Double feature

There was a double feature tonight: Abruzzo wines from Illuminati for the first tasting and Silver Tequila for the second.

  • *”Illuminati Brut” Méthode Champenoise vintage. $39
    light white flowers, honey, pale orange candies, No fizz in 5 min, a fave of mine
  • Controguerra Bianco D.O.C. Costalupo. $16
    a more plastic version of the sparkling.

  • *Zanna, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG Riserva 1988 $70
    mushrooms! thickness a little oxidized, nice acidity and soft tannins. good on opening, four hours later not good, one of my faves at 5pm
  • *Zanna, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG Riserva 2003 $41
    herbal, menthol, better four hours later with that liquid mercury feel, my fave at 9pm
  • Montepulciano d’Abruzzo D.O.C. Ilico. $20
    soy sauce
  • *Controguerra D.O.C. Nicò Passito Nicò $49
    menthol, coconut, mouthfilling, RS, not so good 4 hr later

* stuff i would revisit

Tequila:

  • Tezon (pernod Ricard) $50 floral, cigarette
  • 1800 Select Silver Tequila $35 herbal
  • Gran Centenario Plata $53 cinnamon
  • Parta Tequila Bianco $50 smoky floral
  • Patron Silver $50 menthol
  • Sauza Tequila Blanco: $10 banana
  • Don Julio Blanco $46 sesame
  • Herradura Silver Tequila $37 peanut m&m

Tasted, then cut with water to capture more aromas.

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