Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Deutz Champagne Cuvée William Deutz 1999

This is the haute de gamme cuvée of the Maison - 65 Pinot Noir, 35 Chardonnay and 10 Pinot Meunier - as well as the tribute to William, co-founder, with Pierre-Hubert Geldermann, of Deutz in 1838.

Bright gold, intense and crystal clear.
The nose, fine and slightly evolved, becomes slowly expressive, revealing a noble bouquet and great complexity. Attacks the fruit, ripe, white and yellow, with granny apple and quince, peach walnut, pear and apricot, embellished with floral touches of lily and jasmine.

Absolutely no spin, but giving time and leaving him climbing up a blade temperature, comes another wave of aromas: candied citrus peel - orange and grapefruit - roasting and truffles notes, almond, an heady saffron and some notes camphor even, with minerality still compressed.

The mouth is layered and full of charm, with very fine bubbles, creamy, and retraces, symmetrically, the olfactory path.
The attack is souple and large, with perfectly blending aromas. The sip maintains an evolved attitude, resulting in fruit confit expression, nevertheless still clearly opposed by taut acidity.

A balanced harmony between structure and finesse, closes a drink from the long lasting aroma, with mushrooms, coffee, saffron and a touch of salt references.

I wish you happy 2015!

Friday, 19 December 2014

Aubry Champagne Brut Classique Premier Cru n.v.

This is a blend of 60% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay.

In the glass I find a bright gold, with fine and nice creaminess.
The nose smells of yeast, citrus and flowers, raspberry and white peach, melon and almond.

In the mouth goes dry gently. Juiciness is in the foreground, with excellent freshness and lively acidity. Shortly dosed - 6 grams / liter - as I like.
Balanced in all its components with a savory and mineral trail.

Long and persistent finish for a dangerous drink.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Cascina Tavijn Barbera “Bandita” 2011

A ruby-purple, dark, promising to be fresh and maintains, after a few years, still intact fruitiness.

The nasal impressions are dominated by so much crispy fruit - red orange, cherry, plum - more than a spicy touch and some shades of undergrowth.

The taste confirms coherently and has a precise fruity expression, which reaffirms his authority by allowing, however, for the spicy flavors and humus.

He also persuaded with its tannin alive, its acidity - right without exasperated tones - its fleshiness not separated by a good structure, as well as complete control of alcohol (14 °).

Pleasant, harmonious and refreshing, not very long, with references of spices and tobacco.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Brezza Barolo Sarmassa 2004

The color is garnet and the nose initially is closed like a clam, conceding only alcohol. After a few hours starts to show aromas of dried leaves and undergrowth, with so much red fruit, cherry and plum, black cherry and blackberry.

This aromatic range is confirmed precisely by the taste. A proper acid-tannic balance, with a nice mineral profile while the sip is complex and dynamic.

It ends long enough with notes of tobacco and black cherry.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino 2006

A brilliant and bright ruby red. It occurs slowly and after a couple of hours shows off all his class and elegance from rich nose of plum, black cherry, rose, china, rhubarb and juniper. Still releases purple, berry, tobacco and sweet spices.

The palate is charming, pure Sangiovese race, without compromise. The attack is elegant, warm with balanced acidity. Crispy and chewy fruit. On the palate there is a precise and clear compliance with the olfactory register. Vibrant tannins, balanced by nice acidity and harmonic savory-mineral veins.

The extreme freshness has resulted in a truly amazing drinkability, unrestrained, I confess. Large and complex while revealing his youth.
Great cleanliness and precision. It closes really long, with balsamic nuances. In the glass, now empty, a long, heady notes of cut tobacco.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Valentini Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2007

It's difficult to add something, about the company, about the wine and, in particular, about the vintage, high rated by expertise tasters and winner as the Italy's best wine in 2012.

A lovely bright gold, with a nose that is already open and all forged on hydrocarbons, mineral elegance and lots of gunpowder.
Spent an half hour, it gains in complexity, with citrus and tropical hints - grapefruit and passion fruit - with aromas of resin, and dried flowers - hay and chamomile, rosemary and sage - and a wonderful iodine note, softened by notes of honey.

The taste, precise and rich, amplifies, exalting, the olfactory notes, offering a symmetrical and compact mouth, stunning in its perfection and balanced in all its components.
The verticality is clear, there is tension and the depth of sip is very refined.
Very long and endless persistence, with strong references of fruit, iodine, oyster and chalk.

An abyss with the other producers of Trebbiano - also in price - and impossible to forget it.