Press Reviews: October

by Eve-Marie Letondel

Press Reviews October

Our latest press reviews: The Sunday Times, Decanter, The Guardian & The Wine Conversation.

Benefit from our case price discount in red by buying any 12 bottles from this selection – in a mixed case of your design or simply by the dozen.

The Sunday Times, Don’t shun the sherry. The best bottles to buy now, Will Lyons, 20/10/2021:

2021 release Tio pepe en rama

TIO PEPE 2021 RELEASE En Rama Gonzalez Byass
£15.50 | £14.50
Review: ‘Aficionados often get excited by “en rama”, or “raw” sherries, which are bottled unfiltered straight from the cask. These tend to display greater intensity and complexity than filtered fino, and here you’ll find savoury, briny olive notes with a lovely dry finish.’

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Decanter, Brilliant Brunello, Olivia Mason, 11/10/2021:

Padelletti 2015 riserva

2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Riserva Padelletti
£89.95 | £80.75
Review: ‘Very elegant nose displaying fresh floral aromas with some lemon and red cherry notes over savoury nuances of mushrooms, tobacco and cedarwood. It flows across the palate with silky grace.’

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The Wine Conversation, The Bunch Tasting, Sarah Kemp, 10/10/2021:

2019 CHIANTI CLASSICO Poggerino

2019 CHIANTI CLASSICO Poggerino
£19.95 | £17.95
Review: ‘Lea and Sandeman have long been renowned for finding some of the most interesting producers in Italy, and here we have another example. Beautifully expressive and generous, this wine bursts with brilliantly vibrant cherry fruit and finishes with that satisfying Chianti bite. Wild Tuscan herbs intermingle with notes of dark bitter chocolate, fleshy but controlled; the overall impression is one of racy excitement..’

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The Guardian, Pick of The Bunch: rising stars as chosen by independent importers, David Williams, 10/10/2021:

2020 KRATOS Fiano Luigi Maffini

2020 KRATOS Fiano Luigi Maffini
£22.95 | £20.50
Review: ‘An intoxicatingly aromatic, sumptuously rich yet vivacious southern Italian white.’

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Decanter, Discover the diversity of Castilla y León, David Williams, 06/10/2021:

2019 MUNIA TORO Roble Bodegas Viñaguareña

2019 MUNIA TORO Roble Bodegas Viñaguareña
£12.50 | £10.95
Review: ‘Bright and attractive take on the Toro Tempranillo template with red as well as black fruit. Proper ripeness, well managed oak and grainy tannins in proportion. Sweet finish.’

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