2004 San Giusto a Rentennano "Percarlo"
Last night I opened a case of this famous SuperTuscan. I was a big fan of this Sangiovese 10 years ago, but this big&bold expression of Sangiovese is such boring and disappointing right now. Lacks totally of soul&character. Such one-dimensional on the palate, simply plum&chocolate and again plum&chocolate. No finesse whatsoever. There is also no sign of improvement to discover for the future. This wine received 96/100 by a well-kown wine-critic. SORRY, I forgot his name. I am really surprised to see how my palate changed over the years. But now, with 11 bottles left, it looks like that I have to do a lot of Coq au Vin in the coming weeks, months.
BTW, last week I had a 2004 Poggio Scalette " Il Carbonaione ". There you will find soul&character together with length&complexity and such young right now. Next bottle in 5 years and maybe best in 10 years.
P.S. I am so happy that 90% of my wines in the cellar are Riesling.
Il Carbonaione is year in and year out a fabulous wine. Re Coq au Vin. Give the Percarlo to auction. Many will like the style of this wine. I am not a fan either of the bold wines any more.
90% Riesling? Come to Baden and let´s have a decent Pinot Blanc. You need something different
The winemaker Leon Gold from Baden will come next week to Berlin and visiting me. Maybe he will bring some Pinot Blanc?!
P.S. I just looked at cellartracker and I found 3 descriptions from 3 taster which were quite interesting.
“Overall, this is more wood than fruit at present”
“Not sure if almost too ripe”
“Not as much secondary flavor as I might have expected.”
I have had a few vintages of Percarlo, and never been impressed.
Too young maybe?
His wines of the 90
s rock, why should that change? And he was and never will be "prince charming". He makes a Merlot that I put regularily in a blind tasting at Piemont. I for my part took all of that to stabilise my stacks and before that is drunken or moved I could not even reach one bottle. You dont have to like it but I consider his way of winemaking old style.
Heartfelt greetings to Berlin
Old style? Really???
When it comes to old style and Sangiovese, then I would rather mention Montevertine Le Pergola Torte
The best Sangiovese I`ve ever had 1990 Montevertine Le Pergola Torte by Magnum
1997 Percarlo was and is very impressive.
This bottling was legendary, surprised it has gone in this direction
I sold a couple of these, but I have 2 bottles left. May have to try one over Greek Easter next month.
I remember it was a very stunning wine at release.
However it can seem a bit clumsy now.
I have faith that it will show well in some years. Remmber the 15 years rule
Martin, I prefer the Pergole Torte as well. Also in 2004.