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White
2/12/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
93 points
This was really a wonderful wine. Very well balanced . It is a light yellow color with a tinge of green. The nose is all about pear and minerals. The palate has a chalky minerality to it as well along with the ripe pear and white peach. Very nice bright acidity keeps this fresh with just a little, light sweetness to it. Nice long finish as well. I didn't get the apple and lime some of the pro's described in the 2018 time frame but some of the CT notes had gooseberry which I did get, but either way this was delicious.
White - Sparkling
2/9/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
93 points
Brought 4 bottles to Mom’s 90th birthday party for 40 family members. Huge hit with everyone. This was glimmering bright yellow with small precise bubbles. slightly yeasty on the nose and very layered with flavors like citrus, pear and some tropical fruits as well. Finish was very long and mineral infused. My first try of this wine and it was really nice and at a very good price....great QPR! Will have to try to get more.
White
2/9/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
92 points
Brought 2 bottles to Mom’s 90th birthday party for 40n people. These were enjoyed by everyone, especially since the wine came from near where my Mother’s father was born. I only had a small taste but it was quite rich and unctuous with ripe fruit but bone dry. Lots of mineral sensations as well with great acidity and length. Finish was very satisfying. A wonderful white wine that will age and improve for another decade or more .
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White
2/9/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
92 points
Brought 3 bottles to Mom’s 90th birthday party for 40 people. In contrast to the previous bottle of this I had, these bottles were pristine. There was a beautiful floral and tropical fruited nose. The palate was very mineral driven with a wet stone sensation. Finish was long with an intact melange of ripe fruit. Quite delicious.
Red
2/9/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
89 points
Double Decanted 4 bottles for aeration to take to mom’s 90th birthday party for 40 people. Soft like most 2014’s for this part of Italy but decent acidity. Light to medium garnet with a pleasant earthy and red fruited nose. Moderate tannin, fairly long showing cherry and tobacco. Solid, good for a party with Italian-American food.
Red
2/9/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
92 points
Double decanted 4 bottles which all threw significant sediment and brought to my mother’s 90th birthday party for 40 people. Translucent medium garnet with a bright center and modestly bricked rim. Nice earthy nose with sous bois, leather, chocolate and red fruit, strong ripe cherry while decanting. Palate shows a little age but has good acidity and velvety soft mouth feel. Cherry, chocolate and leather are most prominent through a long layered finish. This is late in its maturity curve for sure but is showing a good bit of character and soulfulness. Some of the guests loved this and frankly it did get better late in the party after getting even more air. Raised score from 91 to 92
Rosé
2/8/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
90 points
I had only a small taste of this while my 30-something kids polished it off while playing Cards against Humanity. It was fairly bright with acidity and mostly tart under-ripe strawberry fruited. Lean but pretty long. Nice.
Red
1988 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/8/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
96 points
In my cellar since release. Decanted at 5pm and tasted from 7:30-9:30pm. This was the wine of the night for me among wines from each of my kids’ birth years (first time we were all together in more than a year...including a 2006 Joseph Leitz Riesling, 1984 Ch. Montelena Chard, 1982 Lafite and 1984 Silver Oak Alexander. Much more interesting on the nose and the palate with a killer finish and lots of life left. Curious how the pro’s all seem to have denigrated this wine yet on this evening it soared. The color was a bright medium garnet with no bricking to speak of...just pristine looking. The nose was fragrant, floral, fruity and earthy with a lovely slightly cooked bacon aroma. The palate still had good acidity was rich and chewy, yet had a smooth velvety texture. There was plum, cassis and leather on the palate along with the bacon note and little oak influenced flavors. The finish was very long and layered. Really amazingly balanced, vibrant and bright for a 32+ year old wine.
Red
2/8/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
95 points
In my cellar since release. Opened along with 4 other wines from my kids’ broth years, this being my eldest, son’s...This was decanted at 5pm and tasted from 8-10pm. The wine looked so young with little to no bricking, translucent medium garnet colored. The nose was fantastic, floral spicy (sweet vanilla especially), earthy and with the expected graphite and black fruit notes. Palate was silky smooth and yet I feel lacking in some acidity. There was cherry, cassis, leather and sous bois with a medium length finish that was in need of some acidity. I felt the nose was a 98, the palate was a 94 and the finish and overall balance 92-ish. To be fair this bottle had a little more ullage that I expected and the cork was saturated and soft, needing great care in its extraction, so it ids possible this was a little less than pristine. Based on this bottle I would say this has only a decade or so of a good drinking plateau left. Other bottles may tell a different story.
