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  • Gaja Barbaresco 2016

    £169.99

    “Gaja’s 2016 Barbaresco is positively stellar. A wine of poise and grace, the 2016 has so much to offer. Expressive spice and floral notes open up first, but what really stands out is the wine’s nuance and delineation. There is a sense of translucency to the 2016 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, mint, cinnamon and rose petal develop in the glass, adding further shades of nuance. Quite simply, the 2016 is one of the very finest Gaja Barbarescos in recent memory. This is such a gorgeous wine. Don’t miss it. Drinking window: 2026-2041. 96 points

    I have had many remarkable tastings at Gaja over the years. I remember revisiting all the 1989s and 1990s for a retrospective some years ago. When I entered the tasting room I was completely overwhelmed by a whole range of exotic, almost intoxicating, Nebbiolo aromas that completely filled the room. My most recent visit didn’t quite equal that high, but it came very close. The Gaja family’s 2016 Barbarescos are simply extraordinary. Sorì Tildìn is, arguably, the most profound of the wines, but all four 2016s are mind blowingly beautiful, vivid wines that will leave readers weak at the knees. The 2015 Barolos and 2013 Darmagi round out this stunning set of new releases.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (11/19)

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  • Giulia Negri Barolo La Tartufaia 2018

    £44.95

    “Following a three-year conversion process, Giulia Negri (Serradenari) is now a certified organic winery. The vineyard team adopted Simonit & Sirch pruning methods for old Guyot vines that reduce infection spots and keep the vines in good health. A new winery construction project was set to start this year, but it has been postponed temporarily because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, high-altitude vineyards in La Morra are sometimes vulnerable to bad weather and hail. A violent storm in 2019 caused big damage, and 40% of the fruit was lost. Giulia Negri farms some of the highest vineyards in Barolo, planted at 450 to 536 meters above sea level. They boast sweeping views of the Italian Alps with clear air, breezes and light. But weather can sometimes be an issue.

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (07/20)

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  • Giulia Negri Barolo Marassio 2015

    £89.75

    “From a warm and sunny vintage, the Giulia Negri 2015 Barolo Marassio offers a delicate little dance of purple fruit aromas with some tart cherry and raspberry sprinkled in there along the way. You might notice a slightly (very slightly) richer fabric here, and that touch of plumpness and fiber is entirely recognized in the characteristics of this vintage. The finish is mild in power and moderate in length. These qualities give the wine a near to medium-term drinking window. Only 2,500 bottles were released. Drink: 2023-2040. 93 points

    Following a three-year conversion process, Giulia Negri (Serradenari) is now a certified organic winery. The vineyard team adopted Simonit & Sirch pruning methods for old Guyot vines that reduce infection spots and keep the vines in good health. A new winery construction project was set to start this year, but it has been postponed temporarily because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, high-altitude vineyards in La Morra are sometimes vulnerable to bad weather and hail. A violent storm in 2019 caused big damage, and 40% of the fruit was lost. Giulia Negri farms some of the highest vineyards in Barolo, planted at 450 to 536 meters above sea level. They boast sweeping views of the Italian Alps with clear air, breezes and light. But weather can sometimes be an issue.”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (07/20)

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  • Massolino Barolo 2018

    £41.95

    “The 2018 Barolo is the only Barolo Massolino bottled in this vintage. Aromatically expressive and gracious, the 2018 offers lovely translucence in the mid-weight style of the year. Sweet dried cherry, mint, tobacco, spice, licorice and rose petal all open effortlessly in the glass. Naturally, the 2018 doesn’t have the depth ot the single vineyards or the best vintages, but it is an absolutely lovely wine to savor over the next 10-15 years. Drinking window: 2024-2038. 92 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/22)

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  • Oddero Barolo Vignarionda Riserva 2012

    £154.95

    “At nearly ten years of age, the 2012 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is a terrific choice for readers who want to enjoy a Rionda with a bit of bottle age. Moreover, the 2012 is a wine of pure charm and seduction, which makes it a joy to taste today. Lavender, rose petal, blood orange, star anise, spice, earthiness and red/purplish fruit convey the inner perfume that is such a Rionda signature. The 2012 doesn’t quite have the complexity or structure of some vintages, but that does not attract from its tremendous appeal. There is more than enough energy and tannic grip to ensure for another 15-20 years of fine drinking, maybe more, so readers can drink or hold. The classically austere finish will delight fans of traditionally made Barolo. Drinking window: 2022-2042. 94 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/21)

