Still thinking about that disappointing bottle we opened last week, the one that was light in color and cloudy, with dilute flavors though a good mature nose, I opened another bottle to pair with pan-fried Italian sausage patties and pasta in garlic-tomato sauce.
This one's the real deal.
The objecive, correct tasting note I wrote this morning: Deep, youthful red/black color and clarity, intense and full-bodied with cherry, spice, raisins, a little earth, and a pleasantly bitter, dark chocolate finish. Drinks well now but will continue to improve in the bottle--no hurry.
The unobjective, emotional tasting note I wrote last night: dear god this is good. Why haven't I been buying more Amarone for our cellar? This is absolutely luscious. I want more. NOW. What about that Garagiste email I got this morning for 1981 Amarone? Holy moly that must be good. $140 sounded ridiculous this morning in broad daylight, but hey the moon is shining on the bay and I'm feeling FIIIIIIIIIINE and as soon as Bob goes to bed I'll sneak online and order two.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov