Saturday, 23 January 2021

A Bottle From The Greatest Vintage Ever & A 1974 Barolo

These two bottles was drunk yesterday with a great dish - red beets with a goat cheese cream, sallad and a herb vinaigrette.

1964 Valdepeñas Tinto Especial, Bodegas Morenito
A deep, soft, mature nose with notes of dried strawberries, old leather, autumn leaves and some hints of VA. But still with a fine vigour. A very good dried up sweetness.
The taste is dry and elegant with notes of earth, dried strawberries, leather and tiles. A fine dried up warmth. Medium long and balanced. Very, very good.
88p   (tasted 2021/01)


1974 Barolo Riserva, Guasti Clementi
This needed a couple of hours to come around, and even then is showed some restraint, with a deep, cool nose with notes of hard cherry candy, rosehips, mushrooms and shoe cream. A fine depth. Not fully mature.
The taste is structured with a fine warmth and notes of cherries, damsons, dried flowers and tobacco. A long, taut finish with some sturdy tannins. 5+ years. Very fine.
90p   (tasted 2021/01)


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