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  • Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 2017

    £127.95

    “The Poderi Aldo Conterno 2017 Barolo Bussia Colonnello shows good focus, structure and a sharper character that is often the distinguishing factor in this wine. The bouquet is redolent of dark fruit and plum, but it also shows a solid framing of iron ore and dark stony mineral. These give the wine greater lift and contoured edges. This is not the first time that Colonnello is my favorite wine in this lineup, and I suspect it won’t be the last. Drink: 2025-2040. 94+ points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (06/21)

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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

    Review to follow

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  • Aldo Conterno Nebbiolo Langhe Il Favot 2019

    £49.95

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  • Alkina Old Quarter GSM 2019

    £64.95

    “This 2019 Old Quarter GSM is fine and striking—the concentration of fruit is unmarred by oak, but has textural complexity and plushness in the mouth. The tannins in this wine are pliable, whippy and omnipresent, while bringing extreme pleasure and freshness to the wine. It has form and shape. Vitality. Purity. Finesse. Drink: 2022-2032. 95+ points”

    Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate (07/22)

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  • Alkina Polygon No. 1 Shiraz 2019

    £189.95

    “The 2019 Polygon 1 Shiraz is spicy, taut and mineral-driven. This has shape and slender form, with pepper spice and all the things, black tea, graphite, etc. There are also notes of lamb fat and cloves as well as dark chocolate, mulberries and licorice. It is savory and exotic and exciting. Although, it does take some getting used to because it is quite different from other Barossa Shirazes—it is pure and febrile rather than big and tannic. This was fermented in concrete and finished off in a custom 420-liter barrel. The fruit for this wine is from a tiny 0.4-hectare polygon and is part of the Old Quarter of the vineyard. The vineyard was split into four distinct parcels, and in three of those parcels, vines grow on heavily fractured micaceous schist. One small area of 0.097 hectares in the middle lacks this schist content and is excluded from the ferment. 46 cases made and 50 magnums. Drink: 2022-2032. 93 points”

    Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate (09/22)

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  • Alkina Polygon No. 5 Grenache 2019

    £189.95

    “The Polygon 5 is grown on a schist-dominant site, and the thread of tannin between the 2018 and 2019 shows a lineage of assertive, focused tannins. At no point, however, do they intrude on or impede the flow of the fruit. This 2019 Polygon 5 Grenache is supple, buoyant and spicy. It steps outside of the expected Grenache territory for the Barossa and treads a dangerously elegant and fine line. Thrilling. It has savory red fruits: salted redcurrants, pomegranate, raspberry. Wild. Layered. Earthy. Big, yes. Drink: 2022-2036. 96+ points”

    Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate (07/22)

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  • Alkina Spice Garden Shiraz 2020

    £69.95

    “This 2020 Spice Garden Shiraz, like the other premium Alkina Shirazes will certainly split the crowd. Some will be titillated by its purity and febrile nature. Others will pine for the density and volume that Barossa Shiraz can deliver. It’s important to know what you’re walking into before you do it. I’m in the former camp. This features succulent, chewy fruit grown on limestone (90% of the blend) and schist (10% of the blend); the neighboring clay-based Polygon was excluded as it was thought to overpower the detail in Polygons 10 and 11. This is exceptional. It is supple, pliable and exciting, with layers of exotic spice, layers of fat, clove, star anise, red licorice and mulberry. Balanced. It’s good for the Barossa, this wine. It shows the great thing about the Barossa that made it famous: concentration. But it does so in an elegant, medium-bodied way. The splay of firm Pinot-esque tannin through the finish is the highlight. 44 cases made. Drink: 2022-2037. 95 points”

    Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate (09/22)

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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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  • Alonso & Pedrajo La Pequenita Rioja Blanco Macerado Malvasia Riojana 2019

    £37.95

    Alonso & Pedrajo (Javier Alonso, Alberto Pedrajo and their respective partners) are the new members of the Rioja’n’Roll group. In March 2022, they started building their own winery in Villalba de Rioja, where they have their main vineyard, La Cala, on a 4.8-hectare property where they have some old and new vines. They work mainly (70%) with grapes from the village, where they control some vineyards and the rest from Haro, Anguciana and Cuzcurrita de Río Tirón. They now produce around 25,000 bottles. They are also involved in the 220 Cántaras project (previously called Honorio Rubio).”

    Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (07/22)

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  • Alonso & Pedrajo La Pequenita Rioja Blanco Macerado Maturana Blanca 2019

    £37.95

    “The very dark orange 2019 La Pequeñíta Blanco Macerado Maturana Blanca has a very intense nose of peach in syrup that makes you think of a sweet wine, with notes of quince paste, earth and some spices. It’s heavily marked by the maceration with skins in two ancient tinajas (300- and 600-liter) and one 500-liter oak barrel during a slow four-week fermentation; the wine was kept in contact with the skins for four months and then moved to a 500-liter and a 600-liter oak barrel, where the wine decanted with weekly bâtonnage and rested for seven months. It’s a wild and characterful wine with 14% alcohol and a pH of 3.35, so with lots of freshness and piercing acidity (the signature of the variety) and a very tasty, salty finish where the texture comes through as chalky and dense. 1,362 bottles were filled in August 2020. Drink: 2022-2027. 93 points

    Alonso & Pedrajo (Javier Alonso, Alberto Pedrajo and their respective partners) are the new members of the Rioja’n’Roll group. In March 2022, they started building their own winery in Villalba de Rioja, where they have their main vineyard, La Cala, on a 4.8-hectare property where they have some old and new vines. They work mainly (70%) with grapes from the village, where they control some vineyards and the rest from Haro, Anguciana and Cuzcurrita de Río Tirón. They now produce around 25,000 bottles. They are also involved in the 220 Cántaras project (previously called Honorio Rubio).”

    Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (07/22)

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  • Alonso & Pedrajo Suane Rioja Blanco Reserva 2018

    £32.95

    Alonso & Pedrajo (Javier Alonso, Alberto Pedrajo and their respective partners) are the new members of the Rioja’n’Roll group. In March 2022, they started building their own winery in Villalba de Rioja, where they have their main vineyard, La Cala, on a 4.8-hectare property where they have some old and new vines. They work mainly (70%) with grapes from the village, where they control some vineyards and the rest from Haro, Anguciana and Cuzcurrita de Río Tirón. They now produce around 25,000 bottles. They are also involved in the 220 Cántaras project (previously called Honorio Rubio).”

    Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (07/22)

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