Red
2/8/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
93 points
My last bottle of this acquired just after release and cellared at home. Decanted at 5pm and tasted 0ver the next 4-5 hours. This went very well with a fire grilled whole beef tenderloin, my patented Mashed Potatoes, Port wine sauce and sirracha soy Brussels sprouts, perhaps better than the other more pedigreed Red’s this evening. It was a medium bricked garnet with the classic Silver Oak nose of vanilla, chocolate, earthy forest floor, licorice and red and black fruit, Palate was smooth with mostly integrated tannin, moderate acidity, somewhat lean fruit, mostly plum and cassis along with some graphite and leather. Finish is chocolate and moderately long. Overall complex and layered. Quite nice but fully mature and on a gentle downslope I think.
White
2/8/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
92 points
This was really quite nice. It was a bright medium lemon yellow color. The nose was a fragrant, perfumed and fruity amalgam of tropical fruits especially guava and dragonfruit. The palate had good acidity, seemed totally dry with ripe pineapple, pear, lychee, guava and a mineral undertone and finished with a very long, dare I say, saline quality. Balanced, bright and energetic despite its age...Really lovely!
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White
2/8/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
90 points
Decanted and kept in the cellar until drinking mostly with a Truffle Butter and Sage Ravioli dish I made. 2 bottles served to the family, first time all together in over a year and first dinner all together at home in several. These bottles were beautiful with a light golden yellow and very little oxidation visible. Nose shows just a little oxidation with some buttered popcorn, ripe pear and mineral notes. On the palate there is more of the ripe pear, a hint of citrus, ripe pineapple and a little nutty caramel. Finish is quite long with a touch of sweetness. These were a bit better than some of my previous bottles. But one was better than the other for sure, it was just a little lighter color and fresher tasting.
Red
2/8/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
91 points
Solid Aglianico with a medium to dark garnet color. Nose is red and black fruited with some menthol, pipe tobacco and lots of earthy notes. Medium tannin and medium+ acidity. Nice mixed fruited palate of red and black berries along with some licorice. The earthy notes on the nose were less noticeable on the palate. Moderately long finish.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
94 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. This is the first vintage of this produced. It is traditional styled with a 28 day maceration and aging all in 250HL Slavonian oak casks. Nicely structured for cellar aging with both ripe tannins and bright acidity. Roses, anise, cherry and charcoal highlight the flavors and aromas with a very long finish. Impressive initial bottling .
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
91 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Tasted immediately after the Barbaresco Rizzi which I think I preferred. This was similar but a bit more tannic and would be better with a bit more acidity, Finish is rather short and it lacks some of the complexity of the other cru. It should age a little longer but not sure if it will evolve more favorably.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
93 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Traditional style with fermentation with native yeast in stainless steel, then spends 1 year in concrete tanks and another year in botte grande, 14.5% ABV. Very fresh and floral, then presenting licorice and cherry followed by a distinct balsamic note on the long finish. Enjoyable now with a long decant or give it some time in the cellar.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
91 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Mixed modern/traditional wine-making here with spontaneous ambient yeast fermentation but aged in barriques for 3 years, 20% new French oak. Vineyards farmed biodynamically. This wine is very drinkable now with soft vanilla, cherry and spice notes in addition to a floral underpinning. Eay to drink and enjoyable.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
94 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Traditional style producer with aging only in botte grande. This wine is very complex and floral on the nose with layers of cherry, anise and fresh porcini mushrooms on the palate. Very long finish with great structure for long aging. wonderful, Classic Barolo!
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
91 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. One of the most unique wines I tasted today. This had a distinctly Herbal nose and palate which I was told is common and consistent with this bottling/cru.It is very fruit forward as well with lavendar, mint, tarragon very prominent. Not unattractive or even really "green" but one of a kind at the tasting event today.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines wrote:
89 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. I have liked other vintages of this wine but this was either just opened and needed to breathe more, was suffering from shipping or bottling shock or is just a bit out of balance, perhaps just picked to soon(?). It seemed rather harsh to me with a very tart acid driven finish but very little fruit.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
92 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. A Mixed-modern/traditional producer. This wine was aged in botte grande. It has a very rich nose with some charcoal, minerals and red fruit. Palate is fairly full bodied with some hearty tannins and a fairly forward fruit profile of black cherry, currant, raisin and a moderately long finish. Very good wine but the winery rep did indicate that the 2016 will be much better.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines wrote:
89 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Modern styled wine aged in 33% new French oak barriques. The 2013 example of this cru has gotten lots of kudos but I found this to be consistent with others from the 2014 vintage I have had, and that is...lacking in structure and acidity. If you are looking for a current drinking, softer and rounded Barbaresco, this may be good for you. Not for cellaring IMO.
