Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1998 Sportoletti, Villa Fidelia, Umbria, Italy

Tasted this wine 10 times before. Has lost it's Cotarella baby fat, but has slowly gained a lot of classic notes. Very close to a Bordeaux and with lots of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. (91-93)

Tasted November 13th 2004. Brief Thoughts

1998 Sportoletti, Villa Fidelia, Umbria, Italy

It’s been almost 1½ year since I last tasted this. Opened directly from the bottle it showed the classic Cotarella blackcurrant show with seductive fruit. However the wine developed nicely in the glass putting on weight, character and overall impression. The fruit picture consist of blackcurrant, tobacco, dark bitter chocolate and some herbal dust patterns that seemed to transform themselves into a tar component when the wine enters the mouth. The taste is nice – a bit tame on the meditation level, but easy drinking with a good roughness of fruit, tannin and tar. (92) Glass: Riedel Sommelier Bordeaux Grand Cru

Fri 16 Jun, 2006

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