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    WHITE WINES      
    ANTINORI
A Top producer of 'Super Tuscan' wines, highly recommended!
     
12   CERVARO DELLA SALA
Antinori, Marchesi

Not reviewed yet; but this is what jancisrobinson.com says about the 2017 vintage
:
90% Chardonnay, 10% Grechetto. Chardonnay aged for five months in old oak before blending with the (unoaked) Grechetto.

Nutty, matchstick nose. Lemon cake, slate, floral jasmine note. Has the poise and fragrance of great Côte de Beaune or Victoria, but a hotter finish. Long and saline. (RH)
2019 £58.00



2021-28

 
           
    QUERCIABELLA
A top quality Tuscany producer. Antonio Galloni says "These wines are simply gorgeous. That's all there to it"
     
28   BATAR
Querciabella

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni A gorgeous wine, the 2017 Batàr is soft, open-knit and alluring from the first taste. Apricot, chamomile, mint, peach and dried herbs are all finely knit in the 2017. Although the 2017 will improve in bottle, it is already accessible and easy to enjoy. The interplay of textural richness and freshness makes for a beguiling white.

2017 £65.00 Vinous/AG94
2020-30
           
           
    RED WINES      
    QUERCIABELLA
A top quality Tuscany producer. Antonio Galloni says "These wines are simply gorgeous. That's all there to it"
     
35   CHIANTI CLASSICO ORGANIC
Querciabella

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni The 2017 Chianti Classico is bright, floral and beautifully lifted, with lovely red berry and rose petal character. Pliant and supple, with terrific balance, the Querciabella 2017 is one of the more refined, restrained Chianti Classico's readers will come across in this vintage, with Radda very much driving the personality of the wine in its aromatic and red fruit profile. The 2017 finishes with terrific energy and nuance. This is the second vintage in which most of the wine was aged predominantly in 500L barrels and 30HL casks.

2017 £22.00 Vinous/AG92
2019-32
23   CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA ORGANIC
Querciabella

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is an attractive wine built on aromatics and structure, with the fruit more in the background. It will be interesting to see if it fleshes out with more time in bottle. Sweet red cherry, lavender, rose petal, mint and spice gradually develop in the glass, but the 2016 remains quite reticent. It will be interesting to see if time in bottle brings out more depth. Today, the 2016 is decidedly shy. I very much like the energy here.

2016 £29.00 Vinous/AG93+
2020-36
           
    ANTINORI
A Top producer of 'Super Tuscan' wines, highly recommended!
     
12   GUADO AL TASSO
Antinori, Marchesi

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
The 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso is just as impressive as it was last year. Dark, sumptuous and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2015 possesses stunning textural richness and yet maintains striking freshness.
In 2015, Guado al Tasso is powerful and explosive, with tremendous energy in all of its dimensions. The slightly higher Cabernet Franc (18%) comes through in expansive, penetrating aromatics that add brightness to a core of dark fruit, mocha, espresso, spice and grilled herbs. Quite simply, the 2015 is a fabulous Guado al Tasso.
 
2015 £90.00

 

Vinous/AG96
2020-35

 
           
    BREZZA, GIACOME
Brezza remains one of the most under the radar growers in Barolo. His Barolos remain medium bodied, with a classic sense of austerity.

These wines are especially recommended for those of you who love traditionally made Barolo!

     
35   BAROLO CASTELLERO
Brezza

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
 
Brezza's 2010 Barolo Castellero offers up a super-classic profile of dried rose petal, anise, mint, coffee, sweet herbs and dried cherries.
A gracious, mid-weight Barolo, the 2010 stands out for its soft, approachable personality and impeccable sense of balance.
Sweet floral and spice notes linger on the soft, feminine finish. This is the most ethereal and fleeting of the 2010s.
2010 £48.00

 

Vinous/AG92
2015-30

TOP Vintage 
           
    CASTELLARE di CASTELLINA
A Top Tuscany domaine, making full-bodied wines that will reward cellaring for several years
     
12   I SODI SAN NICCOLO
Castellare di Castellina

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
The 2015 I Sodi di San Niccolò is just stratospheric. That's pretty much all there is to it. Plush, deep and explosive, the 2015 possesses magnificent depth. The 15% Malvasia Nera gives tannic backbone and energy to balance the wine's natural richness. Sweet red cherry, cedar, smoke, tobacco and licorice build in a racy, flamboyant Sodi that hits all the right notes. In a word: stunning!
2015 £78.00

 

Vinous/AG98
2023-40

 

 
           
    CERETTO
An excellent address for good  value and well made Barbaresco wines.
     
24   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 £45.00

 

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!

     
16   BAROLO
Fenocchio

Jancisrobinson.com/Richard Hemming -
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 £29.00

 

RH18/20
2017-35

 
17   BAROLO BUSSIA
Fenocchio

James Suckling -  Walnut, berry and milk chocolate character on the nose and palate. Full and chewy with round and soft tannins and a savoury finish.
2011 £45.00

 

JS92
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!

     
44  

BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO
Il Poggione

Vinous.com/Eric Guido -
Il Poggione 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers up a dark, earthy, almost animal-like expression, showing black soil and undergrowth, giving way to crushed black cherry, dusty spice, and dried florals which lift the experience. On the palate, soft, fleshy textures usher in fresh cherry and strawberry, as brisk acids add energy, with savoury herbs and minerals saturating, as the 2015 Il Poggione’s fruit nearly masks its structural core.
The finish is long yet fresh, with classic, fine tannins, dried red fruits and pretty inner floral tones lingering throughout this perfectly balanced expression. The 2015 s pure class
and built for the cellar.

