June 25, 2017 - Hosting LI Blind 2017 edition (Jewel Restaurant Melville): Another very good if rustic bottle. Fine depth and perhaps a bit more fruit than previous bottles. A good match with the tuna, but maybe a bit too big. Glad I bit on these.
May 29, 2016 - 2016 Berserkerfest (Chez Jay Hack): Difficult tasting conditions, But this bottle was significantly more impressive than the one earlier this year. Cleaner, more fruit and more balance. I tried to revisit this but the hostess was so taken by that she was offering it to everyone.
January 30, 2016 - Saturday night with friends (Aperitif RVC): Cork slightly raised. The fruit remains strong, forward and youthful. Ample acidity but even more tannins that clamp down until sufficient aeration. Structure is formidable. In time, earth and more secondary flavors intermix. I am inclined to think this can improve but will the tannins ever recede? Nonetheless, this was at least very good.
April 3, 2015 - I feared the worst when I removed the capsule and discovered a leaky cork, and even more when I stuck my nose in the decanter. Luckily, when we drank the wine three hours later the musty aroma was gone, replaced with layers of strawberries, fall leaves, red cherries, toffee, and mushrooms. Not the most profound vintage of this great wine, but it stood head and shoulders above all other bottles on this night, as it would on most nights. Don't hold much longer. Rated 2 on a scale of -1 to 3.
April 20, 2011 - Touch earthy with fresh ground coffee, brigth red cherry (almost maraschino). Same palate. Not crazy complex but enjoyable and sangiovese like. Slightly candied cherry on finish.
March 15, 2011 - Went really well with pizza and was drank alongside a 2004 Montevertine. Mentholated berry, earth, leather all together in a mature package of delicious Sangiovese.
September 11, 2010 - Likely mistreated based on condition of the cork. I thought this was shot, but some with more necrophiliac tendencies appeared to enjoy it. After tasting the leftovers the following day, the host pronounced it slightly corked as well.
June 24, 2010 - Degustation by www.buonvini.ch; Zeughausstrasse 67, 8004 Zürich (Switzerland)
Vertical of Le Pergole Torte
December 15, 2006 - popped and poured. this is drinking as well as it possibly can right now- classic tuscan nose of cherries, dried rosemary and some pine. The fruit on the palate has a wonderful sweetness to it- very elegant and light on its feet. terrific wine.