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Lagrange (St Julien)
Tasted the same vintage at the chateau back in 2009. The intervening years have given the wine an opulently smooth mouthfeel, a nice focus on black fruit and active but subtle tannins. I wish I had more than just one bottle!
Noticeably tannic, with nice earthiness, tobacco, spice and minerality on the palate. Maybe a little early to open? For me, perhaps it's just a matter of personal taste, but I found the bottle lacked some of the character I would have liked to have seen from a wine of this pedigree (and price tag).
Two Hands - Shiraz Bella's Garden
A quintessential fruit bomb. In time, finesse and subtlety will take over to make it a terrific food wine. For now, it's a big, bold adult grape beverage.
Fiorita - Brunello di Montalcino
Special wine which made everone at the table happy. Hazelnuts, crushed spices and currants linger on a finish which moves from velvety to coarse and back again.
Vitanza - Brunello di Montalcino
My dad thought it tasted like a Beaujolais Nouveau, and he wasn't far off the mark. A good glass of wine to match with a Christmas eve steak dinner. Pomegranate, minerals and pie crust on the nose and palate. Subtle, but the flavor doesn't yield to whatever's on your dinner plate.