Grande Passione's Wines
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Sep 12, 2012 at 5:08pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $41.99
Nov 16, 2007 at 9:11pm
Added Nov 16, 2007 at 9:11pmappearance: clear bright, medium ruby red a core, breaking paler at rim. with many thin and ong legs around the bowl nose: clean, youthful, with medium intensity aromas of soft red fruit, smoke, vanilla, and hints of pepermint. a soft nose, pleasant and perfumed palate: dry, low acidity, low tannin (ripe and round), medium + alcohol and medium body. medium intensity flavours as nose with more pronounced pepper and vanilla. medium - lenght. very well balanced, with a very soft mouthfeel and pleasant complexity. conclusion: certainly acceptable if not good. it is soft, pleasant, with some complexity and very well balanced. unfortunately the lenght is short. ready to drink, can age 2-3 years.
Nov 3, 2007 at 8:11amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $22.59
Added Nov 3, 2007 at 8:11amappearance: clear bright, medium intensity ruby red at core, breaking at rim, with some legs nose: clean, youthful, medium (-) intensity aromas of fruits of the forest, black cherries, some vanilla palate: dry with a medium (+) acidity, low tannin, medium (+) alcohol level, medium (-) body, medium (-) intensity flavours as nose. short lenght. feels sharp and thin on the palate, somewhat unbalanced. calls for food, will food compensate? conclusion: acceptable, barely. although of an acceptable quality, a disappointment. feels thin and sharp, not much complexity and a disapointing finish. drink now, if at all.
Nov 2, 2007 at 5:38am
Added Nov 2, 2007 at 5:38amappearance: clear bright with deep intensity golden color at the core and watery rim. with several thick luscious legs at the bowl. nose: clean, developping, medium (+) intensity aromas of dried fruits - raisins, apricots with layers of nuttiness, petrol, honey. palate: sweet with a medium acidity, medium (-) alcohol level, and a full body. medium (+) intensity flavours at first of candied citrus fruits evolving to honey, dried apricots, hazelnuts. with a smooth silky texture that covers the whole tongue like satin. a long lingering finish teasing you to take another sip. conclusion: a good wine. complex aromas & flavours. beautiful texture on the palate and long finish
Oct 26, 2007 at 1:32pm
Added Sep 24, 2007 at 9:36amappearance: clear bright of medium intensity golden color with luscious legs at the bowl nose: clean with medium (+) intensity, developping. aromas of apple skins, orange blossom, honey, with medicinal characteristics reminding one of a spirit rather than a sweet wine palate: sweet with medium acidity and medium alcohol level. a medium (-) body with medium (+) intensity of orange blossom, honey, apricot, ripe apple, pinapples. a complex, fresh, and luscious palate with a long finish and watery freshness that calls for another sip. conclusion: good: a fine balance between acidity, flavours, and alcohol level. a very refreshing wine which shows smoothness and complexity of flavours. a very surprising discovery considering that it is made from frozen apples and not from grapes. definitely to look for.
Added Sep 18, 2007 at 10:23amappearance: clear bright, pale intensity purple-ruby color and pale at the rim with several thin legs at the bowl nose: clean, of medium (-) intensity, youthful with aromas of blackcurrants, black cherries and pepper. palate: dry, with medium (-) acidity & low tannin. medium level of alcohol and medium body. medium intensity falvours as palate: black current, pepper, rasberries. a medium (-) finish and simple level of complexity. balanced and a pleasant mouthfeel. conclusion: an acceptable wine. pleasant on the palate. offers slight complexity and well balanced. suitable for dinner in good company. not a wine to meditate upon but can be enjoyed now - not to keep.
Gaja Barbaresco 2004Compare and Buy
Average Price: $204.99
Added Sep 17, 2007 at 12:37pma fantastic wine. beautiful clear bright ruby color, with medium intensity aromas of fresh forest fruits, berries, and licorice. a very well balanced palate with its acidity, soft ripe tannins, and flavours marrying each other perfectly. a long richly fruity lenght of complexity and savouriness which waters my mouth only thinking about it now. definitely a great wine which, in my humble experience, i think will be a great fine wine. to keep for many years.
Added Sep 17, 2007 at 12:34pmappearance: clear bright, opaque purple ruby color with much lucsciou legs on the bowl of the glass nose: clean with a medium (+) intensity. developping with fruity characteristics of stewed dark forest fruits - blackberries, blueberries and dark cherries. with hints of black pepper and leather. palate: dry with a fairly balanced medium (-) acidity & medium tannin (round) with a high alcohol level and full body. medium (+) intensity flavours much as nose but with more pronounced pepper and leather on the finish. a medium and silky finish. conclusion: a good quality wine. with a good level of acidity, tannin and fruit still present, a fairly complex wine, it is ready to drink but can age for further terciary complexity development.
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Average Price: $824.38
Added Sep 17, 2007 at 11:59amappearance: clear bright (yes, even after 46 years...) of pale yet rich intentsity tawny color at the core and a wide brown rim breaking and mahogany at the edge. with several luscious legs at slipering along the bowl of my glass... nose: clean (alleluia!), of medium (+) intensity, fully developped with savoury and complex aromas of tobbaco, dark chocolate, spices, tar, cedarwood.. palate: dry with low acidity, low tannins and medium (-) alcohol level. a medium (-) body with medium (+) intensity of delicious flavours of humid tobacco with dark cholate laced with black pepper, a touch of cardamon and cedar, a slight savoury edge. a long, delicious, and savoury finish. silky and soft on the palate. amazing quality, balance, and complexity.
Added Oct 14, 2007 at 7:58amappearance: clear bright with medium intensity ruby at core with purple reflections, breaking at rim and many legs on the sides of the bowl nose: clean, youthful, medium (+) intensity & complex aromas of dark forest fruits, hints of leather & tobbaco, smokee, savoury and mouthwatering palate: dry, medium (-) acidity, medium (-) & ripe tannin, medium (+) alcohol level, medium body, medium (+) intensity & complexity of flavours: as nose, with hints of fresh red fruits. silky on the palate with a medium lenght and peppery finish conclusion: a good wine, complexity, lenght, texture that makes it pleasant to drink on its own or with food. each sip is lingering long enough leaving a nice mouthering finish to invite the drinker for more. drink now.