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    RED WINES      
    CASTELLARE CASTELLINA
A Top Super-Tuscan domaine, making lovely savoury wines.
     
12   I SODI di SAN NICCOLO
Castellare Castellina

RP/Monica Larner -
The 2015 I Sodi di S. Niccolò is another beautiful new release from Castellare di Castellina. This is a seamlessly executed expression of Sangioveto (an antique name for Sangiovese) with a smaller part Malvasia Nera from a sunny vintage that produced generous and exuberant fruit across the board. White pepper, spice, wild rose and toasted anise seed appear on the close. The finish is soft and yielding with sweet tannins. Present this gorgeous red alongside a roasted pheasant.
2015 £79.00

 

 

RP/ML95
2022-40

 

 
           
    CASTELLO dei RAMPOLLA
A Top Super-Tuscan domaine, making long lasting, well balanced, powerful  wines.
     
21   SAMMARCO
Castello dei Rampolla

RP/Monica Larner -
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese, the Castello dei Rampolla 2016 Sammarco was held back for an extra year of aging before its commercial release. In fact, I already reviewed the 2017 vintage last year because that wine is many times more accessible and immediate than this one.  Despite that slight astringency, this is a wine of courage and vision. It shows expertly measured fruit weight and lots of lively intensity on the bouquet.
2016 £58.00

 

 

RP/ML96+
2024-45

 

 
5   VIGNA d'ALCEO
Castello dei Rampolla

RP/Monica Larner -
The Castello dei Rampolla 2016 d'Alceo is an extra dark and brooding expression of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot in a supporting role. The wine sits firmly on the palate, imparting weight, staying power and extra heat. In fact, some sort of bistecca alla Fiorentina or otherwise succulent grilled meat pairing is what comes immediately to mind. The immense power of the wine rumbles and trembles in the glass, figuratively speaking, revealing dried blackberry, prune and black cherry confit. This 2016 vintage shows impressive clarity and focus both on the nose and in the mouth.
2016 £85.00

 

 

RP/ML96
2022-40

 

 
           
    CERETTO
An excellent address for good  value and well made Barbaresco wines.
     
16   BARBARESCO
Ceretto

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
Ceretto's entry-level 2016 Barbaresco has all of the energy and vibrancy it showed as a barrel sample. The 2016 is not big or obvious, instead it offers superb persistence and striking balance. Sweet red cherry, mint, pine, licorice and candied orange peel all grace this exquisite entry-level Barbaresco from Ceretto. The straight Barbaresco is a blend of approximately 65% Bernardot and 35% Asili from younger vines and lower, less well-exposed parcels.
2016 £44.00

 

Vinous/AG92
2021-31

 

 
           
    FENOCCHIO, GIACOMO
With vineyards in the heart of Barolo production zone, the Fenocchio estate has produced wines for over five generations, following family traditions handed down from father to son.

Good value Barolo's which are well worth a try!

     
9   BAROLO
Fenocchio

Richard Harding
MW, jancisrobinson.com - Juicy black bramble fruit with a charred beef edge. There's oak scent here too, lending a delicious cinnamon and clove spice. Serious structure with boisterous acidity cutting through the tannin. Smoky on the finish, and beautifully complex.
2011 £38.00

 

RH18/20
2017-35

 
           
    IL POGGIONE
Il Poggione is Montalcino’s fourth largest estate, with an eye-popping 125 hectares of Brunello designated vineyards.

Top Quality at a fair price!

     
30  

BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO
Il Poggione

RP/Monica Larner - The Il Poggione 2018 Brunello di Montalcino reveals a dark and savoury character with more fruit weight and concentration than you might find in many of its peers. This wine shows a dense centre of gravity that is padded with dark cherry, blackberry, toasted spice, mahogany smoked meat and tilled earth. Despite the robust aromas, this Sangiovese is actually quite streamlined and polished in texture. The tannins are soft and veering toward accessibility. The estate's Riserva Vigna Paganelli was not made in 2018, so fruit from that wine went here instead.

2018 £32.00

 

RP/ML95
2024-40

 
13  

BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO
'Vigna Riserva Paganelli'
Il Poggione

RP/Monica Larner - This is the top-shelf wine from Il Poggione, and it's a must-have bottle for those who collect wines from this celebrated estate. From an icon vintage, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli is a beauty. It stands at the intersection of intensity, elegance and power. The fruit is shapely and dense with plenty of blackberry and black cherry, and you also get savoury touches of campfire ash, tar, licorice, ferrous earth and balsam herb. Honestly, you get it all, including that distinctive Brunello power and abundance that is not easily achieved with such careful balance. The finish is structured, fresh and long, and with more time in the glass, the leathery or savoury aromas become more pronounced (as does the alcohol).

2016 £55.00

 

RP/ML96
2025-50

 
           
           

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