A true oenological wizard, Giuseppe Quintarelli often keeps his various wines in the cellar until he deems them worthy of consumption. Such is the case with this amarone, which exhibits a startling maturity for a just-released red wine. Its profile presents artfully integrated essences of bitter chocolate, licorice, tar, and kirsch.
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One of the classic producers of Champagne, Taittinger has created a special vintage Champagne honoring artist Robert Rauschenberg. In the glass and on the palate, this wine is a work of art that features delicate aromas of freshly baked bread, lemon peel, and granite.
Tasting notes: Delivers layers of creamy flavor—vanilla, hazelnut, and buttery brioche—that dissolve gradually to a precisely focused finish punctuated by pinpoint bubbles. Worth knowing: Struck by the remarkable climate and soil of the Carneros region of the Napa Valley, Claude Taittinger, president of the impressive Champagne house, opened Domaine Carneros winery in 1989 with the […]
Tasting notes: A classic, it’s dense and packed with mineral and spice and delivers concentrated peach and stone fruit. Worth knowing: Wholly owned by the Trimbach family for more than 200 years, although not bottled as a single-vineyard wine until 1919, Clos Sainte-Hune produces one of the world’s greatest Rieslings. Interestingly, Alsace regulations forbid the […]
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