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  • Cantina Terlano Pinot Grigio 2023

    £20.95

    “From top to bottom, the Terlano portfolio continues to be one of the brightest shining stars within Alto Adige. The Tradition line is priced remarkably well for the value it represents, seeking to provide a pure expression of variety and terroir. Readers can get a very good feel for the region and house style of these crisp, transparent yet wholly satisfying wines. As you work your way up to the Sauvignon Blanc Quarz and Winkl, you’ll find a deep and prestigious expression of the varietal from the first and a younger yet richer and easier drinking one from the latter. The Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg seems to be fighting to compete with the best whites of Burgundy. If I had to point out any weak point in the portfolio, it would be the two Lagreins, yet this is splitting hairs as these deep expressions simply don’t communicate their price point to me; that said, I’d never turn down a glass. The real highlight of their portfolio is their Terlaner blends. At the entry level, the Terlaner Cuvée, is a serious wine that over-delivers. The Terlaner range blends Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc to varying degrees, starting with the Terlaner Riserva Nova Domus, a showstopper, and then moving up to the Terlaner Grande Cuvée Primo, which can compete with some of the top white wines around the world. How do they age, you might ask? Just take a look at the late release and limited Rarity portfolio (2008 Terlaner and 2009 Terlaner Riserva Nova Domus current vintages). These wines were vinified and refined for one year in large oak before being placed into a steel tank (2,500 liters) and allowed to mature on the lees for ten years or more. In fact, drinking their top wines young is a total disservice to what winemaker Rudi Kofler and his team have created at this bastion of tradition. If there was one stop to make while visiting the region that could give you a real sense of the Alto Adige experience, Terlano is it.”

    Eric Guido, Vinous (06/22)

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  • Cantina Terlano Pinot Noir 2022

    £24.95

    “The 2022 Pinot Noir Tradition opens with a pretty blend of dusty rose and wild strawberries complicated by a touch of white pepper. It’s juicy and round in style, with a savory wave of red and blue fruits that swirl throughout. This leaves a youthful tension that pinches at the cheeks as gritty tannins linger, yet the 2022 finishes on a note of freshness in the end. Drinking window: 2025-2028. 90 points

    Cantina Terlano is, without a doubt, an icon for northern Italian wine. The portfolio is encyclopedic, with a vast number of varietal wines made in a fresh and easy-to-understand style and, more importantly, single vineyard wines and Terlaner DOC. The winery also produces the Cantina Andriano portfolio. One would think that such a large array of wines might diminish the overall quality produced at Terlano, but that is not the case. While Terlano is a co-op winery, with 43 growers working a total area of 190 hectares, the level of quality produced often outpaces many of the best small artisan growers throughout the region. Year after year, the Terlaner I Primo Grande Cuvée, Sauvignon Blanc Quarz, Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg and Terlaner Riserva Cuvée Nova Domus are immediate standouts. While prices have escalated over the years, in my opinion, they continue to represent tremendous value. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a visit to Terlano to include a blind serving of Premier Cru White Burgundy simply to set the pace for the wines they are about to pour. As for the recent vintages, the 2021s show the clarity and promise of the year. They are ripe yet chiseled with tantalizing acidity. As for the fresh 2022s, they show more of the richness of the vintage. Even still, the 2022 Sauvignon Blanc Quarz is an immediate standout and outlier, showing the intensity and balanced acidity to excel through medium-term cellaring.”

    Eric Guido, Vinous (03/24)

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  • Cantina Terlano Porphyr Lagrein 2020

    £63.95

    “The 2020 Lagrein Riserva Porphyr opens with a mentholated freshness, as wild herbs and sweet smoke nuances accentuate crushed blackberries. This is silky and elegant on the palate, displaying polished red and black fruits complicated by a sour citrus hint. The Riserva Porphyr finishes structured and long, leaving a bitter twang of wild berries and fine-grained tannins that adds youthful tension. Drinking window: 2025-2031. 90 points

    Terlano’s 2020s need a lot of time in the cellar. However, they do promise to pay dividends to wine lovers who can be patient. That said, the whites certainly outperform the reds in this turbulent vintage. The 2020 Primo and Riserva Vorberg are both simply stunning.”

    Eric Guido, Vinous (05/23)

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  • Cantina Terlano Terlaner Cuvee 2023

    £24.95

    “Cantina Terlano is, without a doubt, an icon for northern Italian wine. The portfolio is encyclopedic, with a vast number of varietal wines made in a fresh and easy-to-understand style and, more importantly, single vineyard wines and Terlaner DOC. The winery also produces the Cantina Andriano portfolio. One would think that such a large array of wines might diminish the overall quality produced at Terlano, but that is not the case. While Terlano is a co-op winery, with 43 growers working a total area of 190 hectares, the level of quality produced often outpaces many of the best small artisan growers throughout the region. Year after year, the Terlaner I Primo Grande Cuvée, Sauvignon Blanc Quarz, Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg and Terlaner Riserva Cuvée Nova Domus are immediate standouts. While prices have escalated over the years, in my opinion, they continue to represent tremendous value. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a visit to Terlano to include a blind serving of Premier Cru White Burgundy simply to set the pace for the wines they are about to pour. As for the recent vintages, the 2021s show the clarity and promise of the year. They are ripe yet chiseled with tantalizing acidity. As for the fresh 2022s, they show more of the richness of the vintage. Even still, the 2022 Sauvignon Blanc Quarz is an immediate standout and outlier, showing the intensity and balanced acidity to excel through medium-term cellaring.”

