Antoniolo Gattinara San Francesco 2015
The 2015 Gattinara Riserva San Francesco is superb. A wine of energy and pure power, the 2015 possesses magnificent depth that only grows over time. The flavors lean towards to the darker end of the spectrum, with layers of spice, orange zest, menthol and licorice woven into a core of black cherry/plum fruit. The 2015 is an intense wine, and yet it boasts quite a bit of detail as well. Time in the glass brings out its more refined qualities, while the long finish is a thing of beauty.
Sourced from 60-year-old vines. There's a delightful purity of fruit and charm on the nose, which displays sweet, intense raspberry fruit as well as hints of roses and mint. It's rich and dense on the palate, with ample grip underlying a core of sweet fruit. Stylish and long. Another single-vineyard wine, 'Osso San Grato' is of similar quality. Drinking Window 2020 -