Band Of Roses

Band of Vintners

Consortium Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Medium ruby hue. Notes of bell pepper, blackberry, blueberry, earthy, oak, olive, plum, sage, and strawberry. Full tannins and medium-plus acidity. Structured. Needs time to open up. Complex bouquet. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. — 15 days ago

Giacomo Borgogno & Figli

Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1967

Opened several hours prior to service and poured into a ship’s decanter. The 1967 “Riserva” pours a ruddy garnet color with a transparent core and a slightly orange-ish rim. Medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. Some slight signs of fine sediment. On the nose, the wine is vinous but the fruit is still showing so well! A mix of ripe and desiccated red and dark fruits with forest floor, porcini, dried roses, tar, some tobacco, dried herbs, dusty earth and exotic spices. On the palate, the wine is dry; medium+ tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long a slightly savory. This is drinking so well right now and I reckon it’s on a plateau of pleasure. It almost seems evergreen considering its vigor. Drink now because you’ve already waited long enough! — a month ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Fantastic vintage.


Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1961

Pretty plummy fruit. Really stunning and clear, lifted fruit. Hints of roses, wild strawberry. Something great about this. A really well kept bottle. — 5 months ago

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Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1959

Dark scarlet color with a deep center. Notes of black cherry, cola, roses, cassis, some spice and a little wood char. Amazing perfume in the nose. Smooth and silky in the mouth. Lots of drama with this one, and many agreed the 59 was better than the 45, the 61 and 82 Latours beside it. Bravo! — 7 months ago

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Cédric Bouchard

Roses de Jeanne Les Ursules Blanc de Noirs Champagne 2017

Love this Cuvée. Super aromatic for Champagne, with layers of rich orchard fruit, perfumed citrus oils and gun smoke. The palate is creamy and satiny, so textural and so giving. Such a singular, vinous Champagne and always a perfect example of Bouchard’s style. 2017 is already drinking beautifully. Best in a Burgundy glass. — 4 days ago

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Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barolo Nebbiolo 2005

Awesome. More soon. ….Drinking this wine is like sitting on the sofa with a big bar of dark chocolate. Very port like. Roses, leather, classic. Very dry dried figs. Plenty of tannins left. Could run for 10 more years with ease. 400$ now. Just drank a second and last bottle. One of the best Barolo’s money can buy. — 3 months ago

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Bricco Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo 2019

Popped and poured; consumed over three days. Best on Day 3. The 2019 Cavallotto Barolo “Bricco Boschis” pours a deep garnet with a translucent core. Medium+ viscosity and no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with super expressive of fresh red and dark fruits: Montmorency cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, blackberries and lingonberries. There is also some balsamic notes, cedar box, roses, tar, green herbs and dry earth. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with monumental tannins that seemed to build each day. Acid is medium++. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is forever long. Alcohol is medium+. This is a beautiful wine with a very, very long life ahead. The fruit is so gorgeous, so fresh at this stage. Drink now with the patience of a saint otherwise best after 2029 and enjoy through 2069+. Bottle No. 05586 — 4 months ago

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Georges Gardet

Brut Tradition Champagne Blend

Pale straw color.
Aromas of pear, apple, citrus.
Dry. Flavors of pear, apple, lemon, white peach, honeysuckle.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 5/5
Finish: 5/5
— a month ago

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Tenuta Monolo

Riserva Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend 1991

Lyle Fass

Killer nose at 33 years young from an OK vintage. Chestnuts galore. tar, roses, melting road tar and crazy florals. Woodshop. Old Library books. Macerated cherries. Smells like elite Barolo. Just gorgeous. As it airs the minerals come through and the nose gets more and more expansive. I could smell this all day. Palate is tasting so young. Tannic and structured but with glorious cherry fruit and a mix of dried and fresh cherries. Very delicate yet big. This is so beautiful. Wow what sweet sweet cherry fruit and glorious freshness and acidity. This is terrific. Needs air as these all do. Nose now has burnt ember from a fireplace. Now after aid the complexity and finesse come in spades. It’s so elegant. The cherry fruit gets more defined. Now on Day 2 it has gotten better and better. These wines are timeless and ageless. Nose is a nebbiolo symphony with tar, dried roses, cigar box, dried cherries and huge minerality. So enveloping. Unreal chestnut. Palate is juicy and so clear. Amazing velvety tannins and so silky. Unreal wine. More finesse and better fruit clarity today. — 6 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Sorry, meant are these PnP notes or how long had it been open? Thanks.
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin I think we use delectable a bit differently. I am constantly updating my notes. They aren’t done usually till day 2. I taste the wines over and over again. My notes are living until they are finalized but I don’t announce they are finalized. The final version is in the offer. Hope that clears it up.

Ferrando Vini

Etichetta Bianca (White Label) Carema Nebbiolo 2015

Popped and poured; consumed over a three hour period. No formal notes. The 2015 Ferrando “Etichetta Bianca” pours a striking transparent garnet moving towards an iron oxide rim. It almost looks advanced…but Nebbiolo has a tendency to do that. On the nose, a lovely mix of red and black fruits, both ripe and desiccated. There is also tar, dried roses and leather and dried spices. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with significant structure. Confirming the notes on the nose. The warmth of 2015 shines through with the ripeness of of the fruits nearly coming across a bit stewed (but not overblown). It’s complex and already starting to show some secondary characteristics. Drink now through 2035. — 5 months ago

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