Monday, September 24, 2007
Strap on your seatbelts, readers, because Loacker Quadratini bite size chocolate wafers are prodigious! Crisp textured and full of cocoa goodness, not only are they a tour de force in confectionery, but they belong in any wafer fan's collection. Buy them by the case!
Alright, enough of the WA inspired madness (though I have quite enjoyed these wafers today). Some quick tasting notes on a few recently tasted Friulian wines:
2005 Marco Felluga Molamatta - This is a blend of tocai friulano, ribolla, and pinot bianco. Rich, fleshy, appley scents lead to a surprisingly pretty and floral palate, that is also unsurprisingly rich and viscous. So it's a balancing act, well executed.
2003 Foradori Teroldego Rotaliano - Another balanced wine. Classic pomegranate and cranberry fruit, decent tannin structure and surprising freshness.
2002 Foradori Granato - Surprise of all surprises: the barrique aged 'bigger brother' is not as fun and tasty. In all fairness though, this bottle did seem kind of closed. I had this wine about a year and nine months ago at a trade tasting and it was a lot more expressive. Sorta big, intensely fruited and Priorat-ish, but expressive and not without interest.
In other barrique aged disappointments of late, the 2005 Vietti Barbera 'Scarrone' is just too much for me, much too much. Am I crazy here? Other folks who tasted the wine alongside me seemed to love it. Much better: 2003 Aldo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Conca Tre Pile. Brighter, more focused fruit and building inner mouth florality add up to tastier wine, IMHO.