Over the past few days:
2017 Burlotto Pelaverga - CORKED
1997 Fontodi Chianti Classico - Just awesome sangiovese. Cherries, leather, marzipan. Still fresh with that dry sweetness you can get in aged sangio. I would love to sneak this into '97 BdM horizontal and watch it clean up.
2016 Brash Higgins ZBO - all the apricots/orange zest & white flowers one should expect out of a skin contact zibibo. not bad, but the value isnt there for me with the occhipinti sp68 ~30% less $$.
2016 TH Wines Viognier/roussanne - lighter, guessing its mostly viognier, acidic and aromatic with a hint of roussanne body. ok.
2015 Benoit Roseau syrah - CORKED
1996 Travaglini Gattinara Riserva - CORKED
2006 Vallana Campi Raudii - at this point, just happy it wasnt corked. Lots of reduction when opened, blew off in 45 min or so, went well with dinner.
I havent had a run of TCA affected bottles like this ever. I couldnt believe it when i decanted the gattinara as the 3rd bottle in 4 days. I left it out, said nothing, wathced MRs. VeV pour a glass and walk off.... stop dead in her tracks, turn back with her nose in the glass, looked at me and said "you gotta be f______ing kinggng me..... did you smell this yet?" I acknowledged it. She walks back cursing like a trucker under breath and poured the decanter down the sink in anger. There was no critical assesment or analysis of the vallana after that. It was binary - corked or not. No TCA? Good. Let's have dinner.