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  • 1978 Lungarotti Torgiano Rubesco Riserva Vigna Monticchio

    SOM'd in AM. There was fruit and mostly mature notes on opening in the AM. Double decanted 12 hours later and drunk over 3 hours. For all the bottle treatment folks, normally I would have double decanted in AM, but I was running late to work and had to pop it and run.

    The nose is mature but still with freshness with a mix of moss/ undergrowth earthiness, and a savory cured meat, but still with some fruit. Tobacco, darker fruits, but with an acidity that adds rather than distracting or overwhelming. Mossy undergrowth and a loaminess as well. Medium bodied and with a density that belies its mid sized frame. More savory notes on the palate with green olives, more red than dark fruits on the palate, an acidic backbone that really focuses the wine and keeps it fresh and interesting, and with a cedar woodiness on the back end. There is rusticity to this that I feel adds character. Quite long, very interesting, albeit fading. Beautiful nonetheless. 90pts

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  • 2011 Egon Müller Riesling QbA Scharzhof

    Fresh and clean with a pretty and lacy frame. Pear, mineral, herbs, basil, and floral notes in a lacy and pure style. I love the balance of sugar and acidity. It has a feinherb feel to it. Pretty and very drinkable if not terribly complex. Very fresh and lithe for an 11. Lovely and easy to drink. 89

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  • 2004 Domaine Ponsot Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Cuvée des Alouettes

    PNP from 375

    Lovely nose of cooler fruit, some spice and little to no green (unlike some of my previous bottles) . Lovely spice, cooler and deep moss- herbal notes. A little basil to it that I have not gotten in previous bottles, and distinct from the pyrazines of a couple of previous ones. Quite good and long. This gives me hope for the remaining bottles.

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