Old World vs. New World

Old World vs. New World
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, July 16, 2011


2008 Rivetto Langhe Nebbiolo Lirano – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC Clove cigarettes on the nose, with some black licorice and sour cherry mixed in. A nice palate of tobacco, cherry, and licorice, with a pleasant minty finish. (90 Points)

2006 Valle Perdido Malbec – Argentina, Patagonia A huge nose of bittersweet chocolate and coffee bean, with undertones of cherry, raspberry, and blackberry. Rich and juicy on the palate, with dark black fruit, mocha, and a nice milk chocolate finish. (90 Points)

2009 Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre – France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre Lots of floral a grapefruit notes on the nose, with hints of citrus underneath, and some spice at the end. Grapefruit and citrus, with spice and floral notes in the middle. (89 Points)

2005 Château Le Sartre – France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan Smoked meat and black candy on the nose, with dark fruit underneath, and some dried flowers at the end. Lots of minerality on the palate, along with black fruit, smoked meat, and a little licorice on the finish. (88 Points)

2009 Domaine Denis Carré Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune La Perriére – France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Sweet red fruit on the nose, with some perfume/floral notes and a touch of earth at the end. More earthy on the palate, but it still has the same sweet red fruit and perfume/floral notes. (87 Points)


2006 Ferraton Père & Fils Côte-Rôtie L’Eglantine – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie Figs and fruitcake on the nose, with some cigar leaves and boysenberry right behind. It ends with some spice and plum. lots of plum on the palate, with some tobacco and raspberry and spice in the middle, and a very good boysenberry finish. (91 Points)

2008 Arietta Quartet – USA, California, Napa Valley Loads of very sweet blueberry and raspberry fruit on the nose, along with small amounts of earth notes, and a little spice. Soft on the palate with loads of fruit. Here the earth and spice flavors are very subdued. (90 Points)

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