Monday, 16 June 2014

Drinking Tonight - 1997 Solesine, Bellavista

This mature Lombardy wine went perfectly with a chicken lasagna tonight. The cepage is 85% Caberbet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. 
I payed 24 Euro for it a couple of weeks ago, wine hunting is fun! :-)

1997 Solesine, Bellavista
A deep, mature, strong nose with lovely notes of plums, black currants, rosehips, graphite and some barnyardy aromas. A fine warmth. With air there is a whiff of green peppers, but that just adds to the over all picture of a complex wine in a perfect state of maturity.
The taste is broad, warm and structured with notes of ripe black currants, rosehips, cedar and gravel from a Tuscan dirt road. A long, warm finish with soft tannins. This is drinking perfect on this night. Being the first Solesine I have ever tasted, I would love to taste more vintages of it.
91p   (tasted 2014/06)

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