TTTG Blind (Piemonte) (Coventry, CT): This was a night of opposite experiences, as the 1967 Rinaldi & Figli Barolo very much underperformed relative to past bottles, this Gattinara (completely unremarkable in the past) impressed. Perfumed nose of dried flowers, savory notes, cranberries. Some funk dissipates with air. Still showing (surprisingly) med(-) grippy tannin. Medium cranberry/cherry finish. The nose excels. Yum.
Piedmont wines at Mike's (Coventry, CT): Enough funk and brett here to make an old Cordier look tame in comparison. Sweaty, leathery, barnyard and earthy funk around a core of red fruit that's still surprisingly fresh and lively, and despite the rustic impression the aromatics make, the palate's remarkably polished and elegant with a lovely texture, tannins perfectly integrated and bright acids keeping it very light on its feet.
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