Thursday, January 05, 2006

La Mole di La Mole Vin Santo 1996 wine review by (PB)

This desert wine with a decade of age on it should not have held its grace as long as it did...but it did! This is an amber colored wine with deep prune aromas with a port like sweetness and spruce overtones with a touch of licorice. Nice!

In the mouth there are butterscotch flavors and almonds. This is surprising all the way around. Vin Santo is an inexpensive, ($12 for 375 ml) everyman’s kind of desert wine made to consumed young, not with ten years of age on it. The Wine Spectator advised this wine be drunk before 2003 yet is holding its own but definitely at its peak. This was a nice treat with the final course of our spectacular Tuscan dinner–a wonderful, velvety, panna cotta. We raised several glasses in all this great new years celebration and we trust you will raise many glasses of everything wonderful and wild this coming year. Remember, “Life is too short to drink bad wine!” Raise a glass if you will!

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