December 2012: What are you drinking?

Congratulations Wine + Art.

Tonight our Memphis area group will be doing our annual Christmas dinner with several bottles being opened. I will try to write some impressions, but sometimes you just need to drop the pen and focus more on whats important; the people and the occasion. I may have to do impressions from memory, or what memory I will have left Smile
Thanks everyone. I did not intend to highjack this tread.

As for the birth year, this little girl will have her entire family loving and toasting her regardless of vintage throughout her life. She was born without a heartbeat and not breathing, and will now be coming home tomorrow and is completely healthy.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
Congrats W+A. What birth year 2012's are you looking to put away for him/her?

2007 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco. Just decanted - great nose. Big tannins right off the start.


Would be interested to know your thoughts of this wine.

Congrats W+A!
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Originally posted by VinT:

Congratulations, w+a on your progression promotion from "Dad" to "Grandpa". Smile


+1

I've been told that there is even greater joy in being a grandparent than in being a parent. Congratulations, w+a!

Tonight, NV Bollinger Special Cuvee, probably more than 1 bottle, and whatever our friends serve us afterwards.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by Fowler52:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
Congrats W+A. What birth year 2012's are you looking to put away for him/her?

2007 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco. Just decanted - great nose. Big tannins right off the start.


Would be interested to know your thoughts of this wine.

Congrats W+A!


Garnet brick colour of medium depth. Immediate earthy mushroom forest floor on nose. Could be mistaken for burgundy on nose. Followed by notes of tar, tobacco, and stewed red fruit. Beautiful intoxicating nose. Big tannins on palate (right out of decant). Reall big on the palate with some alcohol heat on the finish. This wine needs time.

At 3 hours, it's opened up and softened nicely. Still some (alcohol) heat on nose and finish. Bit of dark cherry coming through. Tannins have softened but are still mouth filling. It's a bigger wine than their 2006, which was much more approachable at this age. I'm thinking of going back and picking up a few, then leaving them for at least 3-5 before starting into them (reason I popped one to try it out). Good QPR.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Not sure what I will enjoy tonight with my bride, but heading to offsite soon and will select a couple of bottles off of the very top shelf.

Our first grandchild was born this week, and we can finally celebrate. Cool


Wow, congrats W+A! We're thrilled for you, and I'm sure you all celebrated in style.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Not sure what I will enjoy tonight with my bride, but heading to offsite soon and will select a couple of bottles off of the very top shelf.

Our first grandchild was born this week, and we can finally celebrate. Cool


Congratulations my friend - so glad to know she's here, and that all is well!

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