Monday, November 26, 2007

1983 Soldera, Case Basse Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

The 1983 is all about balance. Each component has a saying and everything is subtle toned with high class refinement. The red fruit has a sublime deep zone where complexity and sensual fruits emerge from. It’s simply awesome and a balance masterpiece. The taste is incredible with almost a dry mineral attack on the palate, every spot get a doze of this heavenly liquid. It could age graceful easily another 10 years. (99)

(Tasted Nov-2006)

1983 Soldera, Case Basse Riserva, Tuscany, Italy

Compared with the 1990 it has a lesser degree of sweetness, but for me it’s a fraction better with tons of red berries and the overall balance of the wine is to die for. One of the best wines in the world.

(Tasted Apr-2007)

1983 Case Basse Riserva

This wine gives me Goosebumps. I have been lucky to taste it three times the last year, and once again - I am amazed. Liquorice, herbs, rosemary, shoe pollish and leather infused with red Case Basse fruit. The taste – ahhh man…this is a lesson in what Sangiovese acidity is all about. The strength of this wine is indeed impressive. I have to add; that Case Basse once again proved to be a fantastic food wine – served with lamb, rosemary and swiss chard – I was close to tears.

(Tasted Sep-2007)

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