July 18, 2020 - Superb. Brought from spain
June 11, 2020 - Coravin glass 4. Still a little bdx-like but not as much as 3 months ago. Oak even more prominent. Still good though. 90 p.
May 21, 2020 - Nice, pleasurable wine with a ripe, fruity, peppery bouquet, full, lush palate, a bit of oak, sweetness but also some acidity. A bit dialed down compared to earlier versions in a positive sense.
May 16, 2020 - Coravin glass 3. 91 p.
May 2, 2020 - Made a vertical tasting with 2010, 2011 and 2014. We were surprised how close together they tasted, wiuld have excpected larger differencies. All extremely close, ready to drink!
April 22, 2020 - Spectacular with wagyu strips. A touch thin in the middle, otherwise sensational. In a perfect early maturity window - fruit fading into the background, but still primary, with leather and tobacco pushing to the front.
April 17, 2020 - Coravin glass 2. Unchanged. 91 p.
March 23, 2020 - Coravin # 1 - Earthier end of AALTO when opened, may just need some oxygen. Cinnamon, black pepper, clove and cardamom? Touch of tobacco and forest floor/mushroom.
Maybe just an odd bottle? Less straightforward modern red fruit than I tend to associate with AALTO. Tannins have mellowed.
March 12, 2020 - Outstanding. Fruit, some smoke and earthiness in a medium-big wine that doesn't feel heavy but is beautifully balanced. And it has a long way to go, will drink my other bottle in 2-3 years.
March 6, 2020 - Coravin glass 1. Blind I would have said an overoaked bdx. Still young, nice acidity. Very good! 91 p.