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  • Albert Vevey Blanc de Morgex et La Salle 2018

    £34.99

    “Medium straw-green-yellow. Ripe, musky and floral aromas of lemon drop, butter, mint, oatmeal and pomaceous orchard fruit. Sweet and juicy, with good cut and spice character; there’s nothing hard about this fresh Blanc de Morgex et La Salle. Closes with nicely persistent hints of white flowers, orange oil and resin. Makes an outstanding aperitif but is big enough to stand up to vegetable appetizers and delicately cooked freshwater fish entrées. Drinking window: 2019-2023. 92 points”

    Ian D’Agata, Vinous (01/20)

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  • Aldo Conterno Barbera d’Alba Conca Tre Pile 2020

    £40.95

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  • Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia 2019

    £95.95

    “The 2019 Barolo Bussia is redolent of crushed red berry fruit, cedar, mint, spice, sweet pipe tobacco and orange peel. Firm and sinewy, with veins of insistent supporting tannin, the 2019 is a terrific example of the vintage and this bottling. Impressive. And gorgeous. Give it a few years to soften. Drinking window: 2024-2034. 92 points

    The 2019s are the finest wines I have tasted from Poderi Aldo Conterno in a long time. When Aldo Conterno passed away in 2012 he left the winery to his three sons, Giacomo, Franco and Stefano. In the ensuing years, my impression was often that the winery lacked clear direction. Numerous decisions were taken with the goal of improving quality, but those choices did not always show in the wines. They sure do in the 2019s. The four Barolos I tasted are all super-expressive and nuanced, with tons of character. As always, the Aldo Conterno wines have a bit more mid-palate richness than most super-classic Barolos and also a discreet touch of framing new oak. In 2019, the wines are impeccably balanced and beautifully done.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/24)

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  • Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala 2017

    £129.99

    “The Poderi Aldo Conterno 2017 Barolo Bussia Cicala reveals a deep garnet color with some dark copper. Like the other 2017 wines from this celebrated producer, I can’t help but suspect that these areas of Bussia suffered from the heat and some of the other weather challenges associated with this growing season. A clear note of overt ripeness comes across as dried strawberry or sweet crème de cassis. The finish is similarly weighed down by the fruit weight and oak tannins. Drink: 2023-2028. 91 points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (06/21)

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  • Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 2018

    £199.95

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  • Aldo Conterno Barolo Romirasco 2017

    £197.95

    “Opening to a dark color and robust consistency, the Poderi Aldo Conterno 2017 Barolo Bussia Romirasco is perhaps the most powerful of the four new releases reviewed here. Wearing broad shoulders and sporting a heavy gait over the palate, the wine sees a solid construction of dark berry and spicy or toasted oak aromas. There is a lot to behold in this bottle, and it definitely shows the potential to soften and relax with more cellar aging. However, you definitely need to put the bottle aside for many years. Drink: 2025-2043. 94 points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (06/21)

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  • Aldo Conterno Bussiador 2020

    £85.95

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  • Aldo Conterno Nebbiolo Langhe Il Favot 2019

    £49.95

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  • Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2019

    £65.49

    “The 2019 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is youthfully understated, requiring coaxing to reveal its depths of dried black cherries, mocha and cloves, all lifted by a hint of fresh mint. This impresses with its blend of sweet spices, opulent ripe wild berry fruits and silken textures, all balanced by brisk acidity and a pleasantly bitter tinge of dark chocolate toward the close. This finishes classically dry with dramatic length and potency, leaving a coating of fine-grained tannins that saturates, promising many years of positive evolution. Allegrini knocked this one out of the park. Wow. Drinking window: 2026-2040. 95 points

    Allegrini remains one of the most dependable producers of top-shelf Amarone within Valpolicella, with a strong focus on terroir and indigenous varieties. Recent changes include a new structuring of ownership within the Allegrini family and its brands, as brothers Francesco, Giovanni and Matteo Allegrini have taken majority ownership of the property. During this recent visit, the 2019 La Poja, Allegrini’s single vineyard varietal Corvina, was not yet ready to be tasted. However, considering what I witnessed from the 2016 Amarone, I’m waiting with bated breath. Another highlight is the new 2016 Amarone Riserva Fieramonte. At 411 meters in the Fumane valley, this high-elevation site has produced one of the vintage’s top wines. The 2016 vintage has been impressing me for years. Now that the Riservas are being released, I can say without a doubt that my excitement was warranted.”

    Eric Guido, Vinous (02/24)

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  • Arianna Occhipinti BB 2021

    £64.95

    “What a pleasure it was to watch the dynamic Sicilian winemaker Arianna Occhipinti in Stanley Tucci’s CNN special “Searching for Italy,” featuring the food culture of Italy. Based in Vittoria, her vineyards see the Iblei mountains at the front and the Mediterranean Sea at the back. They are located 250 meters in elevation and because this area was underwater during the Miocene epoch, the soils range from clay, calcareous, tufo, gold sand, red sand and light sand. “The soils change every meter and so do the wines made from those sites,” says Arianna. In 2016, she started her Vino di Contrada series that sees three expressions of Frappato from three sites (PT, BB and FL). We can soon expect a new white wine to hit the market. Arianna is farming Grillo at 500 meters above sea level in the Contrada Santa Margherita in the town of Chiaramonte Gulfi. All of her wines are certified organic and made according to biodynamic methods.”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (11/21)

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  • Arianna Occhipinti FL 2021

    £64.95

    “What a pleasure it was to watch the dynamic Sicilian winemaker Arianna Occhipinti in Stanley Tucci’s CNN special “Searching for Italy,” featuring the food culture of Italy. Based in Vittoria, her vineyards see the Iblei mountains at the front and the Mediterranean Sea at the back. They are located 250 meters in elevation and because this area was underwater during the Miocene epoch, the soils range from clay, calcareous, tufo, gold sand, red sand and light sand. “The soils change every meter and so do the wines made from those sites,” says Arianna. In 2016, she started her Vino di Contrada series that sees three expressions of Frappato from three sites (PT, BB and FL). We can soon expect a new white wine to hit the market. Arianna is farming Grillo at 500 meters above sea level in the Contrada Santa Margherita in the town of Chiaramonte Gulfi. All of her wines are certified organic and made according to biodynamic methods.”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (11/21)

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  • Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato 2021

    £34.49

    “Showing lots of varietal character, the 2021 Il Frappato reveals dusty red stone, wild berry and a hint of sweet apricot. The wine is firm and tense, yet it also manages an absolutely weightless approach that makes it so easy and fun to drink. It embraces a contemporary style that would pair with the healthy foods we want to eat today, with lots of vegetables and white meats. Drink: 2023-2027. 93 points

    Arianna Occhipinti is experiencing a terrific moment in her young career with another set of spectacular and highly individual wines. These releases from 2020 (following her 2019 wines) are worth your attention.”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (06/23)

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