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Rossboss 91

2007 La Maialina Chianti Classico Riserva
Day1: pop and poured through Venturi. Consistently solid food-oriented Classico riserva with floral, milk chocolate nose, ruby colored, tar, black cherry front palate, plum mid palate with dry finish. Had with bacon in honor of the wine (okay really just a coincidence).


(Tasted Sep 14, 2014)

Rossboss 90

2011 Rigatteri - Graffiante
Excellent value in an every day drinker. Eucalyptus dominates the flavors, there's a red/black fruit core but the eucalyptus was unexpected, but then I've never had anything with cagnulari The equal blend with cannonau (grenache) gave it great structure. Looking forward to trying on the 2nd night after vacuvin'ing it. Really great strength that stood up to the orange flavors in the loukaniko. 3 days later opened from vacuvin - eucalyptus is still big but the herbal elements, especially thyme is really there. This needs an herb rubbed roast. We finished it with orange dark chocolate which interesting brought out orange flavors. Again...an unintented consequence? As a compliment to orange?


(Tasted Sep 9, 2014)

Rossboss 89

2010 Vitalonga - Terra di Confine
Jammy plum raspberry fruits, terrific value perfect match for red sauce Italian food. Still tannic but has good mouthfeel all the same. All the action right now is front palate in large. We'll see how the other bottles fare. Good for a weeknight food wine that should develop a bit more.


(Tasted Sep 5, 2014)

Rossboss 92

2004 Ondarre - Rioja Reserva
This wine will go out with a bang as the last of four bottles expires finally. In stark contrast to the 17.5% abv 'experiment' we had over the weekend this was a light 13.5 and was showing its 2ndary and tertiary flavors. A caramelized, sweet, honey nectar bouquet, it's all about dried cherries, firm gliding tannins. Probably a touch of cloves/nutmeg, and definitely braised meats. Even though popped and poured it was singing and only louder now as the evening goes on. A hair off opaque, slightly translucent. Slowest legs ever. To say it punched above its $13 weight class is an understatement. A delicious antithesis to high abv in your face new world expressions. Drink now or soon.


(Tasted Aug 25, 2014)

Rossboss 90

2007 Badde Nigolosu - Chimbanta
Opened, tasted and I had to put it down for 45 minutes. You feel every bit of that 17.5% abv! Was light to medium bodied and thus thought it would be a good match for the meal but this unfiltered wine was chewy, but behind it was the expression of sundried Monica grapes lots of cherries and dust, licorice. Shut down this wasn't. Not a wine for newbies yet the funkiness of it makes you chuckle to yourself and raise your glass to Alessandro Dettori. Day 2: the fizzy character subsided in large but the wine just keeps going on and on. It's almost syrupy and port-esque. Maybe this was better with cheese? Either way enjoyable in a very quirky way.


(Tasted Aug 23, 2014)

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La Maialina Chianti Classico Riserva
2007 La Maialina Chianti Classico Riserva
Italy - Tuscany - Chianti - Classico
Sangiovese

Rossboss wrote a tasting note on (28 hours ago)
La Maialina Chianti Classico Riserva
2007 La Maialina Chianti Classico Riserva
Score: 91
Drink date: 2010-2017
Day1: pop and poured through Venturi. Consistently solid food-oriented Classico riserva with floral,...

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Vaudieu - Chateauneuf du Pape Val de Dieu
2010 Vaudieu - Chateauneuf du Pape Val de Dieu
France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape
Rhone Blend

Rossboss consumed (5 days ago)
Rigatteri - Graffiante
2011 Rigatteri - Graffiante
Italy - Sardinia - Isola dei Nuraghi IGT
Regional Blend

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Rigatteri - Graffiante
2011 Rigatteri - Graffiante
Score: 90
Drink date: 2013-2020
Excellent value in an every day drinker. Eucalyptus dominates the flavors, there's a red/black fruit...

 
 
 
 
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