lördag 2 september 2006


En samling supertoskanare och några andra diverseviner. Dracks till Karl-Johan-risotto, lammstek, chokladmousse med hallon. Skrivet på knagglig vinengelska för CellarTrackers skull.

1999 Pian Delle Vigne (Antinori) Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
Marzipan, cherries, coffee. Showing some maturity, balanced, well-integrated tannins and a spritely freshness to the taste with a hint of grappa. (90 pts.)

2001 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT - Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
Still a bit closed (after three hours of air), a bit dusty, blackberries, olives(?) and some spicy notes. Full-bodied, long, but needs more time. (89 pts.)

1993 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Vino da Tavola - Italy, Tuscany, Vino da Tavola
Autumn leafs, tobacco, Jerusalem artichoke (jordärtskocka), cherries, typical Bordeaux nose. Balanced, long, delicous, but a bit lighter than expected of a Sassicaia. This wine is perfectly matured right now. Very, very good. (92 pts.)

2001 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia - Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri, Bolgheri Superiore
Black currant, cedar, anise, marzipan (sweet oak?), espresso, and lots more going on in this big nose. Rich, full-bodied, harmonious with well-shaped, slick tannins and a long aftertaste. Very good now but still too young. Will probably be superb in a few years. (93 pts.)

1989 Chateau Musar - Lebanon, Bekaa Valley
Beautiful aged color. After a dusty, wet-wooly smell cleared off, some fruit and a farmyard smell, a bit burnt, revealed itself. Not the most pleasant of smells, but the taste is much better: caramel, fruits, plums, warm fiery acids, balanced, elegant and completely mature, maybe a bit over the top. A survivor. (90 pts.)

N.V. Fonseca Porto 10 Year Old Tawny - Portugal, Douro, Porto
Sweet, toffe, some heat, simple, but still quite good. (85 pts.)

The Sassicaia was wonderful, but the Ornellaia is the greater wine, especially in a few years time. The Tignanello will (hopefully) develop some more interesting traits too.