Friday, 1 January 2021

Wines of New Years Eve


This horrible year ended great though. Only yours truly and my better half, with great food and some decent wines... 

12 Ans de Cave, Gosset
First some info - 49% Chardonnay and 51% Pinot Noir. 12 years on the yeast, 7 gr sugar and the base year is 2006. On to the wine then. The nose is deep and delicate with notes of toasted bread, red currants, dry fudge and fennel. Very salivating, as great Champagne´s should be.
The taste is cool, dry and still young with notes of oranges, grilled lemons, red currants and bread. A creamy finish with a fine acidity. Very fine. 4+ years.
93p   (tasted 2020/12)




2018 Saint-Aubin La Princée, Hubert Lamy
Ooooh boy, this has potential but is soooo young today. The nose is racy and steely with notes of lime peel, white flowers, lemon licorice and hints of cap gun smoke. Just waiting to unfold. Very, very good.
The taste is young and concentrated with notes of unripe yellow apples, lemon peel and loads of chrushed rocks. A very fine acidity. Sweet minerals. Give this 6+ years and be amazed. Glad I have more.
92p   (tasted 2020/12)

2012 Barolo Acclivi, Burlotto
Last tasted summer of 2019, it behaves more or less in the same fashion - a lovely Nebbiolo for drinking now and the coming 6+ years.
92p   (tasted 2020/12)




2012 Barolo Cannubi, Burlotto
I write these tasting notes the day after I opened these bottles and the Cannubi has really gained of the extra air overnight. Yesterday the nose was deep and promising but closed. Now it  soars from the glass with lovely notes of ripe black cherries, violets, hard cherry candy, iron and tar. Almost a Serralunga touch to it. Really fine.
The taste is tight and concentrated even with 24 hours airing, displaying notes of rosehips, hard cherry candy, forest floor and iron. The finish goes on and on. Silky, yet firm tannins. Great wine. 8+ years.
95p   (tasted 2020/12)

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