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  • Oddero Barolo Villero 2017

    £67.45

    “The 2017 Barolo Villero is delicate and lifted in this vintage, with impeccable balance and tons of class. Villero is not an easy site to find balance, but the 2017 Oddero sure has it. Sweet cherry, crushed raspberry, rose petal, orange peel and cinnamon give the 2017 lovely aromatic nuance to match its mid-weight personality. Drinking window: 2025-2037. 93 points!”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/21)

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  • Produttori Nebbiolo di Carema Carema Classico 2018

    £23.25

    “The 2018 Carema is a terrific introduction to these wines. Bright and airy in feel, the 2018 is laced with the essence of sweet candied cherry, game, licorice, tobacco, dried flowers and incense. In a nutshell, this is what Carema is all about. The 2018 is just a bit rustic and gamy, but it makes up for that with its personality and overall expression of the appellation. Drinking window: 2020-2030. 91 points

    The Produttori di Carema cooperative is a terrific source for readers who want to explore the ethereal, classically built Nebbiolos of this tiny appellation on the Piedmont- Valle d’Aosta border.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (03/22)

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  • Produttori Nebbiolo di Carema Carema Riserva 2017

    £27.99

    “The 2017 Carema Riserva is a touch forward in profile, but that’s not a bad thing at all, especially for readers looking for a wine to drink now. Sweet red cherry, mint, tobacco, dried herbs and orange peel show the gentle mellowing of a Carema that is entering its early plateau of maturity. Drink this over the next handful of years. Drinking window: 2021-2027. 90 points

    The Produttori di Carema cooperative is a terrific source for readers who want to explore the ethereal, classically built Nebbiolos of this tiny appellation on the Piedmont- Valle d’Aosta border.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (03/22)

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  • Produttori Nebbiolo di Carema Carema Selezione 2016

    £54.99

    “The Produttori di Carema cooperative has been on a tear in recent vintages. These traditionally crafted mountain wines offer so much Nebbiolo character. This year the range includes a new offering, the Carema Selezione, bottled to celebrate the winery’s 60th anniversary.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (09/20)

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  • Proprieta Sperino ‘L Franc ****** 2015

    £95.99

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  • Proprieta Sperino Lessona 2015

    £55.99

    “This property is managed by Luca and his father Paolo De Marchi (of Isole e Olena in Chianti Classico). It sits at a fascinating spot just at the base of the Italian Alps in a place characterized by one of the most dramatic altitude ascents in Italy. Those mighty mountains rise like a veritable wall causing violent exchanges between hot and cold air. In fact, Luca tells me that this is one of the most hail-prone spots in Italy and frequent storms have wiped out many promising vintages in the past. The property’s soils have loose grains of yellow sand that impart elegant mineral characteristics to the wines.”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (232)

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    Roagna Barolo del Comune di Barolo 2014

    £71.95

    “The 2014 Barolo del Comune di Barolo is a gorgeous entry-level wine in Luca Roagna’s range. Sweet spice, tobacco, dried rose petal, orange peel, menthol and pine give the 2014 a distinctly balsamic profile that is hugely appealing. Medium in body, yet potent and classically austere (as these wines tend to be), the 2014 is supremely delicious. The bouquet alone is incredibly enticing. The Barolo del Comune di Barolo is made entirely from a small parcel in the Terlo cru, but Luca Roagna does not own the site, so he prefers to bottle it under the village designation rather than as a vineyard designate. The 2014 is a real overachiever in its peer group for the year. I loved it. Drinking window: 2020-2029. 92 points

    This is an extraordinary set of wines from Luca Roagna. The 2014 Barbarescos are superb, while the Barolos are very good, especially considering the vintage was much more challenging in Barolo than it was in Barbaresco. A stunning rendition of the flagship Barbaresco Crichët Pajè rounds out the range. Readers will see new Barbaresco bottlings from Gallina, Faset and Albesani in the range this year. As always, the wines are super-classic in feel. Over the last years, Roagna has quietly shortened the amount of time his wines spend in cask and began introducing cement in the cellar. Today’s wines have a sense of fruit purity and inner sweetness that the older wines often did not. I can’t recommend these wines highly enough.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (11/19)

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