Monday, March 28, 2016

Dessilani Gattinara Riserva, 1988

One of the most memorable wines I have ever had was the 1974 Dessilani Gattinara, consumed after 30+ years in the bottle. It was remarkably subtle and complex. This wine I bought at auction, expecting much of the same. Unfortunately, this Gattinara was too affected by brett for my taste and was no match for Ca Rome Marengo Barbaresco (below).

Light orangeish color, lighter than the Ca Rome Marengo. Very powerful, intense nose but dominated by barnyard. Flavors are also powerful and intense with a long finish--also of brett. I like the wine but the brett becomes tiring after half a glass.

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