawberries, incense, dark candle grease and a fine perfumed scent. Very good but maybe a tad overmature.
The taste is mature, warm and dry with notes of dried raspberries, licorice, bay leaves and violets. Long and warm. Very good.
86p   (tasted 2020/05)

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

2015 Château Bouscassé, Brumont

2015 Château Bouscassé, Brumont
A fine, deep, sandy nose with notes of warm tiles, bonfire, herbs and a mix of black cherries, raspberries and blackberries. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and focused with notes of cool tobacco, matchbox, violets, herbs and a fine smoky note. Very fine, polished tannins. Had the opportunity to meet Alain Brumont and taste a wonderful line up a year ago.
90p   (tasted 2020/05)

Saturday, 30 May 2020

2017 Dogliani Superiore Vigna Tecc, Luigi Einaudi


2017 Dogliani Superiore Vigna Tecc, Luigi Einaudi
A very young, seedy, focused nose with notes of ripe blueberries, iron, violets and herbs. A fine energy to it. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and invigorating with notes of blueberries, damsons, asphalt and candle grease. An uplifting acidity. Long. 4+ years. Better than the 2016 tasted at the estate.
90p   (tasted 2020/05)


Thursday, 28 May 2020

2009 Gran Reserva 904, La Rioja Alta


2009 Gran Reserva 904, La Rioja Alta
An open, warm, fine nose with notes of cranberries, red apples, chocolate wafers and that tell tale dill aroma. Very, very good,
The taste is dry and mature with notes of dried strawberries, cranberries, tobacco and fir wood. A fine dry finish. Maybe a tad marked by this hot vintage but there is no problem finishing the bottle with a chicken and sage pasta.
88p   (tasted 2020/05)

2001 Gran Reserva 904

1964 Gran Reserva 904

Sunday, 24 May 2020

2004 Barolo Bricco Viole, M. Marengo


2004 Barolo Bricco Viole, M. Marengo
An open, somewhat mature nose with fine notes of tar, tobacco, herbs, undergrowth, roses and, of course, violet pastilles! Very deep and fine. A fine warmth.
The taste is round and fine with notes of asphalt, mint, dried cherries and incense. A long, warm finish with a fine dry twist. Very, very good. Drink now and the coming 6+ years.
92p   (tasted 2020/05)

The 2004 tasted in 2012
2013 Bricco Viole
2014 Bricco Viole
2015 Bricco Viole
2016 Bricco Viole

Friday, 22 May 2020

2015 Spätburgunder Grande Réserve, Weingut Bietighöfer


2015 Spätburgunder Grande Réserve, Weingut Bietighöfer
A high, interesting nose with notes of fir wood, red currants, Finninsh licorice, Lily of the valley and a touch of cinnamon. Idiosyncratic and fine.
The taste is structured and fine with notes of dried raspberries, plywood, forest floor and violets. A very fine warmth. Very, very good.
91p   (tasted 2020/05)