Advertisement

Who Likes This Wine(18)

  1. oeno1

    oeno1

    46 Tasting Notes

  2. wine strategies

    wine strategies

    4,699 Tasting Notes

  3. Cabforme

    Cabforme

    382 Tasting Notes

More

Food Pairing Tags

Add My Food Pairing Tags

Community Tasting Notes (95) Avg Score: 92.2 points

  • An Evening with Friends: Decanted for about 4 hours.
    Classic Bordeaux on the nose.
    Mature flavors. Still some dark fruit present, but it is the earthy profile that shines. Forest floor, spices, cassis, maybe some portobello mushroom. Silky smooth as the tannins are completely resolved.
    This is very old world, and is at its peak. No point in waiting an longer.
    I agree with the other commentators that this is really a food wine. But I think that is a compliment, and can be said for most Italian wines.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Dark, concentrated nose. Plush and opulent attack. finish is subdued, a touch of smoke, pleasant.. but at £45 /bt it is not good value.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Consistent with the bottle of just a few months ago, this is a fully mature wine. In fact, I'd say it's on the back side of its curve. Aromas of black truffle, some wood, dried violets; the medium-bodied palate largely follows the nose. Moderate length, moderate enjoyment (thanks to really good acids) with food. 13,5% abv., drink NOW.

    Served non-blind over 2 nights; a fair amount of pretty chunky sediment, fyi.

    2 people found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment

  • A fully mature wine that's already begun its decline. Equal parts soil, leather and muddled dark and red fruits. Nothing too exciting here, though, to its credit, it's still a very good food wine; on its own, not so much. Cork soaked 1/3, in great shape. Double decanted for sediment, immediately returned to bottle, re-corked, and served non-blind 4 hours later. Drink now.

    3 people found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment

  • Argiano's website says this is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Syrah. The bottom 85% of the cork was wine soaked; fill was OK. Double decanted; moderate-to-heavy sediment. Garnet color with slight orange bricking. Dark fruit and pepper on the nose. Medium bodied with flavors of red berries. Still structured with a good level of acids and tannins. I suspect the fruit was probably better a few years back. The high ratings by Jancis Robinson and James Suckling support the idea that this wine has seen better days. Time to drink up.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

View all 95 Community Tasting Notes

What Do You Think? Add a Tasting Note

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.

JancisRobinson.com

NOTE: Some content is property of JancisRobinson.com.

Add a Pro Review Add Your Own Reviews:
 

×