Medium ruby , touch of garnet but young looking . Quite a lot of red fruits , red currant , mint . Touch of spice and herbal notes . Darker fruit on the palate , redcurrant and blackcurrant touches . Very good fresh acidity , tannins firm up after a while , though they are very fine and ripe . Long and refreshing finish , touch of liquorice and spice at the end . Good now but will get better , needs a few more years in the cellar really. Very balanced and excellent 2005 that will continue to improve over the next 5-10 years and last another 10 . — 7 days ago
2017: initially subdued nose with dry assertive tannins. As it opened, palate softened and became quite approachable given its youth. Red fruits abound both ripe and stewed. The finish is surprisingly long! Great value ($45 at Eataly). Will be really nice in 2-5 years. — 3 days ago
One of the great joys of life is the massive burst of aroma when you open a good bottle of wine. The “site of Moresco” takes the cake with pure unadulterated aromas of perfectly ripe red berries. With a couple hours in an open bottle, the flavors of berries seamlessly transition to fresh dark rose petals. A subtle yet dramatic tinge of oak ties the experience together.
An excellent gift from an old colleague. — 3 days ago
First vinified in 1978, Bric del Fiasc is only produced from the best plots of the South/Southwest Fiasco site in Castiglione Falletto. Pale to medium-ruby, the nose reveals precise aromas of rose and violet paired with orange zest, dried herbs and sweet tobacco. Full-bodied and with zesty high acidity, the palate is dominated by painfully chalky tannins, and I wonder if they will ever fully integrate into the wine. It will be interesting to taste this again in a couple of years, but for the time being, I'm not sold. — 14 days ago
Quite medium ruby . Spiced cherry , touch of anis and floral touches . Nice freshness on the palate , floral and with red fruits , quite firm but fine tannins , balanced acidity . Good length , liquorice finish . Nicely done for now and over the next 10 years . — 16 days ago
First time having the 2021 and I like it. For < $20 a bottle from wine library in NJ, a truly exceptional value. Quite typically Nebbiolo on the nose and palate. Don’t find the tannins overbearing at all - good length and acid and balance on the finish. One of the better value wines I’ve had in a long while. — 10 days ago
1989 vintage. Wowzers. The 1985 is close to a drink now proposition but this 1989 is just entering prime drinking territory. So intense. So fabulous. Massive, encapsulating nose. Medium body but overall, a Schwarzeneggeresque impression. Personally, almost never, ever go above a 9.6 but warranted here. F. Off the charts concentration married to pristine beauty. If you've got it lounging in the cellar, you've got (at least) a twenty-spot to decide whether to drink it or not. Have never tasted (other than vintage port(o)) a wine that was already 30+ years old that showed this much youthful promise of an easy two decades of top-notch drinking ahead. Phenomenal and a don't miss. — 19 days ago