Saturday 17 April 2021

Champagne & Barolo

NV Recolte Rosé, Dosnon
My first bottle from this producer but given this quality, not my last. This is a restrained and refined Rosé with a tight, spicy nose with notes of red currants, minerals, rhubarb, rust and a lovely salty touch. Very fine.
The taste is handsome and elegant with a brilliant acidity and notes of red currants, roses, spices and steel. Very long and lingering. Great juice.
93p   (tasted 2021/04)

1996 Barolo, Schiavenza
Always nice to drink a almost mature Barolo. The nose of this 25 year old old school Serralunga oozes up from the glass, after two hours in a decanter, with notes of iron, dried cherries, rosehips, furniture polish, forest floor and dry licorice. Very, very good.
The taste is taut and dry with still some perky tannins and notes of rosehips, red apples, iron and old furniture. Has a fine, rigid backbone. Give this another 6+ years. Here are notes from my visit to estate in August of 2019.
91p   (tasted 2021/04)

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