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  • 2007 Domaine des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet

    Jesus H. Classic Chablis chalk funk, cutting citrus and cucumber but with a seamlessness, intensity, heft and length brought on by age. There's a powdery, pollen-like white floral quality to the nose that doesn't cross over to the palate in quite the same way, but that's a small quibble and one that could maybe be rectified through a little more age, which this would clearly support. Still, this is so perfectly integrated and open right now, with an electric acid that shocks the whole palate and not just the parts near the salivary glands, that I personally wouldn't be able to let it sit any longer. An outright steal for $24, and currently performing much better than any of my Fevres or Dauvissats.

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  • 2007 Cappellano Dolcetto d'Alba Gabutti

    Still young! Considerably better on day two. First day's nose was a little closed, and a harshly tannic attack resolved to darker, sturdier fruits than I've grown accustomed to in this wine. No secondary characteristics at all aside from a little floral kick on the finish. Day two is a totally different story, with the expected violet, granite and wild red fruit from start to finish and leathery, sauvage and mushroom support. Tannins had resolved to add weight but not detract from the vibrancy of the wine. Acid still high, but perfectly pitched and integrated. Exceptional.

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  • 2007 Giacomo Brezza e Figli Barbera d'Alba Santa Rosalia

    Wow, just great. Hard to believe this is so alive at this point; Brezza is the real deal. Strong vitamin earth, warm spice, smoke, rose and plums, fresh red and blue berries on the nose. Plenty of acid on the fuller, smoothed out palate, with darker plum and berry fruit filling in toward the finish. Long, fruity and floral finish. Went rather spectacularly with minimally seasoned grilled rib eye, grilled potatoes, grilled asparagus (I know!) with a balsamic glaze and wired dandelion greens in Meyer lemon juice and a glug of really good olive oil.

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