Call them modern, call them traditional, call them overoaked, call them underfruited, call them overextracted, call them pure expressions of sangiovese - the 1997 vintage out of Tuscany have been called many things over the years, and the opions are as many as they are conflicting.
What about now then? How have they aged during the last 15 years? Well, we are about to find out. Upcoming Friday and Saturday we are tasting 32 bottles from this vintage plus two dark horses.
Most of them have been lying undisturbed in my cellar since purchase - yes, I was a true believer back then...:-)
Late Saturday evening I will know what I think about them now. Will be back with a full report, perhaps not on Sunday though...
The bottles to be tasted and the order of the flights are:
Flight I - Cabernet Franc, Merlot - based:
One Dark Horse
Flight II - Cabernet - based:
Collezione de Marchi
One Dark Horse
Flight III - Chianti:
Riserva, Villa Cafaggio
Castello di Brolio, Ricasoli
Rancia Riserva, Felsina
Montegiachi Riserva, Cinughi de Pazzi
Riserva, Castello di FonterutoliRiserva Vigna di Fontalle, Macchiavelli
Flight IV - Sangiovese - based:
I Sodi di San Niccolo
Who am not looking forward...?ReplyDelete
Waouu, that looks like a really interesting tasting.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to read the notes :-)
Amazing. What time should I be there?? ;-)ReplyDelete
Looking forward to read the teasting notes.
And I´m really looking forward to popping those corks tomorrow...:-)ReplyDelete
I believe I will identify every one of these wines blind... ;-)ReplyDelete
Well, I believe it will be the same mortified faces when the bottles are revealed...:-)Delete