Tuesday dinner with friends

Canan's place

Tasted June 30, 2009 by Terkel with 479 views

Flight 1 (7 notes)

1995 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
90 points
Medium red color. Delicate, fine aromas with notes of red cherries and sweet vanilla. Equally delicate on the palate with sweet red cherry fruit, slightly bitter chocolate and leather. A bit of sweet vanilla on the finish, but lacks intensity on the midpalate and finish. Perfect maturity now, with superbly balanced acidity.
1997 Brunelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
92 points
Dark red color. Ripe, decadent black cherries and licorice on the nose which has good intensity. Juicy and full-bodied taste with dark fruit, a touch of cherry liqueur, dark chocolate, prunes and licorice. Good length and refreshing acidity. Somewhat hot on the finish. Drinking very well and perfectly mature now.
2004 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
93 points
Dark red color. Warm, ripe black berries, cherries, licorice on the nose. A lot seems to be hiding just under the surface, but it seems to be in a closed phase right now. Juicy black fruit on the palate, cherries and black currant, licorice, marzipan and cherry stone bitterness. Full-bodied, good intensity, great structure and balance. Everything seems to be in place but really needs more time for now.
2004 Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
95 points
Dark red color. Refined, cool black currant on the nose, very good intensity and notes of vanilla and fruit liqueur – which is the only note that brings me out of Bordeaux. Very pure black currant fruit on the palate, delicious. Good structure, acidity and lots of dryness on the finish. However the fruit and secondary flavours reaches all the way on the finish, making it a great wine.
2004 Marion Amarone della Valpolicella Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone della Valpolicella
94 points
Almost black color. Volatile acidity on the nose with notes of nail polish and vanquish at first, with some air comes notes of dark cherries, banana and vanilla. Very primary, dominated by ripe, black berries, cherries, plums and prunes. There is a note of peaches on the midpalate which is interesting – although a bit weird. Very juicy and intense in the fruit, yet great structure and balance which promises well for the future. It will be very interesting to see how this develops.
2000 Stefano Accordini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Il Fornetto Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
96 points
Dark red color. The complex aromas jump out of the glass, and leaves me stunned for a second – wow. Notes of raisins, prunes, decadent cherries, sweetness, licorice and dill. Equally intense and concentrated on the palate with dark ripe cherries, prunes, raisins, licorice. Over the midpalate the taste turns a bit cherry liqueur-like with a nuance of milk chocolate. Finally good length, but with some heat. This was amazing and wild, only drawback is the slightly excessive heat on the finish.
White - Sparkling
1990 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon France, Champagne
95 points
Straw yellow color. Inviting nose with aromas of yellow plums, yellow apples, lemons, roasted oak, freshly grinded coffee beans and sea salt. Very youthful, tight taste, dominated by mineral notes of wet stones and sea salt, together with tight acidic lemon, lemon soda and green apple fruit. Intense in the flavours, very well-balanced and super fresh. Very long delicious taste. Drinking very well, but give it some time as it is painfully young and tight.
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