|1109. 2010 Barbera d’Alba- VAJRA
A blend from six vineyards loaded with fruit and crisp acidity. Powerful like its previous vintages.
|1101. 2010 Barbera d`Alba `Gisep` MASSOLINO
Produced in tiny quantities, and was first produced in 1998. A plummy, blackberry and vanilla nose. Intense palate of ripe and concentrated fruit, the characteristic smooth, relatively low tannins of good Barbera.
|1103. 2009 Il Favot, Langhe Nebbiolo, ALDO CONTERNO
100% Nebbiolo - a serious wine with superb concentration and balance.
|1108. 2007 Barberesco Rabaja, BRUNO ROCCA
Intensity of fruit balanced by a typical Piedmontese structure – lovely use of oak.
|1104. 2007 Barolo ‘Bricco Viole’ VAJRA
Packed elegant fruit, goes on and on - high class modern Barolo
|1102. 2009 Nebbiolo d’Alba, Valmaggiore, LUCIANO SANDRONE
Certainly reminiscent of the Côte d’Or’s finest. Focus is on painfully low yields in the vineyard, grapes subjected to a relatively short maceration period and no heavy-handed oak - only 10% new oak.
|1110. 2007 Barolo Margheria, MASSOLINO
Intense and powerful on the nose, it has a floral, rose petal perfume with a savoury,
elegant palate, ripe but powerful structure and a long elegant, rose petal finish.
Not only accessible in its youth, but will also age extremely well.
|1107. 2005 Barolo, ALDO CONTERNO
The juice is transferred to large Slavonia oak casks where it is aged and refined for 26 months. The Nebbiolo grapes used to make Barolo come from vineyards which are at least 20 years old. Powerful with tones of the classic Barolo tones such as orange, truffle and liquorice, with a hint of oak.
|1105. 2001 Vigna Rionda, Barolo MASSOLINO
More traditional style, aged Barolo at its best – silky almost burgundian!
|1106. 1995 Barbaresco, GAJA
A saturated deep ruby colour. This is a stellar Barbaresco and yet another testament to Angelo Gaja's winemaking skills.
|1112. 1989 Barolo, ALDO CONTERNO
Last few bottles remaining, aged and ready to go – still remarkable fruit from a lovely vintage.
|1100. 1989 Barolo - GD VAJRA
From a small parcel of wine I recently bought – I love Vajra wines, so different but always elegant and drinkable – again aged as great Barolo should be.
|1300. 2007 Morellino di Scansano Riserva, ‘Poggio Valente’, LE PUPILLE
Sweet dark fruit with outstanding length and layered, highly nuanced feel. 100% Sangiovese, stunning perfume, depth and lots of flesh.
|1301. 2006 Brunello di Montalcino SAN POLO
All Sangiovese - good depth of ruby red colour, liquorice and blackberry nose. Classic gamey, liquorice fruit characteristic of Brunello. Excellent weight, rounded tannins and nicely developed plummy fruit. It finishes long, with appealing, spicy complexity.
|1315. 2006 Le Cupole, TENUTA DI TRINORO, MAREMMA
Predominantly Cabernet Franc, Spicy, lively palate of strawberry, black cherry and plum. Excellent length. Refreshing acidity. Supple tannins.
|1303. 1997 Cepparello Isole e Olena, Chianti Classico
100% Sangiovese - superb mix of power and grace. Some liquorice beside the black fruits in the bouquet. On the palate some forest impressions, firm acidity and melted tannin that still offers a nice bite. Beautiful, complex and juicy wine.
|1306. 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, COSTANT
Brunello is usally a medium full-bodied wine with both strong acidity and tannins that support leathery, subtly spicy tones of coffee and tobacco that add depth to the classic plum and dark cherry fruits.
|1305. 1995 Solengo, TENUTA DI ARGIANO
Solengo (meaning to go it alone) is a superb blend of Sangiovese and Syrah. A stunning nose of blackcurrants, chocolate, smoke and floral. Dense and rich, with full body but exceptional purity, fleshy, powerful, silky-textured wine impressively conceals some serious tannin.
|1316. 2009 Montevertine, AZIENDA AGRICOLA MONTEVERTINE
Firm yet well-integrated tannins support expressive sweet red cherries, freshly cut flowers and mint. The 2009 is a highly attractive, pointed Montevertine that oozes class and elegance.
|1304. 1997 Fontalloro, Felsina Berardenga, CASTELNUOVA BERARDENGA
Felsina makes some of Tuscany's greatest wines. Considering the high quality, these wines are surprisingly affordable
|1307. 2003 La Poja, ALLEGRINI
A full bodied, intense and elegant red from 100% Corvina. Gorgeous cherry and tobacco notes on the nose with Christmas cake overtones and some sweet oak
|1313. 2008 Amarone Classico, ALLEGRINI
Intense ruby red. Warm and spicy bouquet, with aromas of raisins. This is due to the fact that the grapes are allowed to partially dry prior to fermenting. Well-structured, complex, elegant and velvety. An extremely important wine in Italian viticulture, Amarone is an exclusive and unique symbol of the Valpolicella region.