Superb tasting with friends. Best wines were Screaming Eagle 1997, Petrus 1990, Harlan Estate 1994 and Grange 2004.”
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1957 Biondi Santi, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva; Or at least that was what is was sold as. The white label was a mystery, as the Riserva's has always had black labels. After contacting Biondi-Santi, and sending pictures of capsule, labels and bottle, the conclusion from Franco Biondi Santi himself is that it is probably a fake. (Fantastic responce and support by the way) Biondi Santi feels it could be a wine from them, that has been "poshed" up a bit. The bottle is correct with correct marking in the bottom, labels are correct, even capsule, but the two last are not correct put together.
White label is consistent with the wine that today would be the Rosso di Montalcino. Back in the fiftie's, this was called Brunello as well, as Rosso is a newer expression. The number match a 57 Riserva on the neck label, so the probable cause of events, is that some one has had a Rosso, and then glued on a Riserva neck label and changed the capsule. So at least it could be a wine from the estate in the bottle, even if of lesser quality.
Cork pulled, it was not that long, and stated Biondi Santi, Montalcino, with no vintage stated. Old cork, soaked. C level fill, meaning mid shoulders, brick with orange rim. Earthy, some cherries, dry leather. some metallic notes. Lean acidic, sour, ok length.
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Big Madeira tasting 1772-2006 / Day I”
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Yesterday evening we had a wide and diverse Madeira tasting from vintage 1772 to 2002.”
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Blandy's Bual 1959 Madeira / Decanted five hours before the dessert. Medium-red color. Almost 60 years old and still very vigorous and lively. Very generous nose full of raisins, currants and wild floral aromas. Quite spirity, but still harmonious and well balanced wine.
Perhaps a bit too sweet for my taste, but very stylish and complex wine. Round and supple, hot aftertaste. As good as one can expect. 95 points”
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