From the cellar: Anthony Gismondi awarded this 90 points. Whatever that means it was, is, a beautiful red. I bought a bottle two years ago, and brought it out Christmas-season, as a cellar treat. Remarkable. Well, it is the season. And who knew I had the cellar discipline? Given that the previous night we drank of all things a Brunello, and in comparison it dwarfed the majestic Italian red at a fraction of the price, vundabar, ooh la la, and how incredibly wonderful life is with [this red wine] in the world…
Still, we thought it had another year or so to go (but have no regrets, except that I only bought one bottle). Very smooth, great depth and deeply satisfying. No harsh tannins, no chalky after bite. Lovely cherry, plum and other dark fruit nuance.
Price: A remarkable $25 at BCL.
Market Liquidity: Money very well spent.