So… I made wave after wave of poor choices trying to choose the best wines to drink.
2010 brunello riserva poggio antico was nowhere near expectations. Pretty average, even if it was “closed” TBH. San Leonardo is so much better see https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/san-leonardo-back-in-fashion cheaper too
Pio cesare, barolo 2013 wasn’t ready
Torre Muga - on point
Rioja 904 - the best
2009 exhibition hermitage was good and I’m pleased I have tried one in light of the pending bottles in storage. I can say nothing on its pending evolution… yet!
I have hovered between tidying up the “past it’s best” and those wines with concerns on ageing potential.
My final is a reliable and decent 2011 vina arana which crystallises how I prefer this style of wine relative to Ulysse paulliac 2015 (another one I cracked too early probably…)
Cheers all, it’s been great reading about your pursuits. I’m abstaining for a few months but will enjoy the reports!