This is a very beautiful red with currant and berry character. Very fine and polished tannins, too. The impact is just so polished and focused. Linear and exciting. A barrel sample but should be great.
The 2020 Côtes Du Rhône Lieu-Dit Clavin is a pretty, elegant, medium-bodied effort that shows the classy style of this estate. More blue fruits, cherries, licorice, and peppery notes define the nose, and it has fine... Read More
The stunning nose of ripe black cherry announces what this concentrated, fresh red Burgundy is all about. So much energy, plus a firm yet fine tannin structure and long, mineral finish make a serious statement for this underrated... Read More
The 2019 Givry Clos Pascal Monopole is also very promising, wafting from the glass with scents of rose petals, plums and spices mingled with hints of wild berries, woodsmoke and raw cocoa. Medium to full-bodied, lively and perfumed,... Read More
Such an amazing nose to this with dried peaches and limes, flowers and hot stones. Full-bodied, very sweet and powerful with a soft, caressing texture and a tangy, bright finish. A wonderful combination of late-harvest fruit and... Read More
A traditional beauty that effuses iron, warm earth and savory tobacco leaves, together with plums, spices and orange zest. This is juicy and still tight, with firm but savory tannins. Medium-weight and quite zesty in texture,... Read More
Here's a new surprise, and a very big one at that. Available in magnum only, the Mastrojanni 2020 Rosso di Montalcino Vigna Palazzetto is symbolic of the winery's efforts to embrace the Rosso category of the appellation... Read More
The nose here is just the sort that pulls you in immediately, as it combines super fresh elements of tea leaves, crushed stones and black pepper with creme de cassis, vanilla and baking spices. Full-bodied and very chewy but with... Read More