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Reply to "April 2020 - What are you drinking?"

steve8 posted:
otw posted:

I needed some palate cleansing this weekend, so on Friday opened up 

  • Satonhomare Junmai Daiginjo Pride of the Village Sake

and enjoyed it so much that we went through a couple of bottles.  Then it was back to:

  • 2018 Tornatore Etna Bianco
  • 2005 Querciabella Camartina
  • 2007 Domenico Clerico Barolo Mentin Ginestra
  • 2006 Bibi Graetz Testamatta


OTW, how were the Clerico and Graetz drinking? I have a couple of bottles of each and have managed to keep my hands off except for a bottle of the Graetz back in 2017, which I thought was outstanding.

I thought the 2007 Clerico Mentin Ginestra was superb, probably one of the best 07 Barolos I have had.  Much better fruit expression compared to the 06.

The 2006 Testamatta definitely shows the effect of aging in French oak.  It's massive with a lot of richness, dense dark fruit plus spiciness, menthol.

No rush at all to drink up but I doubt they will get any better.