Googling Manzone

Posted on: January 29th, 2006 by

Um, didn’t get the results I was expecting.

See, I just drank a mind-blowing 1997 Manzone Barolo La Gramolere.

Wow! All the hype about the 1997 vintage in Piedmont (and Tuscany) is true; every Italian wine I have had from this vintage has been exceptional. This Barolo had power to spare and exploded in my mouth. Yay! Then it had a very fine, smooth, lingering finish. I could have drank 10 bottles! This is built to last; I’ll hold onto my other one for a few more years. I also have a trio of 1998s that I am glad I bought.

The saying among wine geeks is that you always end up in Piedmont. Between Dolcetto, Barbera, Barbaresco, and Barolo, I am beginning to think the same thing.

2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well Jameson, you know it is worth to give some wines a little bit of time in the cellar. Keep doing that and you’ll have some great drinking in the years to come!

  2. caveman says:

    do you end up in Piemont before or after Burgundy? I guess being marooned in either isn’t so bad.
    I have been on a bit of a Dolcetto craze of late, though I have never atsted anything from manzone, either the Borolo or the gay porn, but i guarantee i will try one of them soon.

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