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Tommaso Bussola Recioto Della Valpolicella Tb 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Bottled in September All from grapes dried until march march, fermented then then aged in 100% new barrique, Smoky with very forest floor driven aromas that are a meaty, though this isn’t showing much today. Chewy and dense in the mouth this is indecipherable today. It’s got a lot of extract; an extract monster in fact, fairly sweet. Frankly sweet as it should be, yet very focused and pure in the mouth with attractive freshness that reveals some inner mouth perfumes of pencil shavings and oak. Massive yet so very well balanced, one has to take it on faith that the wine has fruit that will explode with time. Today this is an intellectual exercise. 85pts

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Editorial Reviews for Tommaso Bussola Recioto Della Valpolicella Tb

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.00 5
02/04/2014

Bottled in September All from grapes dried until march march, fermented then then aged in 100% new barrique, Smoky with very forest floor driven aromas that are a meaty, though this isn’t showing much today. Chewy and dense in the mouth this is indecipherable today. It’s got a lot of extract; an extract monster in fact, fairly sweet. Frankly sweet as it should be, yet very focused and pure in the mouth with attractive freshness that reveals some inner mouth perfumes of pencil shavings and oak. Massive yet so very well balanced, one has to take it on faith that the wine has fruit that will explode with time. Today this is an intellectual exercise. 85pts


Member Reviews for Tommaso Bussola Recioto Della Valpolicella Tb

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.30 5
02/04/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: RPerro
163565440
0.00 5
Vintage: 2003 04/11/2009

Bad earthy/musty/mildew smell and taste. Group determined "cork taint". Sad...


Snooth User: RPerro
163565440
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 04/11/2009

Previous bottle from this batch was corked, so I was apprehensive about opening this one for a group. Turned out to be a phenomenal bottle of Valpolicella! Great dark berry fruit, with outstanding minerality I've come to expect from Bussola's Valpolicellas. Drinking extremely well right now, straight from the bottle.


Snooth User: RCox
6462183
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 07/18/2008

Again, this was from Vini Volo's BBQ Reds collection, the BBQ title is non sly aside. This corvina blend has dark fruits and the right blend of spices. Delicious with marcona almonds


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 01/01/2010

FIVE DAYS LATER: Wow! Two ounces kept in my Eurocave with the idea that I might get to it the night after but the week got away from me and so it sat (exposed to a good amount of air) for five days until now. The nose has remained very similar but has taken on raisin, plum and some cedar notes. The palate has darken significantly and lost a bit of its detail but not all as you still has the roasted nuts, raisin and cherry but the balsamic notes have really taken control and i must say... It's good!


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
3.50 5
Vintage: 2001 11/02/2009

Dark red almost black in the glass and showing aromas of caramel, chocolate sauce, roasted chestnuts and spiced cookie with a bit of fresh latex paint which added an odd complexity that I'm still not sure if I hated it or loved. Very much like one of those childhood smells that appeal in a strange way. A big syrupy giant in the glass that coated the edges and crept down over minutes after swirling but with only 12% alcohol. On the palate I found cherry cough syrup, raisins, roasted nuts, balsamic and dark, dark chocolate all carried by a fresh acidity that kept it all together and far from overwhelming. The finish was long and palate staining.


Snooth User: robintolchard
2899216
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 08/10/2007

Four glasses



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