Les Solistes – Malbec 2019 – Bordeaux Supérieur

Les Solistes – Malbec 2019 – Bordeaux Supérieur

The nose is spicy and tense. The wine benefits from being decanted. There are notes of blackcurrant, blackcurrant leaf and more slightly of spices combined with subtle touches of crunchy red berries, a hint of varietal/blackberry as well as discreet hints of pepper and clove. The palate is fruity and offers juiciness, minerality, freshness, good…

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Ettore Germano – 2015 Riserva Blanc de Noir, Pas dosé – Alta Langa

Ettore Germano – 2015 Riserva Blanc de Noir, Pas dosé – Alta Langa

The nose is fresh, fruity and offers delicacy in its fruit. It reveals notes of juicy yellow apple and slight notes of juicy quince associated with slight touches of apple blossom as well as slight hints of juicy/fresh mirabelle plum and discreet hints of fresh nutmeg in the aftertaste. The palate is fruity and offers…

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Pasquale Pelissero – Crosé 2019 – Brut, Piemonte Spumante

Pasquale Pelissero – Crosé 2019 – Brut, Piemonte Spumante

The nose is fruity, fresh and slightly tight. It reveals notes of quince, apricot and, more slightly, hints of pear associated with fine touches almost of citrus zest as well as a discreet hint of dried mandarin and spices. The palate is fruity and offers a tangy frame, a bit of roundness and energy. The…

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Bera – 2016 Extra Brut – Alta Langa DOC

Bera – 2016 Extra Brut – Alta Langa DOC

The nose is fruity and offers a fine minerality. It reveals notes of fresh pear, fresh quince and slight hints of yellow peach associated with fine touches of toast and an almost imperceptible hint of egg cream. The palate is fruity and offers a tangy frame, energy, good definition and dynamism. The effervescence is fine,…

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TM Brut 24, Metodo Classico

TM Brut 24, Metodo Classico

The nose is fruity and offers fine concentration, freshness, good definition and a refined richness. It reveals notes of yellow apple, juicy/ripe mirabelle plum and slight notes of juicy/fresh white fruits associated with a discreet hint of egg cream and a subtle hint of cereal/wheat. The mouth is fruity and offers freshness, a nice definition,…

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Malvira’ – Rive Gauche Rosé – Metodo Charmat, Extra-Brut

Malvira’ – Rive Gauche Rosé – Metodo Charmat, Extra-Brut

(base 2020) The nose is fruity and offers a certain delicacy. It reveals notes of fleshy white peach, lychee and, more slightly, – notes of peach blossom associated with touches of crushed white fruits as well as a discreet almost chalky hint. The palate is balanced and offers minerality, a tangy frame, some crunchiness, a…

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Quail’s Gate, Stewart Family, Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Quail’s Gate, Stewart Family, Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Composed of clone 95 exclusively this is the estate’s flagship white, grapes are grown on the volcanic slopes of Boucherie Mountain just above the winery. The Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is whole-cluster pressed and 100% barrel fermented in new and neutral French oak. Full malolactic fermentation was carried out to enhance the mid-palate, with aging…

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Le Clos des Saumanes – Les Sarments d’Hippocrate – Vin de France 2021

Le Clos des Saumanes – Les Sarments d’Hippocrate – Vin de France 2021

(Organic) The wine shows a pale ruby colour with a watery rim. The nose is intense and fruity. Notes of red cherries, wild strawberries, forest raspberries spiced with a touch of cloves soar from the glass. The palate is crunchy and juicy, with elevated, though well-balanced alcohol, smooth, aerial tannins and refreshing acidity. The wine…

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Cantina Roeno Enantio Riserva “1865 Pre-fillossera” Terra dei Forti DOC 2017 – Veneto

Cantina Roeno Enantio Riserva “1865 Pre-fillossera” Terra dei Forti DOC 2017 – Veneto

Enantio (family of Lambruscos) The nose reveals vivid notes of red and black cherries, sour cherry compote, nuances of sweet spice and a touch of cedar wood in the background. The palate is smoky, offering grippy texture and bold, slightly drying tannins. The acidity is well-balanced and juicy. A bit bitter, astringent finish.

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Ruggeri Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut Vecchie Viti 2021 – Veneto

Ruggeri Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut Vecchie Viti 2021 – Veneto

94% Glera, 2% Verdiso, 2% Bianchetta, 2% Perera taken from single vines between 80 and 100 years old. The wine offers the typical notes of Glera, nuances of pear blossom, fresh white pears and yellow apples, delicate hints of white flowers. The palate is light and aerial with refreshing, soft acidity, pleasant salinity, complicated by…

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