Ruth B wrote:When the 1997 Badia Passignano was released we bought a case. It is lovely wine though a bit pricey in the world of Chianti.
We opened our last bottle on the weekend and found that it has peaked and started a slow decline. The once striking aroma of black cherry has faded. There is little in the way of structure. It is still a nice wine, but not stunning and in the mouth it is soft instead of powerful.
I still have a couple of 98s --anyone opened one recently.
Covert wrote:It's probably a matter of a drinker's personality whether to veer off from hedonism, but just be aware that there are geeks like moi who appreciate the good, bad and other of wine discovery almost equally.
Paul B. wrote: I never much veered into hedonism in the first place
Ruth B wrote:I don't think of the Badia as a particularily hedonistic wine, even when young.
Covert wrote:I'm sure you don't read 'Adirondack Life', but there was an interesting article in the latest edition about a new genre of winemakers along the western shore of Lake Champlain working with (and loving) rustic hybrids.
One of their wines will have to be named "Redskin."
Paul B. wrote: Do you know what issue it was?