any notes on the Rinaldi Tre Tine?Lazy Sunday lunch with friends. The Pol was to the BdB and amazingly fresh and young. A long life ahead of it. The Krug was from CM, 163 edition. Great condition with some nice bottle development happening. Bierzo was a $30 wine from VM. Served it blind and the crowd liked it. The Volnay was a big wine. I didn't initially pick this as Burgundy. The Tre Tine was absolute classic Barolo. My WOTN. The Margalit from Israel was a great example of Cab Franc with many years ahead of it too.
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Off the top of my head, expressive nose. Classic rose petals and tar. A really pretty, feminine wine. Plenty of acid and tannins, but a lovely silky mouth feel and long finish. Drinking beautifully now and will still get better over many years. Super balanced. The class of the vintage and wine maker showing here, and why a blend of different crus can be a great thing. This was the first vintage after the change in labelling laws, so Rinaldi couldn't list the vineyards, hence tre tine (three barrels).any notes on the Rinaldi Tre Tine?
you bought Le Sol from Penfolds?Unfortunately no. I bough the case direct from Penfolds on release and stored with all the others. Just this vintage that has no reached its potential for me.
as long as you can still afford to drink what you already have, that's all that matterswhen I got myself a bottle of the 2013 I was going to open it,but the friend who got me this bottle from overseas stopped me and told me to double wrapped,double box and double pack it until the day comes(no details on that). Now that I check the price on this bottle I don’t think I can afford the next vintage.
Is this ready to drink or will there be cellaring upside?This old vine shiraz has a great story behind it, a good read on their website ,the winemaker spend over a decade just to get these old vines to grow again.
Elegant mix berry fruit ,Silky and good amount of oak just showing itself on the palate, not a powerful wine or ripe ,it doesn’t taste like a 10 year old wine, none of these wine does , it’s a good wine with its own character.
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If you have more than a bottle , drink one maybe end of the year , that makes it over 10 years of age. We drink these between 4 people over 5 hrs, no signs of fading to the weak side.screw cap off for 6hrs to breath.Is this ready to drink or will there be cellaring upside?
I find screwcap in some cases almost doubles drinking windows.The 04 started very well, good cork ,sweet fruit aroma, mix berries ,dry herbs and a bit of toast, smooth tannins and a good finish.ready to drink now but should live for another 10.
07 was rough, don’t think it opened up after 6hr open cap from the morning,dark fruit, vanilla and creamy , hard to go away on the palate, need a lot more time,thanks to screwcap I think?!
10 was a bit more friendly than 07, but more aroma ,juicy dark fruit, plums ,feels like it just started going into the secondary stage,tannins not as hard as 07, or should I say 07 is more muscular and 10 is more elegant? Both very good.
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I find Coonawarra Shiraz very underrated, especially in warmer years.