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  • Achaval Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2015

    £85.25

    “(14.3% alcohol; from vines on alluvial soil): Bright, full ruby-red. Some exotic coffee and mocha oak notes complement aromas of blackberry, blueberry, plum and minerals; at once a bit liqueur-like and slightly reduced. Ripe, plush, utterly seamless wine with a restrained sweetness and superb breadth to its dark berry, nutty oak, herb and spice flavors. Finishes very long and youthfully tight, with suave tannins, an element of medicinal reserve, and lively notes of spices and flowers. The least fruity and most soil-driven of these single-vineyard wines in 2015, and built for a slow evolution in bottle. Drinking window: 2020-2029. 93+ points”

    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (07/18)

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  • Achaval Ferrer Finca Bella Vista 2015

    £85.25

    “(14.5% alcohol; from a deep gravel bed near the Mendoza River): Bright, moderately saturated medium ruby. Aromas of cassis, redcurrant, spices, herbs and tobacco along with an element of chocolatey oak. Wonderfully fine-grained, lively and sweet; both darker and brighter in its flavor profile than the Finca Altamira but also more open-knit today, showing a strong element of spicy oak. Finishes smooth, broad and sweet, but is it as complex? A second bottle of equal breadth was a bit more sharply focused and floral, and finished with a serious tannic spine and sneaky building persistence. This Malbec needs time. Drinking window: 2020-2027. 92+ points”

    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (07/18)

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  • Achaval Ferrer Finca Mirador Malbec 2015

    £82.25

    “(14.8% alcohol; from heavier soils): Bright medium ruby. Pungent, medicinal aromas of blueberry, blackberry, espresso and mint complicated by mineral and leather nuances. Plush, rich and deep, communicating an almost chocolatey ripeness to its slightly medicinal flavors of dark berries and leather. The most massive of these single-vineyard wines and also the mostly obviously alcoholic in its slight warmth. Boasts excellent breadth and well-buffered tannins but can’t quite match the Altamira or Bella Vista for class or inner-mouth energy. This large-scaled, slightly wild wine has plenty of tannins for cellaring. Drinking window: 2020-2027. 91+ points”

    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (07/18)

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  • Achaval Ferrer Quimera 2016

    £35.95

    “Dark medium ruby. Aromas of cassis, licorice, violet, bitter chocolate and spicy oak. Suave, energetic and light on its feet, offering lovely breadth and definition to its dark berry and mineral flavors; a slight herbal element (a touch of peppery stems?) adds complexity without coming off as vegetal. This savory, classically dry blend finishes with well-integrated tannins and sneaky rising length. A very successful, sophisticated wine from this cool year. Drinking window: 2020-2028. 91 points”

    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (09/19)

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  • Albert Mann Gewurztraminer Furstentum Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2017

    £33.75

    “Luminous golden-tinged straw-yellow. Very refined yet intense aromas and flavors of sweet spices, lemon curd, and smoke. Classy, archetypal Gewürz, with an extremely long and silky yet vibrant finish. The violet note is typical of the Furstentum; the vieilles vignes moniker refers to the fact that these vines are at least 45 years old. This is another big Gewürz but still comes across as relatively light on its feet (13.5% alcohol, 32 g/L r.s. and 4.5 g/L total acidity; curiously, the last two numbers are identical to those of the 2016 Furstentum Vieilles Vignes). The Furstentum is a magical site for Gewürz. Drinking window: 2020-2028. 94+ points

    Over the course of just two nights at the end of April 2017 on which frost hit hard, the estate lost about 45% of its crop. Marie-Thèrese Barthelmy told me that she remembers budbreak taking place on March 25, and that on March 31 their cherry tree was already in bloom; then, on April 21, the roof fell and frost wiped out entire vineyards. Harvest began earlier than usual and was also finished fast, over just three weeks. What wines the estate did manage to produce are, as always, superb”

    Ian D’Agata, Vinous (01/19)

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  • Albert Mann Riesling Schlossberg Grand Cru 2018

    £55.99

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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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  • Albino Rocca Barbaresco Angelo 2015

    £79.99

    “The 2015 Barbaresco Angelo is a blend of fruit mostly from Ronchi, with pieces of Montersino and Loreto that sees 55 days on the skins. Today, the Angelo is very tight and austere. Crushed rose petal, cedar and dried herb notes are pushed forward, while the fruit is more restrained in its expression initially. Time in the glass brings out the wine’s pedigree as well as the raciness and natural richness of the year. There is so much to like here. Drinking window: 2020-2035. 93+ points

    The 2015 and 2016 Barbarescos are a continuation of a stylistic shift at Albino Rocca that started around 2013, when the estate began to lengthen macerations and move towards a more classic style. Readers will note the addition of a new wine, the 2015 Barbaresco Cottà, made from a tiny parcel that was previously blended into the straight Barbaresco. The Cottà could very well become one of the stars in this range. Sadly, there is just one 15HL cask of the wine to go around. As strong as the 2015s are, the 2016s, which I tasted from cask, have all the potential to be even better. In fact, 2016 may very well be the best vintage I have ever tasted here.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (10/18)

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  • Albino Rocca Barbaresco Cotta 2018

    £49.99

    “Pouring from the bottle with a light ruby color, the Albino Rocca 2018 Barbaresco Cottà shows dried cherry, cassis and lots of blue flower or summer lavender. This is a classic and neatly contained expression of cool-vintage Nebbiolo. The bouquet is fluid but also compact, and you can look forward to an interesting aromatic evolution to come as this wine continues along its aging path. Only 2,000 bottles were released. Drink: 2023-2037. 93+ points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (06/21)

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  • Albino Rocca Barbaresco Ovello Vigna Loreto 2018

    £54.99

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  • Albino Rocca Barbaresco Ronchi 2017

    £49.99

    “The 2017 Barbaresco Ronchi is terrific. Dark, ample and resonant, the Ronchi envelops all the senses from the very first taste. Succulent red cherry, plum, rose petal, spice, mint and licorice all build as the Ronchi shows off its considerable allure. Readers will have a very hard time keeping their hands off this jewel of a wine from the Rocca family. Drinking window: 2023-2035. 94 points

    This is an impressive set of 2017s from the Rocca family. The estate has been on a roll these last few vintages. Like all 2017s, the Albino Rocca Barbarescos are on the lighter side, but what stands out in the range is a level of site expression that is rare in this vintage. All of the Barbarescos are aged in cask, with the exception of the Cottà, which sees slightly smaller oak because of the tiny size of the parcel.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (10/20)

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  • Aldo Conterno Barbera d’Alba Conca Tre Pile 2017

    £34.75

    “The 2017 Barbera d’Alba Conca Tre Pile is piled high with dark fruit intensity, soft tannins and a pinch of fresh acidity that breaks apart the wine’s rich fruit flavors. The hot vintage has taken well to the Barbera grape, accentuating its volume, richness and generosity. The bouquet offers black fruit, dried plum, spice, truffle-infused earth and toasted hazelnut. Some 20,000 bottles were made. Drink: 2020-2025. 93 points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (07/20)

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