2015 £31.00

 

Vinous/EG97
2017-35

 
           
    FONTODI
A Top Italian estate, making excellent wines from the Tuscany region.
     
12  

 FLACCIANELLO della PIEVE
Fontodi
Vinous.com/
Antonio Galloni - The 2015 Flaccianello della Pieve is even more stratospheric than it was last year. Rich and ample on the palate, Flaccianello captures all of the best qualities of this radiant vintage. The blend of sites, all in higher altitude spots near the centre of town, yields a gorgeous, riveting wine of the very highest level. Dense and brooding, with magnificent energy as well as nuance, the 2015 Flaccianello is positively stunning.

2015 £98.00

 

Vinous/AG99
2025-40

TOP Vintage

 
           
    FRESCOBALDI
A Top Italian estate, making a wide range of wines. We particularly like the Brunello listed below - pricy but delicious!
     
16  

LUCE DELLA VITE
BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO

Frescobaldi
RP/Monica Larner - The 2010 Luce della Vite Brunello di Montalcino is a dark and impenetrable wine that oozes intensity and impressive opulence. This is one of those Brunello wines that takes Sangiovese to the outer limits of concentration at the outer edge of space and then flings it back down to us earthlings to enjoy. Given the softness and the textural richness, it's safe to predict that this wine will drink well in both the near and long term. It has that unique aging flexibility. Only the tannins, mostly oak tannins by the taste of them, need additional softening and finessing that should occur with extra cellar aging.

2010 £90.00

 

ML94
2016-30

TOP Vintage

 
           
    PODERE FORTE
Pasquale Forte, the owner of this Top estate says: "Fortune favours the Bold" - this pretty much sums up the quality of this wine - Lovely Wine!
     
9  

PETRUCCI
Podere Forte
Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni
- One of the unquestioned stars of the vintage, the 2010 Petrucci is simply stunning. Today, the 2010 is understandably quite young and structured, but the wine's finesse is impossible to miss. Dark cherries, savoury herbs, licorice, mint and fennel form a mosaic of nearly indescribable beauty. Mid weight and gracious, yet deep and utterly vivid in the glass, the 2010 Petrucci is breathtaking in its beauty. It is also one of the finest wines I have ever tasted at Podere Forte. An eternal finish rounds things out in style. Wow!

2010 £84.00

 

Vinous/AG97
2016-30

TOP Vintage

 
           
    SIRO PACENTI
A Top Brunello estate, making full-flavoured wines. The below wine is one of their 'star' cuvee's.
     
9  

BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO VECCHIE VIGNE
Siro Pacenti
Vinous.com/Eric Guido
- The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne presents an extroverted mix of both red and blue berry fruits, complemented by notes of sweet spice, milk chocolate and plum. On the palate, silky textures play host to ripe red and black fruits, laced with savoury herbs, hints of olive, and saline-minerals. The finish is long and structured, resonating on zesty acids and spice, as notes of dried cherry and dark inner florals slowly fade. To be honest, I didn’t expect such a brilliant and balanced showing on the palate, and I believe that once the Vecchie Vigne sheds some of its sweet fruit on the nose, it will show beautifully from start to finish.

2015 £125.00

 

Vinous/EG94
2022-32

 

           
    TENUTA SAN LEONARDO
A really good estate in the Trentino region; making top wines at reasonable prices.
     
3  

SAN LEONARDO
Tenuta San Leonardo
Vinous.com/Eric Guido
- The 2015 San Leonardo is a classic in the making. The bouquet is wonderfully perfumed with peppery florals, mixing tart cherry and blueberry with white smoke, hints of graphite and shaved cedar. Silky textures race across a core of juicy acids and minerals, making for a ripe yet cool-toned and pleasurably tactile expression. Youthful tannins slowly make themselves known toward the close. Long, structured and spicy, the 2015 finishes with a crescendo of tart blue and black fruits, tapering off to notes of subtly sweet spice. As good as this is today, it will only get better over time. That said, it doesn’t appear that this is going to shut down anytime in the immediate future, so it’s certainly worth checking on a bottle or two before forgetting the rest in your cellar.

2015 £58.00

 

Vinous/EG95
2022-42

 

           
    VIETTI
A really great  address for Top Barolo - if you would like something special, give this a try!
     
18  

BAROLO CASTIGLIONE
Vietti
Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni
- The 2010 Barolo Castiglione is beautiful in the way it brings together the vibrancy of the year with a soft, inviting textural presence. Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet spices, anise and red berries are all woven together nicely in the glass. With time in the glass, the wine blossoms with exquisite finesse, floral aromatics and exquisite overall balance. Ripe, silky tannins support the exquisite finish. An insanely beautiful wine, the 2010 will give readers a good idea of just how great the 2010 vintage is at Vietti. The Barolo Castiglione is made from a large number of parcels across the Barolo zone, many of which are of a high enough level of quality that they could be bottled separately. This is first-class juice.

2010 £74.00

 

Vinous/AG94
2017-30

TOP Vintage

 
           
           
           

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