Tar and blackberries descend within a rain of fine ashes, black lime and basil. Graphite and concrete seem to encircle. There is a residual whiff of grilled bone and the expected black rose petals. Licorice, black cherry, a creamy chocolate texture, an explosive grilled citrus and black lime that becomes black currant and dry graphite with dried black olive delicately rolled in phyllo-thin layers to reveal expressive, cotton-like tannins that linger in tea leaf voluptuousness! My absolute favorite Langhe Nebbiolo! #CascinaChicco #langhenebbiolo #Langhe #Nebbiolo #piedmontesewines #piedmonte #babybarolo #realwine #tannin — 6 years ago
2015 Clonakilla Rizza every but as good as everyone is saying! Sublime juicy acid & refined texture! Great to have a bit locked away for Jasmine. 2010 Prodottori perfect as usual. Can't believe it's a sub-$30 wine in Europe! #FilthyGoodVino #Clonakilla #Riesling #Barbaresco #Nebbiolo #RealWine — 8 years ago
Luke Lambert 2012 Yarra Valley Nebbiolo. Loaded with personality & character. Along with Arrivo showing the potential of Neb in Aus. The value question is the one that needs to be answered when you can get Voerzio Langhe & Vietti Perbacco for under $50. Lambert's Neb is heaps of fun. Yeah there's some slightly aggressive mid palate tannin that needs food to soften it. Overall an Aussie Neb to watch. If he can get the fruit & tannin length I'll be back. Thanks for bringing the tube @bendid #Nebbiolo #FilthyGoodVino #YarraValley #LukeLambert #RealWine — 8 years ago
A couple of Sangiovese's on the deck today!
2012 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico old school style, respecting the fruit. Savoury yumminess, layering up sour cherries with a refined texture & an edge of acid that would cut the fat of a Bisteccca Fiorentina perfectly. $35.
2010 Cepparello Brooding almost inky core of fruit holding its own in competition with an edge of new oak. Great to see it under Screwcap. Needs time. $99.
#FilthyGoodVino #Chianti #SuperTuscan #Sangiovese #realwine — 8 years ago
Exceptional Fizz! Veuve Fornay Cuvée R does it in style! Stunning grower Champagne. Every so often you come across a Champagne that has such great fruit quality that you wonder if it would be just as good or better without the bubbles in it. This baby doesn't hide behind sugar or winemaking trickery. With only 3g/l sugar it's super dry! 90% Chardonnay with a splash of Pinot from some great vineyards. It's barrel fermented and aged for about 9 months prior to spending 4 years on lees in bottle. The efforts of working with barrels and taking time to age base wines in them have paid off. It's a full on style, a real food wine, so much personality. Incredibly length and depth! Great flavours and plenty of intrigue. At $67 a bottle it punches well above it's weight.
This one makes it 3 great wines from 3 for Veuve Fornay all different all with personality!
#FilthyGoodVino #Champagne #Vertus #Chardonnay #VeuveFornay #RealWine — 8 years ago