From the Cellar

A Couple of Italian Icons

05 Jan 2022

 

(February 7, 2021) ... On this night I got into the way-back machine and I opened a pair of Italian icons - one from the car world and the other from the wine world.

First I started with a Lamborghini (the only one I am sure to ever own or afford) then a single vineyard Banfi wine.

LamborghiniLamborghini 2000 Campoleone (Umbria) - Easily 20 years old and still showing a liveliness and pep. Nice dark fruit and smoky notes, and it's really spicy on the finish; that continues right through to the finish where is develops a spicy-mocha-like linger. It's still quite alive and well, sure there are elements of dried cherry and dried fruit languishing in there, but they add to the enjoyment of this wine.

BanfiBanfi 1998 Poggio Alle Mure - Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany) - Stepping back 2 year and we have this Banfi single vineyard Brunello. In the glass is has a really closed off nose that gives away nothing that is to be found on the palate. once there it's fresh leather, coffee bean, cedar and cinnamon and then even develops some mocha ... this is really tasty stuff and it comes across younger than the Lamborghini.

 

 

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