Wednesday, May 28, 2008

2001 Monetevetrano IGT, Campania, Italy

Had this wine in London about a month ago and simply had to try it again. I didn’t decant it, which proved to be a good choice as it closed down in the glass after one hour. Before that, there where wild dark berries, with a distant soft plum core and again this ravishing dark mineral snap which takes the wines into a higher complexity level. The taste confirms this mineral level and is a bit tough to taste at the moment – especially as the wine closes down in the glass and get's infected with bitter tannins. At my first encounter with this wine I might have been a bit too optimistic about its early evolvement – it will require some time in the cellar to come fully around.

Mon 23 Jul, 2007

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