Daily Archives: July 27, 2010

La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 1997

La Spinetta, Barbaresco DOCG, Vigneto Starderi 1997 Almost 13 years since the vintage the nose is showing notes of roasted coffee, nuts, dried fruits and prunes. With 10 minutes the sweetness of the dried fruit is emerging with a toasted … Continue reading

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Mordoree Cotes-Du-Rhone 2008

Domaine de la Mordorée Côtes-Du-Rhône “La Dame Rousse” 2008 Give this some air to blow off the stink. Then with 15 minutes the black pepper and red fruits will emerge. In the mouth it is overtly fruity and quite structured, … Continue reading

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Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz 2008

Thorn-Clarke, Barossa, Shotfire, Shiraz 2008 This is oak city, smelling of freshly split logs and coconut. On the palate the theme continues, quite rich, with ripe tannins and a nice sense of acidity. The grapes are sourced from the family’s … Continue reading

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Mirassou Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Mirassou, California, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 The nose features Cassis, candied berries and some mintiness. In the mouth it is quite fruity and soft, with perhaps a bit of residual sugar amplifying the fruit and adding weight and viscosity to the … Continue reading

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Noceto Nutz! 2008

Tutti I Giorni, Amador County, Nutz! 2008 The nose features cherries and tar with a bit of brambles. In the mouth it is light-bodied and refreshingly acidic with a bit of grip. As in Chianti, this wine is a blend … Continue reading

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