Casa Nova di Neri - Brunello di Montalcino DOCG - 2010 (90 tsomw points)
Saturday we had a great dinner and evening with friends. This was one of the last bottles we opened.
Casanova di Neri is one of the new generation of Brunello producers. The company started in 1971, when Giovanni Neri bought the largest domain in the Montalcino area. The domain is a total of 39 hectares and divided into 4 vineyards. The oldest vineyard is 45 years old. The vineyards are at a height of about 350 meters above sea level.
43 months in oak barrels, 6 months in bottle.
In the glass an intense ruby red color.
On the nose delicate and intense aromas of dark cherries, tobacco, leather and sweet spices.
On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ acidity and medium tannins showing flavours of dark cherries, plums, earth, leather and spices. Great and long aftertaste.
2003 Château Suduiraut - Sauternes (90 pts) @chateausuduiraut @vintuswines ·
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This wine was the only sweet wine chosen for the calendar. This fell outside of the trget price range because I wanted to get something with age·
ℹ️ This wine is a blend of 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyard size is quite large and located near the famed Château d'Yquem. Average vine age is around 30 years old. Vinified in oak barrels then aged an additional 18-24 months in oak of which 50% is usually new·
👁 Deep Amber color·
👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of overripe peach, baked pineapple, orange marmalade, dried apricot, botrytis, honey, new plastic toy, candied ginger, oak, vanilla, coconut, and guava·
👄 The wine is lusciously sweet, medium acidity, medium+ alcohol, and full body. Medium+ length finish of peach cobbler a la mode topped with honey·
🔔 2003 was a hot year in Bordeaux and this is ripe and viscous even by Suduiraut standards. There is decent acidity, but it's barely fighting back against the overwhelming residual sugar and concentration of the wine. This still has life in it, but I doubt this will continue to improve it is just a tad hedonistic albeit enjoyable. This wine is $60. It is the most expensive wine in the calendar, but if you think that this is a wine with 15 years of age from a top Chateau in Sauternes then it is actually pretty reasonable. If you like sweet wines, then I recommend looking for aged Sauternes as they can be quite affordable.
A seriously unique Priorat rose - yes Rose! - from Terrior Al Limit @ €36 of 1,268 bottles & it’s superb 😍 If you can get this give it a go - we loved it! Thanks @gabymeetswine @vilaviniteca for sourcing this gem 👍
📍 Terroir Al Limit Roc D'aubaga Rose 2016 @terroirallimit
🏵 92 points
🍇 80% Grenache Blanc, 10% Grenache Gris & 10% Grenache Rouge
🍷 Red brick orange rust w/ a brown tone (see next pic ⏩)
👃 A mesmerising concoction of fruity aromas of apricot jam, red berries, raspberry compote, strawberry marmalade & earthy red cherry w/ a light flinty minerality
👄 Med body of smooth creamy rich red berries & apricot w/ strawberry driven red fruits & a hint of orange, red apple & red cherry
🎯 Long mouth coating of slight sweet red fruits galore in a touch of dry minerality
The Sigalas Assyritko from Santorini is a stunning expression of volcanic soil white wines. The wine displays strong tropical fruit notes but the real powerhouse here is its dense, expressive layer of minerality. There is some richness that rounds out this already terrific wine!
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What's your favourite wine with Asian Food? We love pair it with wines from the North-west of Spain, Galicia is a big place for great white wines. Crispy, fresh, unoaked wines are perfect with sushi, curry, ramen, etc ... and Pekin duck style with "Pato Mareado" (It means dizzy duck🦆) 100% Albariño from Rias Baixas @doriasbaixas nice one, easy drinking, fresh and perfect to clean your mouth between dishes 🥂🙌😉 Happy Monday!!
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Unlike the Muros Antigos range which comes from more typical well-drained sandy/granitic soils, Contacto comes from a site with round stones and clay near the river. Its name derives not from the site but the skin contact which Mendes uses to enhance aroma and flavour. His studies have shown that skin contact is particularly important for the concentration of Alvarinho and Loureiro. For Contacto, after a cold soak with skins and pressing, he adds a small proportion of whole grapes to the fermenting must.
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(90 pts) Compare to my ↪️ previous review, the Barco Reale, the 2013 Villa di Capezzana definitely felt like a bigger wine... broader shoulders and more hair on the chest 💪... this is more manly in style.... dried plum mixed with tobacco, it was singing a deeper note then the Barco 🎙️ ..good intensity of flavors in the palate and finished with hints of cocoa powder... I guess this style is more crowd-pleasing than the Barco... for me, I find the alcohol slightly forward and the tobacco note too dominating... it is a good wine that should improve with more bottle age but I prefer the freshness and lightness of the Barco.... that's just me .… $26 usd.
80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 25 days at temperatures between 18-25°C. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation the wine was put in French oak for the malolactic fermentation and then aged in 3.5 hectolitre tonneaux for 12 months, followed by 12 months in bottle before release.
These wines came from @filippo_continibonacossi and @tenutadicapezzana. They were given to me for my honest reviews with no strings attached. I was not compensated in any other way.
📝 Tenuta di Capezzana is an Italian winery with a long history in Tuscany. The estate has been planted with vines for centuries, and the region itself is known for its wine production during Roman rule. The Capezzana property has records of vineyards and olive groves dating as far back as 804AD. It is based in the small Carmignano appellation and has played a pivotal role advocating for the region's reputation as a source of fine wines. Capezzana makes a number of wines with Sangiovese being the most significant red variety, often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It was one of the very first Super Tuscans.