March 12, 2009
I am in love with this wine. It feels wrong to say that - this is definitely a masculine wine. He's suave and refined, layered, complex and elegant, but he's manly. Flavours are there firm, bold and unapologetic. It's a good thing too, there is nothing to apologize for.
March 1, 2009
You'll read tasting notes that call tannins round, angular, bitter, green, young, ripe, sweet, soft.. pick an adjective I'm sure it has been stuck in front of the word tannin in a tasting note somewhere. Ok, well "polka-dottted" probably hasn't been used, but there are a lot of marketing folk out there hungry to sell more wines, it's only a matter of time. So what are tannins really and what does it have to do with wine?
January 23, 2009
Nebbiolo hasn't been successfully cultivated outside of Piedmont with much success. So, when I was walking through the LCBO the other day looking for something interesting the LA Cetto 2003 Nebbiolo Reserve Privee caught my eye for two reasons. One, it's from Mexico. I don't think I've ever had a mexican wine! Second, it's a Nebbiolo from outside of Italy. Oh, and the best is #3 - under 20 bones.
April 21, 2008
MARCHESI DI BAROLO BARBARESCO 2004VINTAGES 60855 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 43.95 I’m on a major Nebbiolo kick (thanks Joe). Probably not the best thing to be posting to start a wine blog, since Nebbiolo is not always the most approachable grape. When I stopped into the new Milton LCBO (by the GO train […]
April 3, 2008
I’ve recently become infatuated with Nebbiolo grape, and I found this Barolo at the Kitchener LCBO. It was fabulous. I have two in the cellar still, I’m looking forward to checking in on them. I’m still in Oregon, I’ll put up some tasting notes for wines that appear in the LCBO when I find them. […]