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Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines wrote:
91 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Mostly modern styled Barrique aged wine that is fermented and macerated in a 30-40% mix of cement and stainless steel. Good structure, fresh tasting and smelling with some smokiness, a touch of vanilla and red cherry with a long finish. Pleasant wine but not a blockbuster.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
92 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. This wine came fro grapes in the Montvigliero vineyard that had a long hang time but were made in a traditional style. The structure is visible especially in the big but ripe tannins. Acidity isn't as bright as in the 2016's and is probably consistent with the longer hang time. This has a rich and fairly round texture and mouth feel. and a pleasant fruity and floral nose. Palate is fairly rich. Nice wine with some age-ability for a 2015.
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Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
91 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Fresh tasting and correct over all with its consistent flavor profile of Nebbiolo, but lacking in some structure like most of the 2015's. Very nice but not a long term ageing wine.
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Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
91 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. This was another reasonably early drinking 2015 Barolo. The nose has sweet fruit and florals. The palate shows cherry and lighter red fruit with a very round mouth feel that is still reasonably structured for mid-term aging. Medium long on the finish. Pleasant and balanced for the vintage.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
92 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Good structure, both tannin and acidity. Ripe fruit, Bold flavors and texture, chewy. Long and layered. One of the heavier wines today.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
93 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. This was similar to the Serralunga cru I tasted just before but a bit more depth of flavor and layered complexity like sweet cherry, anise, florals and earthy undertones. Nicely balanced with a little more structure but more of an early drinker like its sibling and most of the 2015's I tasted today..
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
92 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Traditionally styled made with long maceration and aged in botte grande. Nicely balanced with cherry, charcoal and licorice underdones. Solid and pretty easy to drink. Enjoyable now with a decant.
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Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
92 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Similar to the Conca cru, this was drinking almost too good for such a younf Barolo. The nose was captivating but seemingly modern and barrique influenced but I was told this was aged in botte grande. Very soft texture and modest tannin and acidity. There were vanilla, chocolate, fresh berries and a moderately long finish. Seemed out of character with the vintage based on all the other 2016's I tasted today. But, that said it was quite delicious for drinking now and over the next 5-10 years while the rest of you Barolo sit the cellar!
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
93 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. This wine stood out as being different in a mostly good way. It was a bit rustic...very earthy with cherry, charcoal and spice but balanced and enjoyable. One of the earlier drinkers of those tasted today.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines wrote:
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. This was a bit of a tannic beast, but the bottle had just been opened in front of me, so i don't want to be too harsh, but it definitely needed some air which it didn't get in my taste. Not rated as a result.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines wrote:
88 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Very noticable heat...15% ABV also incredibly tannic, not so well balanced. Not my style...rather uninteresting.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
92 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Semi-traditional winemaking...they mix some barrique aging for up to a year on a percentage of the winethey all is finished in large Slavonian Botte. This was a nicely balanced wine with good complexity and just a hint of oak. A little more drinkable over the next few years with a long decant than most of the 2016's tasted today.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
91 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. This wine had a light texture but mouth coating tannins and BIG flavor. Needs a lot of time in the cellar. Didn't stand out among a lot of really great wines.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines wrote:
90 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. This didn't quite seem balanced to me. It is a bit fruit forwardwith dusty tannins but moderate acidity. The cherry fruit seemed candied or maybe even more strawberry along with some balsamic notes and a rather short finish. Good but not impressive.
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Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
93 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Traditional style, fermented with inoculated, native yeast, 40 day maceration and aged in botte grande. This is a very perfumed and floral expression of Nebbiolo, with good structure, plenty of cherry and some strawberry fruit, some leathery notes in the mid-palate and some anise on the moderately long finish. With just a little more bright acidity I think this would be fantastic. Nonetheless very complex and delicious.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
94 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Traditionally made Barbaresco from 70 year old vines and aged 40 months in 40 year old botte grande. My notes say..."WOW, very fresh, brightly fruity, long and with big structure." Extremely complex and layered with a surprisingly light density. The mouth feel seemed just a little thin or I would have gone a point or 2 higher. Excellent!
