|Region:||Italy » Piedmont|
This is textbook Barolo, a nose redolent of limestone, antiseptic medicinal tones, cherries in alcohol, a touch of angelica root, and subtle insinuation of herb in a very focused and driven aromatic display. On the palate this is superbly precise with ...
We haven't had the pleasure of tasting this wine yet, but here is Parker's review: Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007 Robert Parker (96-100) Drink 2015 - 2040 A blockbuster effort from proprietress Christine Valette (who also deserves congratulations fo...
|Region:||France » Rhône » Northern Rhône » Côte-rôtie|
The 1991 La Landonne will provide multimillionaires with plenty of pleasure over the next 20 years. They can also debate whether it or the perfect 1990 is the better wine. The 1991's bouquet offers huge, smoky, new saddle leather, licorice, Asian spice...
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Wanting to refresh my memory on certain French vintages in the Rhône Valley I came across (as I often do) the Robert Parker Vintage Chart. Parker includes vintages from 1970 through 2010 on his website and scores them on the usual 100 point scale. He claims that scores of 70-79 are "average" while those of 80-89 are "above average to excellent... Read More
The boards' favorite California Cabernet Sauvignon producer has recently released their 2008 Howell Mountain and Napa Valley wines. Randy Dunn is one of the most respected winemakers in California by those "in the know". Though he keeps a low profile and his wines aren't known for being hyped, I get the impression that his wines are slowly incre... Read More
Hello Snoothers!Anyone has any opinion or reccomendations on German Wines? I only know the Affentaler monkeys (They have nice bottles!) and Blue nun. So my knowledge is miserable. Please share your experience! :D Read More
Interesting article from NPR: http://www.npr.org/2012/01/29/146006314/to-stay-afloat-spanish-winemakers-export-abroad Judging from the crowds in Spain's tapas bars, you might wonder where the economic crisis is. But there's been a subtle change. Many are drinking less wine or switching to beer.EnlargeAhn Young-joon/APImported Spanish wine is di... Read More
If I were anywhere near New York on the 29th I'd be going to this event. Great wine, interesting winemakers, and lots of old posters, art nouveau or otherwise. Why is it I'd rather have one of them on my wall then a Flash banner ad from the Web?Price seems like more than a bargain, and the money goes to charity, too.... ... Here's your chance ... Read More
At the heart of Toro lies the Numanthia estate, named in honor of a legendary city of antiquity whose inhabitants chose death over surrender to the invading legions of Rome. Likewise, the robust, gnarled vines of Numanthia have steadfastly resisted the assaults of time, extreme climactic variations and the phylloxera plague. Hewn by nature, stee... Read More
Saturday Morning was a sad day indeed when I found out the Joe had passed. I knew Joe well, better than in passing though we were not quite friends. I had the pleasure of dining with him many times, and the displeasure of dining with him a few times.While not always an easy fellow to get along with Joe was someone worth getting along with, and b... Read More
I absolutely loved writing for the wine epiphany contest here on Snooth, and I'm thrilled that this website (of already great ideas, people, and community) is fostering something so literally rewarding and fun. Because not everyone loves writing essays nor has the time to, I'd love to hear what people's epiphany wines were (just a name, price, a... Read More
Fourth Growth Bordeaux, Grand Cru Classe en 1855, from Saint-Julien: Chateau Beychevelle, 1974. Bought 1981. When the spirit descended on the group and they spoke in tongues. A powerful wine can help mere mortals approximate this experience without explicit divine intervention. In my case, the Epiphany involved spring, the last year of law schoo... Read More
Interesting article from the Rare Wine Co. on a little history of the region, ageability, and pricing of older Rioja's.http://blog.rarewineco.com/?p=1217 Read More