The Grand Jury Européen is a very well-respected and serious blind-tasting organization made up of important trade people throughout the world – members include Michel Bettane (one of the world’s top wine journalists and tasters) and our very own Luciano Sandrone. Just over a year ago (in November of 2008) the GJE held a blind tasting of the top 2004 and 2005 Bolgheri wines. Included were Ornellaia, Guato al Tasso, Sassicaia…all the usual suspects.
The winner of this rigorous, double-blind tasting? Enrico Santini’s Montepergoli 2004! A tremendous showing for Enrico, and validation of his incredible work and wines. Check out the results here. And the origin of this tremendous wine? Enrico’s garage: