The funniest part to me is that they still have it. Did it get lost behind things? Did they source these wines to complete your order? Hilarious given the stories we see about recent orders not being fulfilled, etc.
I should have clarified…I already have them in my possession. The cap on the Pellisero is not foil, but some sort of plastic. I definitely had quality issues in my buying at the time, it would seem. Will pop one or two this weekend to see what’s going on
I finally decided to open one of the 1998 Casisano-Colombaio Brunello di Montalcino bottles, as I’m making penne alla vodka, and I’m dying to know if this wine is dead or not.
Cork is quite soaked, but not to the top - was soft with the key but seems fully intact. Color looks great, actually! Slight bricking, but still decent brightness as well. Smells a bit of tar, but also a lot of florals - definitely not spoiled, nor cooked, nor dead. Really nice on the palate, dusty, red cherry, falls off perhaps a bit quickly, however, but overall pleased, a good wine. Gotta love Sangiovese, as even the ‘normal/non-riserva’ stuff, forgotten about, can last quite a while!
The more I sip on this wine, the more I enjoy it - the short finish is gone, it’s fleshed out some more, really wonderful, actually. Fruit is at peak, perfectly sweet and expressive, tannins integrated and dusty - nice surprise! The rest of the bottles from this forgotten order are basically for cooking, however…