Monthly Archives: December 2007

Prunotto Barolo 2001 wine review by Billy

PB and NW and I paid about $47 for this Barolo. We then decanted it for about 5 hours before tasting it. As you’ll see, it still wasn’t enough time! (WOW!)NOSE: HUGE NOSE, SWEET AND SOFT BLENDED MOIST TOBACCO, ROSE, RAISINS (CURRANTS), SMOKED CEDAR, CINNAMON??PALATE: TIGHT (STILL!!), FISTED TANNINS WITH SEXY VANILLA UNDERNEATH THE TWISTSFINISH:…

Dornier Pinotage 2004 wine review by Billy

We paid about $11 for this South African Pinotage. It was tasted blind against the Pinot Noir and Barbera D’Alba reviewed below. Of the three it was the worst. NOSE: TOBACCO, SPICE, BANDAID TASTE, PLASTICPALATE: SMOKEY, STRONG ACIDS AND TANNIC STRUCTURE. ALMOST ROUGHFINISH: SMALL GREEN PEPPER TAILOverall, the plastic smell on the nose was described…

Saintsbury Pinot Noir 2005 wine review by Billy

We paid about $28 for this wine and tasted it blind against a South African Pinotage and an Italian Barbera D’Alba. NOSE: Mushroomy. A slight “pinot stink” but much more subtle and nuanced than I typically expect.PALATE: Even Feel, excellent structure and strength without being overpowering. FINISH: Delightful strawberry decrescendo. This was the best of…