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
90 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. One of only a few 2017's I saw at the tasting. This has not been bottled for general availability as yet so this bottle had a 2016 label with the 6 scratched out and a 7 next to it. Anyway The wine seemed fairly elegant at first with a very light color and texture and a fruit forward profile. The finish was moderately long but it lacked a little structure and depth of flavor. Not bad just not every notable.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines wrote:
89 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. I have had a number of Giordano's different vintages and cru's over the past 10 years and the is the first I felt was disappointing. This tasted rather ripe, soft and thin, lacking acidity and with a very short, flat finish.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
94 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Fairly traditional wine making here. 30 day maceration and aged in noth botte and tonneaux. Powerfully structured for a 2015 (due to Serralunga?), as most of the other 2015's tasted today were low in acidity and even tannin sometimes. Typical Nebbiolo flavor profile. Attractive length. Very tasty!
Red
2/6/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
93 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Traditionally made barolo with a 45 day maceration and aging in Botte. With nearly a decade of age on this it is really starting to blossom. Medium Garnet color, dense flavors with a structure that is just starting to soften. It has earthy truffle, rose perfume, some anise/licorice and a darker fruit profile, more akin to blackberry and black plum than cherry and strawberry.still a decade plus of clear sailing for this but I would say it is just entering a good drinking window now.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
94 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. The wine, his "normale" was poured by Diego Conterno. He positioned his style as enlightened traditional. He tries to clearly express the terroir of his vineyard in the wine through low intervention wine making. He innoculates with native yeasts to better control the fermentation and macerates for a slightly shorter period of time than the traditionalists depending on the vintage. (~30 days?). All aging is done in botte grande. This wine is made from the younger vines from his portion of the Ginestra vineyard. It has great, light to medium bodied texture and good tension and structure along with the characteristic flavors of cherry, rose petals and truffles. A very engaging and attractive wine with a long finish and the ability to age well for 20 years or so.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
96 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Very traditional winemaking here. Tasted this after the 2016 Brea Vigna Ca'mia Cru...The nose here was fantastic and wafted from the glass with rich, pure fruit and florals. Big tight structure, in both acidity and tannin but still it had a nice, "pretty" texture that danced in my mouth and had layers of fruit, earth, minerals, mushrooms and truffle. Extremely long and complex finish. A glorious and long-lived wine for sure!
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
94 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Traditionally made Barolo. From 65 year old vines, spontaneous ambient yeast fermentation in cement tanks, 4 week maceration and aging in botte grande. More of a crimson color that most of the others today. Great fruit, great structure, very precise, just a little forward but very delicious and age-worthy.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
91 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. This wine was smokey, rounded but somewhat rustic. Earthy fruit, mostly cherry and a good deal of vanilla on the nose and palate. Moderately long. Seems very modern. I thought this paled in comparison to the best wines tasted at the event.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
94 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Unfortunately for Gaja, I tasted this right after the Fenocchio 2016 Baroli making for a very difficult comparison. This is obviously modern, with some new oak barrique influence in the nose of strong vanilla. Nose also had a little prune/raisin. This is, of course, from the more ripe and forward 2015 vintage but it is very well balanced with powerful structural acidity and tannin. Palate has the expected rose petals, cherry and truffles and a nice long finish. Needs some time in the cellar for sure.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
95 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Traditionally produced with spontaneous native fermentation, 40 day maceration and aging in botte grande. ~25,000 bottles produced and bottled in late December 2019. Wine poured by winemaker Claudio Fenocchio and his wife. This wine is fantastic, while structured to age for the long term, this is slightly more approachable that the Villero Vineyard cru I tasted just before. So complex, racy, balanced and structured. Nose and palate have cherry, truffle, roses and a slightly charcoal and savory finish that lasts a solid minute+. This needs some time in the cellar for sure but should be good a bit earlier than the Villero cru, perhaps 2026-2028 to start drinking but will be wonderful for decades. 95+
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
96 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. Another of the most traditional Barolo makers. ~6,000 bottles produced. This wine is fantastic. It has everything great Barolo should have... light to medium ruby color, a texture that dances on your tongue but immense structural integrity and layers of dense flavor. Finish is very long and complex. All the elements are in balance for long term cellaring which it probably needs for maximum enjoyment. I wouldn't open one for anything except curiosity-sake until its 12th or 15th birthday.
Red
2/4/2020 - oldwines Likes this wine:
95 points
Tasted at the Barolo and Barbaresco World Opening Tasting Event in NYC. From one of the most traditional Barolo producers. I had one of the last tastes from the bottle being poured, so it had gotten some aeration along the way...which it desperately needs. The nose was marvelous and wafted from the glass, rich powerful but elegant, minerally and perfumed. I could just smell this for hours. Big structure here both tannin and acidity. Layers of varied cherry, pomegranate and plum fruit. Long, long finish. Excellent! Needs cellaring but will be magnificent with time and aeration.
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