Old Wines [1959 - 1982 ]

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Tasted December 3, 2011 by Weston3220 with 1,021 views

Introduction

A Selection of Old Wines, Mainly Italian, and one French, which was Terrible!

Flight 1 (6 notes)

Red
1970 Cantine Sociali Riunite Antico Piemonte Bonarda Italy, Piedmont, Piemonte DOC
This wine was short lived, was looking pretty rough from the start, but it had enough life in it 5-10mins so a sip or two for everyone in the room then it just went Mud brown right before our eyes

Conc: An Experience to see a wine die this fast. Amazing
Red
1964 Scanavino Barbera d'Alba Cascina Montaldo Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba
This wine had some life in it, Acidity for sure, touch of VA to keep it 'fresh' touch of red fruit, a interesting wine to taste thats for sure.
Red
1959 Casa Vinicola Flli Chiarusi Chianti Rùfina Pomino Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Rùfina
No Formal Tasting Notes

The Colour on this wine was unbeleivable dark, It looked in the decanter almost Opaque, I didnt take a close enough look to even see if there was any garnet. The fruit pure and still much there, of course it was in the develping stage but the acidity was amazing . This wine was fantastic at over 50yrs old.
Red
1976 Château Batailley France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
79 points
No Formal Tasting Note
This wine was disappointing, the one thing I would say is the mouth feel on this wine was amazing, the texture fantastic, the colour still dark and fresh looking, but in the mouth a touch of fruit then it falls of a cliff, No Finish no nothing after the initial 1sec fruit then drying tannin no fruit no finish

Conc: A Cliff wine
Red
1968 Bertani Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Superiore Amarone Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Superiore
94 points
Another End of the Night Wine.

The Notes are definitely not formal, this wine was pretty damn good, the Heaviness of youthful Amarone fruit is gone, its mellowed, its not a dry wine, maybe a touch off dry but the acidity balance that tout, the fruit is still present. I can see why this is Franks Favorite wine

I can also see why a sommelier in a restaurant would stear a person away from ordering this wine, if they dint know what they were getting into as its not a youthful type of Amarone so elegant

Found my notes! Kinda
A:Med Intensity, Developed. Really Really Floral Like crazy Germanium type of Floral. Chocolate Shavings
T:Med+Intensity med+finish, med- tannin
Gorgerous Red Fruit, Chocolate
Red
1982 Fontanafredda Barbaresco Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco
92 points
End of Tasting Wine, Notes not formal

Colour was a light ruby, maybe a hint of garnet, the fruit was still there tannins soft, all around a very enjoyable wine to drink
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