Saturday, 20 September 2014
Barbaresco - Two Bottles - And Of Course - From The Greatest Vintage Ever!
But unfortunately one was corked, so we had to do with just the one - poor us - but that bottle was thoroughly enjoyed over the evening with family and some good food!
And I had to open a reserve bottle, but that's another story.
1964 Barbaresco, Abbacia S. Gaudenzio
Ever heard of this producer? Me neither. But if this how they made wine in the 60´s I would like to have case loads of their production.
The nose opens a bit shy but with air it transforms into a stunning beauty with notes of rose petals, dried strawberries, tobacco, forest floor, ceps and a warm asphalt road. Perfectly mature, laid back and refinement in a glass of wine. This is marvellous!
The taste is mature, velvety and with just the perfect ratio between fruit, acidity and tannins. Long,, long and long with notes of dried red cherries, rose petals, forest floor and gravel. The finish is perfectly dry with some dried up sweetness. Very balanced. A lovely warmth. This is drinking great on this evening!
94p (tasted 2014/09)
1964 Barbaresco Riserva, Pietro Somaglia