And now to the wines themselves. This was certainly a bit of a mixed bag and the wines were angry at being opened, accounting for their relatively low scores. One point worth noting is that I assign a point score to the wines based on how they taste today. I’m not some magician who can divine where a wine is going and that’s not what I’m trying to do. I’m trying to let you know what the wines are like today and offer some guidance, where applicable as to where I expect a wine to be in the future. Where and when that future is I am not entirely sure? In general think it’s a bullshit approach assigning scores to wines that are vague forecasts of what that wine might become.
What concerns me is where it is at today.
And where these wines were at was all over the place. In order to put things in context here is a list of the most popular wines as voted on by my group of 9 well versed and decidedly traditional leaning palates.
One note about the treatment of these wines. based on my expereince I double decanted the wines between 10am and 11:30am the day of the tasting for service beginning at 4:30pm.
Wines of the night
1) Voerzio Brunate
2) Sandrone Cannubi Boschis
3) Vietti Brunate
4) Oddero Mondoca di Bussia
5) Cavallotto Riserva San Giuseppe
5) Marcarini Brunate
6) E Pira Cannubi
6) Clerico Ciabot Mentin Ginestra
7) Marengo Brunate
My results were quite similar with most of the wines appearing in my top ten list as well.
Listing the top 10 wines in order or preference
1 - Sandrone Cannubi Boschis - Barolo
2 - Vietti Brunate - La Morra
3 - Voerzio Brunate - La Morra
4 - Ascheri Coste & Bricco - Serralunga
5 - Cavallotto Riserva San Giuseppe - Castiglione Falletto
6 - Oddero Mondoca di Bussia - Monforte
7 - Burlotto Cannubi - Barolo
8 - Cappellano Rupestris - Serralunga
9 - Clerico Ciabot Mentin Ginestra - Monforte
10 - Marcarini Brunate - La Morra
The rest of the wines in order.
Wines in bold showed the most promise. Wines in italics are presumably defective.
11- Massolino Rionda - Serralunga
12 - Aldo Conterno Cicala Monforte
13 - Alessandria Gramolere - Monforte
14 - E Pira Cannubi - Barolo
15- Marengo Brunate - La Morra
16 Cascina Ballarin Tre Ciabot - La Morrra & Monforte
17 - Giacomo Conterno Cascina Francia - Serralunga
18 - Altare Brunate - La Morra
19 - Brezza Cannubi - Barolo
20 - Scavino Bric del Fiasc - Castiglione Falletto
21 - Grasso Casa Mate - Monforte
22- Brovia Garblet Sue - Castiglione
23- Chiarlo Cannubi - Barolo
24 - Schiavenza Broglio - Serralunga
25 - Mascarello Monprivato - Castiglione