There is a good French film called Le Goût des Autres with Agnès Jaouï and Jean-Pierre Bacri. Worth seeing.
I was minded of this as Antonio Galloni’s Vinous website today published his reviews of the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino vintage. Although both he and James Suckling revere the vintage as truly great, their personal choices vary wildly.
James Suckling does not mention one of the wines I represent, Cerbaiona, where as Galloni sprinkles it with a magic 100 points.
By the same token, Casanova di Neri’s (who I also represent) Tenuta Nuova merits 99 from Suckling, but a harsh 88 from Galloni. If ever there was a reason to read the text it is that last score, but the demarkation is interesting. That is a big spread. It’s a lot of disagreement.
The charm of the old or the shock of the new?
For my part, with my daughter’s birthday hamburgers we drank a bottle of 2007 Cerbaiona Rosso di Montalcino. It was delicious.