Straw yellow; restrained nose, faint almonds and minerals; too cold at first, but as it warmed up I picked up smoke and more almonds (almost amaretto) on the nose, and pallette; smooth, nutty, but relatively low acid. 16
Profile consistent with earlier notes, mainly stone fruit, green apple, minerals, very aromatic, but very seems slightly dryer and a touch leaner on both the mid-palate and the finish than earlier bottles. Time to drink up?
Pale yellow. Wet stones, some melon, and heat. On the palate a nice wine, surprisingly viscous, with touches of flowers and sweet then turing to bitter melon. Nothing here that blows me away but a very nice, very understated wine.
Colour clean and fresh, pale bright. On the nose loads of minerals, fresh white roses, green apples, freshly picked hazelnuts and hay. On the palate a fine balance between fresh and crisp acidity and the dry fruity tone. Excellent with food but nothing special - just "fine and nice". Drink now I guess
Bright straw gold color, lively green apple nose. I like the mix of apple and stone fruit combined with an underlying mineral note that holds this wine together. Clean and bright from start to finish, a very faint nutiness on the finish, and extremely food-friendly. Glad to have a couple more bottles.
Opened yesterday evening to use in risotto, and the rest went into the fridge. After a day, it showed quite well, soft mouthfeel, with a bit of petrol/acid on the finish, green apple, zest, mineral, with the smell of wet stones. Quite nice, though a wine for near term consumption.
Softer, more rounded than in October. Maturing fast. Not likely to age even another year, imo. Now, very nice nose of granny smith, wet stones, citrus zest, paperwhite. Palate is showing a bit more acid than I recall, but not that much. Very smooth, tasty, simple with not much in the way of structure. Very nice wine, at $20 not a huge QPR, but Giacosa doesn't do anything badly.
Bottles arrived yesterday, and I immediately put one in the fridge, planning to use a half-cup in an asparagus-leek rissoto and drink the rest. Showed the typical dark straw color of this wine, but with a tighter and less expressive nose than on the 2001s. In the palate it was also more restrained, lots of crispness but not as full, if that makes sense. Perhaps it will show a bit better after some rest in the cellar, but this was still a very enjoyable bottle.
golden color, with a good level of glycerine this wine has some white flowers and a bit of a muscat like aroma, though very discrete. In the mouth it is quite thick and alcoholic with a bitter finish. Atypical Arneis I think this was unfortunately just an off bottle