This bottle was a find I made when I had a few hours for myself in Copenhagen lately. I opened it to go along a tender fillet of veal with a chanterelle sauce and some fried root vegetables.
2006 La Ricolma, San Giusto A Rentennano
Ooooh boy! What a nose! It explodes from the glass with stunning aromas of ripe plums, incence, cocoa, black currant leaves and a refined note of green peppers. Very complex, lively and intense. There is a ever so slight touch of maturity, but this is still young. Very harmonious. Just awesome.
The taste is still tight and a bit seedy, but the fruit is velvety, ripe and sweet, with notes of plums, red currants, chocolate covered cherries and spices. The finish is over one minute long and ends seamsless. Like liking on a sun warm rock in the finish. A great wine now and for sure for the coming 10+ years. This I will get more of.
97p (tasted 2016/08)