Posted 09 June 2002 - 10:43 PM
Does anyone know them?
I am told this is a great Super Tuscan. What does it mean?
Posted 10 June 2002 - 03:39 AM
Your wine comes from a good year, which is often over looked due to the great '97 vintage that followed it. If you intend to drink it yourself I would pick a nice meal and open up a bottle so that you can determine how long you would wish to keep the others.
Posted 10 June 2002 - 06:10 AM
Mr. Balic did a fine job explaining super-tuscans, so I wont re-invent the wheel. Basically, the winemakers in Tuscany found out that Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah do quite well in their climate and when blended with Sangiovese make a very interesting "new world" or "international" style wine. Some have no sangiovese at all.
Most of the best super-tuscans, IMHO, come from a little town called Bolgheri, which is located on th coast of Tuscany. Tenuta di Belvedere is located there, home of the famous Gaudo al Tasso.
Enjoy your Solaia. Pronounced So-Lie-yah. I would drink one now, and then enjoy the remaining five at the rate of one per year.
Posted 10 June 2002 - 07:34 AM
I am sorry for having been so naive. I hope that was OK? I learned a lot already from this one thread. Thanks.
May I call upon you gentlemen with more wine questions?
Posted 10 June 2002 - 07:58 AM
Ask as many questions as you like, my personal knowledge is limited, but there are plenty of other people here who can help you out.
Posted 10 June 2002 - 08:44 AM
Oh, say it ain't so. A Doctor of Divinity perhaps?
That's Dr. Balic dude.
yes those wines will age but I would not take more than one or two past the 12 year mark. As they are very "New World" in style, it is unknown how much secondary characteristics will develop once the fruit fades.
The cool thing about them is that you will enjoy the one you drink this year for very different reasons than the one you drink in ten.
Also I would recommend decanting the first one you open, some air will help open the wine and show all of its amazing flavors. Enjoy!