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Which do you like better? My LWS has a few of each and I have already purchased one of the 2006. I'm wondering if I should maybe pick up one more of the 2006 or maybe get a 2004 instead. Any thoughts?

I'm pretty new to the BdM game and am hoping to keep a couple special bottles for future occasions.
 
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I've had the opportunity to try both in their infancy. My personal preference for drinking in their infancy was the 2006. I thought it was fantastic. The 2004 was very good too, but it definitely needs some time to rest. Depending on how many you plan on buying, but I would buy 2 of the 06 to drink younger and 04 to sit around awhile.
 
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I'm thinking of maybe picking up 1 more bottle or maybe 2 at most. Since I already have a 2006, I'm just wondering if I should pick up one of the 2004, or whether I should get another of the 2006.
 
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If you plan on drinking in the next 5 years I would say 06, anything over 5, I would say 04. Just my opinion. Perhaps futronic or on the wine can give you better advice.
 
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That was my buying statagy. I have 4-04 and 2-06.
 
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I take it your not a fan of either?
 
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I actually tasted the '06 today. I thought it was an excellent wine. I tasted it versus the '07 Tenuta Nuova and the '07 White Label. I don't remember tasting the '04 Cerretalto so I can't give you a reference point.
 
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I actually tasted the '06 today. I thought it was an excellent wine. I tasted it versus the '07 Tenuta Nuova and the '07 White Label. I don't remember tasting the '04 Cerretalto so I can't give you a reference point.


How did it compare to the '07 TN and '07 white label? What were your thoughts on the '07 TN?
 
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I actually tasted the '06 today. I thought it was an excellent wine. I tasted it versus the '07 Tenuta Nuova and the '07 White Label. I don't remember tasting the '04 Cerretalto so I can't give you a reference point.


How did it compare to the '07 TN and '07 white label? What were your thoughts on the '07 TN?


IMO, Cerretalto takes several more years to really show its true colors. The 2007 TN had been open for 24 hours and was really singing. The Cerretalto had just been opened and was not as expressive so it was not a fair comparison. Both the '07 White Label and TN are excellent. I would say the TN is a 93-94 point wine with room to go higher. The White Label a few points less but still a nice wine.
 
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Is the cerratalto a riserva? Why is it so much more expensive? Passed on an 04 for $110 but picked up some 06 tenuta instead.
 
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Passed on an 04 for $110

You Crazy ?


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Passed on an 04 for $110

You Crazy ?


Yes, at least $50 underpriced. Buy, buy, buy.
 
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Cerratalto is a single vineyard "cru" that would be considered a riserva. It is released a year after the other 2 wines.
 
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I take it your not a fan of either?


I wasn't going to bother elaborating, but as luck would have it, Dave Canada served me (and the rest of our tasting group) the 2006 blind tonight. As with every other CdN I've ever had, I fail to see what gets everyone so excited. The wine was average at best, with comments ranging from "this is reasonably well made, but not particularly exciting" to "I would be happy to find this by the glass at a restaurant". I don't think any of us were higher than 90 points. Overall, I found the wine to be overoaked, overworked, lacking typicity and not singular; I felt the wine did not "speak to a place" and could be made anywhere. For my tastes, this wine would be the last thing I want in my cellar at $200/bottle. Maybe I just don't "get it", so to each their own, I suppose.
 
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^Thanks for the input. Always good to hear different opinions.
 
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IMO, Cerretalto takes several more years to really show its true colors. The 2007 TN had been open for 24 hours and was really singing. The Cerretalto had just been opened and was not as expressive so it was not a fair comparison. Both the '07 White Label and TN are excellent. I would say the TN is a 93-94 point wine with room to go higher. The White Label a few points less but still a nice wine.


How did you feel the 2007 TN and white label compared to the 2004?
 
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