2008 BAROSSA 'CHOOK' Chardonnay Australian Terroirs
Great value Chardonnay from selected Eden Valley fruit. Given a brief period of oak maturation which in turn gives the wine excellent texture and weight. The fruit is soft, ripe and exotic, but in... ( more info )
2013 GALANT Vermentino Toscana Azienda Agricola Bicocchi
Weighty, saline, aromatic, very silky feel - well-done, with some real class and flavour depth and remaining very fresh.
2011 MISTERIOSO Grenache-Syrah Domaine La Sarabande
We simply loved everything about this wine. It is very simply made, from the treatment in the vineyard to the natural wild yeast ferment, to the handling in the winery. Marked by dark cherry fruit... ( more info )
2012 CÔTES DU RHÔNE Rouge La Dame Rousse Domaine de la Mordorée
Another brilliant year in the southern Rhone – this 2012 is packed with juice and is an immediately quaffable wine, with ripe fruit, notes of cherries, spice and warm herbs. A delicious, good value... ( more info )
2012 CARDAELIS Alicante Toscana Azienda Agricola Bicocchi
Very pale ruby, round and absolutely silky mouthfeel which seems to be the signature of wines from this estate, red or white. Grown on hard clay. Fresh and altogether delightful, this juicily red... ( more info )
2013 RIBOLLA GIALLA Collio Visintini
Palmira says that 2013 was a brilliant growing season for them, just after the grapes set on the vines the rain stopped and a long, steady dry spelll followed so the fruit was in perfect shape by... ( more info )
2011 ARMONIA DI MORETA Sangiovese Monteregio di Massa Marittima Azienda Agricola Bicocchi
100% Sangiovese. Silky as all the Bicocchi wines, great 'weightless' purity, a very attractive easy style, with a good tautness of acidity to keep it fresh and more-ish.
2013 FRIULANO Collio Visintini
One of the great values of this autumn tasting, this Friulano from the Visintini family starts out incredibly fresh with a hint of smokiness in the glass, and a cleansing spritz on the tongue, turning... ( more info )
2012 IL LABIRINTO Poggerino
This would be Chianti Classico if Piero didn't choose to declassify it, which he does because he makes it from Poggerino's younger vineyards.
2012 DRINK ME Douro Red Niepoort
All the grapes in this cracking blend come from old vines, from a range of different Douro vineyards, freshness and edge is ensured as there is no with no malo - results are a crystalline, minerally... ( more info )
2013 VERDICCHIO CLASSICO SUPERIORE Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Azienda Agricola Andrea Felici
A good old screwcap following stainless steel fermentation shows the forward-thinking attitude towards freshness in this organic Verdicchio, in which a refreshing appley bite and a delicate nuttiness... ( more info )