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29 Gennaio 2018

A Vertical Of Granato 1986 - 2015

How often do I drink Teroldego? To seldom I concur after this tasting. At least Teroldego from Foradori.
My friend S arranged this tasting and I was able to contribute the 1986 (the first Granato) and the 1997. It became a tasting to remember


Flight I
2014 Sgarzon Teroldego, Foradori
A young, seedy nose with notes of spicy blueberries, iodine, dry licorice, smoke and some metallic aromas. Very, very good.
The taste is dry and cool with a good grip and notes of blueberries, red currants, dried flowers and earth. A long finish with a high acidity. Will need some time in the cellar.

2014 Morei Teroldego, Foradori

The Morei is a tad warmer on the nose with notes of warm tiles, cherries, ripe flowers and a hint of dark chocolate. A fine depth.
The taste is cool, energetic and dry with notes of ripening red cherries, gravel, dry licorice and ink. Long and very fine.

Flight II
1986 Granato, Foradori
The first vintage of Granato is a vital 32 year old that is full of character and wilfulness. The nose is deep, concentrated and finely mature with notes of spicy cherries, violets, moist earth and a hint of dark orange chocolate. Very deep and fine.
The taste is round, mature and generous with notes of dried cherries, orange chcocolate, earth and violet pastilles. A long, dry, sandy finish with lots of energy still. Really fine.

1997 Granato, Foradori
The 97 Granato is a stunner. The nose flows up from the glass with intense aromas of ripe cherries, veal stock, wild boar salami, undergrowth and a hint of paint. Braod and deep yet with lots of finesse and balance. Just a hint of maturity.
The taste is concentrated and rich with notes of dried strawberries, cherries, Christmas spices, smoke and a hint of detergent (in a positive way!). A long, intense finish with still noticable tannins and a refreshing acidity. A gorgeous wine.

Flight III
2006 Granato, Foradori
The first wine that actually smelled of pomegranate, from which Granato has got its name. But there is more, fine aromas of dark flowers, pepper, earth and violets arises from the glass. Very fine.
The taste is young and tight with notes of lingonberries, pomegranate, dry licorice and earth. medium bodied with a high acidity and fine purity. Needs 5+ years.

2008 
Granato, Foradori
The 08 is a tight creature, with a stony, rocky nose with notes of ripening flowers, dark cookie dough, violets and dusty earth. Deep but a tad locked up.
The taste is cool and fine with notes of flowers, red beets, ski wax and ripe lingonberries. A fine balance. Needs lots of time to open up. 7+ years.

2009 
Granato, Foradori
A handsome, refined nose with notes of cool blueberries, damson, rosemary, flint and - oh yes - pomegranate. Very fine. A lovely structure.
The taste is young, pure and brilliant with notes of ripening cherries, lingonberries, chrushed rocks, violets and spices. A long finish with finely polished tannins and a uplifting acidity. Balanced through and through. 6+ years.

Flight IV
2010 Granato, Foradori
Corked! Too bad, it seemed to be a very fine wine underneath.

2013 Granato, Foradori
A young, tight, concentrated nose with notes of red beets, balsa wood, pomegranate, iron and asphalt. A very fine warmth. Ripe and rich. Very, very good.
The taste is lively and potent with notes of cranberries, lingonberries, earth/iron and some meaty notes. Very young and very promising, 8+ years.

2015 Granato, Foradori
A deep, smoky and earthy notes with a mix of blueberries and lingonberries alongside notes of damson, violets and undergrowth. High, pure and very fine.
The taste is high strung in a positive way with notes of blueberries, cranberries, smoke, spices and violets. A long, finely tuned finish with a high acidity and polished tannins. Give this beauty 10 years.
But I don´t know if I like the new label...

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