I Vigneri Vinupetra Etna Rosso 2006 – Sicilia

I Vigneri Vinupetra Etna Rosso 2006 – Sicilia

The wine shows a pale ruby colour with a garnet rim. The nose reveals savoury notes of black olives, soya sauce and beef jus, nuances of prunes, figs and baked cherries. The palate is elegant and vertical, uplifted by crunchy, juicy acidity, balancing the bold, meaty tannins. A lot of balsamic sapidity on the palate….

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I Vigneri Vinupetra Etna Rosso 2014 – Sicilia

I Vigneri Vinupetra Etna Rosso 2014 – Sicilia

The wine shows a pale ruby colour. The nose is heady and concentrated, with soaring notes of Mediterranean herbs, peonies, rosehip, barberry, red and black cherries. The palate offers powerful concentration, bold, fine-grained, slightly drying tannins, high complexity. The wine is muscular and heady, balanced by refreshing acidity and bright fruitiness, complemented by nuances of…

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I Vigneri Vinupetra Etna Rosso 2016 – Sicilia

I Vigneri Vinupetra Etna Rosso 2016 – Sicilia

The wine shows a pale ruby colour. The nose initially is very aromatic, dominated by notes of dried herbs, complicated by nuances of red cherries, cherry compote, a touch of peony, tar and iron. The palate is focused and precise, revealing crunchy acidity, bold and powerful structure, muscular, slightly drying, assertive tannins. Notes of orange…

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I Vigneri Vinupetra Etna Rosso 2020 – Sicilia

I Vigneri Vinupetra Etna Rosso 2020 – Sicilia

The wine shows a pale ruby colour. The nose is perfumed, floral, revealing notes of sour cherries, red forest berries, a touch of dark minerality, nuances of dried Mediterranean herbs. The palate offers elevated, juicy acidity, well-balanced alcohol and plush, silky tannins. The wine is packed with balsamic notes, hints of pine needles, an irony…

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Douloufakis Winery Dafnios Vidiano 2016 – Crete

Douloufakis Winery Dafnios Vidiano 2016 – Crete

The nose is smoky, needs time to open up. Initial smoky notes give way to herbal nuances of garrigue and gentian, a touch of ripe apricot in the echo. The palate is savoury and buttery, with a smooth, creamy texture, elevated, zesty acidity, distinct salinity and a lingering note of liquorice on the ling finish.

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Gaia Wines Ammonite 2020 – Santorini

Gaia Wines Ammonite 2020 – Santorini

The wine is discreet on the nose, revealing delicate nuances of lemon zest, a touch of apricots and subtle notes of sweet spices. The palate is massive, powerful, with a waxy texture sticking to the gums. Notes of Mediterranean herbs combine with nuances of cloves and nutmeg, with a refreshing citrusy note reverberating in the…

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Domaine Sigalas Kavalieros 2020 – Santorini

Domaine Sigalas Kavalieros 2020 – Santorini

The nose is citrusy and floral, revealing nuances of lemon zest, a touch of grapefruit, a hint of acacia and honeysuckle. The palate reveals piercing, crisp acidity, a very tight structure, linear and vertical character, phenolic grip. The palate mirrors the nose with citrusy and floral aromas, adding to the chalky mineral hints and a…

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Gavalas Winery Enalia 2018 – Santorini

Gavalas Winery Enalia 2018 – Santorini

The nose is delicate and discreet, later opening up with nuances of apricot blossom, a touch of grapefruit and lemon zest, a hint of meadow flowers. The palate is phenolic and powerful, offering a grippy, waxy texture, intense minerality and salinity, a light bitterness in the aftertaste. Long finish with a clinging marzipan note.

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Dettori Bianco 2012 – Romangia IGT – Sardinia

Dettori Bianco 2012 – Romangia IGT – Sardinia

The nose is slightly volatile, uplifting the exuberant fruit. Notes of ripe apricots interlace gracefully with nuances of ginger and allspice, a touch of iodine and white pepper. The palate is voluptuous and rich, very spicy and savoury. The finish lasts for minutes. A gorgeous wine that has a further ageing potential.

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Dettori Bianco 2005 – Romangia IGT – Sardinia

Dettori Bianco 2005 – Romangia IGT – Sardinia

The nose shows nuances of bruised apple and a distinct saline, savoury touch, well-integrated oxidation that adds to the complexity. The palate is vivid and fresh, with bright fruitiness of ripe apricots and yellow apples, a nutty hint, savoury notes of fennel and liquorice. Multi-layered and long. Bears well its age.

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