The Ribolla Gialla: Very pale, almost colourless. Hints of green. Perfumed nose. Greengage, pear drops, apple. Herbaceous notes. Medium plus palate. Rose, apricot, peach and ripe pear. Lovely buttery notes. Medium finish.
The Rioja: Red centre, red rim with signs of amber. Intense nose. Rich vanilla and chocolate. Cedar. Ripe black plum. Brambles. Medium plus palate. Ripe tannins and balancing acidity. Ripe, cedar fruit. Brambles, raspberry and strawberry. Vanilla. Long finish.
1995 Sandrone Cannubi Boschis Barolo. Thought I should try a mature Barolo. This is one of two, a lovely present from a good friend some years ago. Lovely wine, some bricking, but bright and clear. Decanted a couple of hours ahead of dinner. Not particularly fragrant, definitely some tar, maybe rose petals, no liquorice. Improved over a couple of hours. Lovely flavour, a touch of tannin. The acidity was lovely with the pork chops. Very good to Excellent. Ready
Thanks for the tip @JohnBarleycorn , I had a half bottle of their Palo Cotado which was on offer after Christmas (not the most complex, but pretty good and ridiculous value), but haven’t tried this Will be adding one to my next order.
Pizza night tonight, with this superior Dolcetto which was an immediate re-order when I spotted it discounted just before Christmas. Plenty of red and a touch of dark fruit, a bit of tannic bite and more complexity than you usually get with this grape. Excellent.
We have bin series 6, 7 and 8 but the first two are in reserves due to lack of space. So this is our first foray! Unusual one this. Great nose of fruit and spice but juicy followed by tannin overload. Interesting for sure and will be interested to see the progression of this grape over time if it’s grown more often.
It is produced and bottled by her.
Vines 80 years old
Volcanic soils. Basaltic rock.
From La Palma region.
From what I can gather this wine is made from grapes grown on a rented site rather than family owned
I hope that answers your question?