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Recanati Special Reserve 2004

by Menach N » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:48 am

Tonight with friends i opened a Recanati Special Reserve 2004, i cant remember when and how this wine was the last time i tasted it, but tonight it showed up to be a beauty. new world and quite bold with its fruit but still luvley wine !!!!! :D :D full body and getting fuller with air quite a strong nose of berries, like raspberrie-blueberry-cranberry and some meditteraneo spice, some gentle wood, and on the long full -a bit grippy- finish, plum and dark/bitter chocolate, really enjoyed this one !

if anyone had this wine recently pls share :wink:

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Re: Recanati Special Reserve 2004

by Stephen W » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:58 am

Is it better than the 2003? the 03 I rated a great wine. In that vain last night at our RWC meeting we had the Barkan Superior 03. Wow now that was something. At the same meeting we had 04 Yaar Yatir , a Petit Castel 04 and a Ben Haim grand reserve 03. Nothing sloppy. One or 2 I did not rate and have not mentioned.
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Re: Recanati Special Reserve 2004

by Menach N » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:23 pm

Hi Steve,
i think the 2004 is better then the 2003, if i remember correctly its fuller,deeper & longer, it should be an interesting comparrison, ........ i'm thinking about it :wink:
nice wines you had there, i should try the Barkan superior 2003, i was very unimpressed with the 2002 (to say the least) strawberrie with spicy wood and oak with no end, full of clove and a harsh finish.
anyway... Ciao :)
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Re: Recanati Special Reserve 2004

by Menachem S » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:38 pm

Is the Barkan in the US yet?

I have not come accross the 2003, or the 2002 for that matter.
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WTN: Recanati Special Reserve 2004 and 2003

by Daniel Rogov » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:16 pm

Responding to the question above, following are my tasting notes for both the 2004 and 2003 wines in question.

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Special Reserve, 2004: A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot, with generous but not exaggerated toasty oak and soft tannins, those integrating nicely and opening to reveal a rich array of currant, blackberry and black cherry fruits, with gentle overlays of mint and chocolate. As the wine develops look for a hint of cigar tobacco on the long finish. Drink now–2012. Score 93. K

Special Reserve, 2003: This deep, broad, gently tannic blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot combines Cabernet currants, cassis and spicy-herbal overtones with typical Merlot softness. Good balance between wood, tannins and fruits, and a long finish. Drink now–2012. Score 92. K
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Re: Recanati Special Reserve 2004

by Stephen W » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:39 pm

Dear Rogov
Looks like same label but a very different make up. 92% cab could be called a cab, right?
will try it side by side with o3
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Re: Recanati Special Reserve 2004

by Daniel Rogov » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:00 pm

Indeed with 92% of a single variety, the wine could go by the varietal name. In some cases, however, the winemaker decides that the variety or blend is worthy of a more special label. That is fair enough when the wine merits our special consideration.

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