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Barolo, Barbaresco and two more wines

These are some of the wines I had a few weeks ago, but somehow did not manage to put my tasting notes on the blog earlier.

2006 Serralunga d’Alba Barolo Fontanafredda

Dark ruby red color. Modest nose, developing, showing red fruits, spices and no Barolo rose petals or tar aromas. Full bodied and very tight on the palate, there is structure but not very enjoyable at the moment. Medium spicy finish and plenty of tannins. (86-87/100)

2005 Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

Dark red garnet color. I enjoyed this wine on several occasions over the last 1 year, but it is the first time that I find it in such a closing stage, with dusty and firmer tannins. The fruit is still there, so is the mild stinky Brett and spices, but the wine does not seem to deliver the same drinking pleasure. Tighter palate, with biting tannins on the finish. (87/100)

2007 Beronia Reserva Rioja

Dark red-purple color. Sweet nose, oaky, with ripe cranberry, red cherry and plenty of vanilla, a fruit forward, very New World and “in your face” nose. Oaky on the palate and very little Rioja character. For me a disappointing wine, seems too extracted and oaky. Other people may find it more appealing. I remember liking more the 2006 version of this wine. (82/100)

2006 Barbaresco Costerubin Fontanafredda

Dark ruby red color. Also  a developing and discreet nose, with sweet red fruits, licorice, tar and spices. Firm and drying tannins, full bodied, tight, with a medium finish and more drying tannins. Difficult to enjoy now. (87/100)

Categories: Italy, Spain
  1. February 22, 2012 at 01:27

    Wine and women
    Balm for the soul
    This floating world is
    Women and wine
    Just a taste, and now
    Karma leads me to this fate
    Praise the lord, praise the lord!
    To heaven or hell,
    Women and wine,
    You and me, babe
    Till the end –
    With a honey like you
    With me in hell,

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