    Eric Guido, Vinous (03/24)

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  • Cantina Terlano Winkl Sauvignon 2022

    £25.49

    “The 2022 Sauvignon Winkl is pungent, with an intense burst of grapefruit zest and wild herbs forming its bouquet. Luxuriously round and soothing, this displays ripe orchard fruits and candied citrus tones across a wave of weighty textures. The 2022 finishes shorter than anticipated yet full of tension, with a mineral tinge that lingers on. Drinking window: 2024-2026. 90 points

    Cantina Terlano is, without a doubt, an icon for northern Italian wine. The portfolio is encyclopedic, with a vast number of varietal wines made in a fresh and easy-to-understand style and, more importantly, single vineyard wines and Terlaner DOC. The winery also produces the Cantina Andriano portfolio. One would think that such a large array of wines might diminish the overall quality produced at Terlano, but that is not the case. While Terlano is a co-op winery, with 43 growers working a total area of 190 hectares, the level of quality produced often outpaces many of the best small artisan growers throughout the region. Year after year, the Terlaner I Primo Grande Cuvée, Sauvignon Blanc Quarz, Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg and Terlaner Riserva Cuvée Nova Domus are immediate standouts. While prices have escalated over the years, in my opinion, they continue to represent tremendous value. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a visit to Terlano to include a blind serving of Premier Cru White Burgundy simply to set the pace for the wines they are about to pour. As for the recent vintages, the 2021s show the clarity and promise of the year. They are ripe yet chiseled with tantalizing acidity. As for the fresh 2022s, they show more of the richness of the vintage. Even still, the 2022 Sauvignon Blanc Quarz is an immediate standout and outlier, showing the intensity and balanced acidity to excel through medium-term cellaring.”

    Eric Guido, Vinous (03/24)

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  • Caparsa Chianti Classico 2020

    £28.49

    “The 2020 Chianti Classico is one of the standouts of this vintage. Dark cherry, plum, spice, leather, menthol and licorice are all amplified in this decidedly potent Chianti Classico. In 2020, the Caparsa Chianti Classico is a bit broader than it usually is, but its balance is impeccable. The straight Chianti Classico is the humblest wine in the range, but in 2020 it is not too far behind the more ‘important’ wines, if at all! Don’t miss it. Drinking window: 2024-2038. 93 points

    Proprietor Paolo Cianferoni continues to turn out wines of tremendous character from his hillside vineyards in Radda. The 2021 Chianti Classico is one of the highlights of the year, while the 2020 Riservas are more variable.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (08/23)

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  • Caparsa Doccio a Matteo Chianti Classico Riserva 2016

    £43.95

    “The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Doccio a Matteo is powerful and deep, with tons of intensity and structure. High-toned aromatics add character along with an element of rusticity that nevertheless works quite well here. Macerated cherry, plum, leather, cloves, menthol and coffee all develop with time. A dollop of Colorino contributes further shades of nuance and complexity. The Doccio a Matteo is a compelling wine done in a decidedly old-school leaning style. Drinking window: 2020-2031. 94 points

    I was quite frankly blown away by the wines I tasted from Caparsa this year. Proprietor Paolo Cianferoni and his family craft deep, soulful wines loaded with character. The straight Chianti Classico (done mostly in cement) will give readers a terrific idea of the house style. There are two Riservas. The Doccio a Matteo, from vineyards in Radda, includes a dollop of Colorino, is aged in 10HL casks and has real sense of exoticness to it, while the Caparsino is 100% Sangiovese and is aged in 18HL casks for two years, which gives it a super-classic feel that is absolutely thrilling.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (08/19)

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  • Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2019

    £42.95

    “The 2019 Brunello di Montalcino opens slowly in the glass, yet it is worth the wait as a dusty blend of dried flowers, cedar shavings, wild strawberries, and spice emerges over time. It’s silky and enveloping with fresh acidity and pretty wild berry fruits that gain in sweetness as they travel across the palate. It finishes long and staining yet still lively and spry, leaving a coating of fine tannins and licorice hints that resonate under an air of violet inner florals. The 2019 is a lovely interpretation of northern Montalcino fruit. Drinking window: 2025-2035. 93 points

    The most recent vintages at Caparzo display a new energy and lightness of being without sacrificing intensity and ageability. While the annata bottling makes for a beautiful introduction to the brand and a great value, the Vigna La Casa, all Montosoli fruit, displays added dimension and depth imparted by this noble site. Years ago, these wines were more dried out, yet global warming is working to their advantage. That said, each wine spends just two years maturing in large Slavonian botti.”

    Eric Guido, Vinous (12/23)

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  • Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016

    £81.95

    “The Caparzo 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is delicious with lots of pretty intensity, nicely balanced fruit, blackberry, spice, cedarwood and campfire ash. This is a delicately perfumed wine that offers more power and length than you might initially anticipate. That’s the secret soul of the 2016 vintage—elegance and brawn wrapped tightly together in one package. Some 15,000 bottles were produced. Drink: 2024-2040. 95 points

    Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini is back on the wine trail following these years of COVID-19 lockdowns. With her usual energy and special simpatia, she’s working hard to create identities for the single vineyards she farms, such as Caparzo’s Vigna La Casa and Altesino’s Montosoli. I should be able to report more on these two sites in a few months (with a special video spotlight I hope to prepare). Stay tuned.”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (02/22)

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  • Casa Coste Piane Valdobbiadene Prosecco N.V.

    £21.99

    Review to follow

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  • Castello di Perno Barolo 2017

    £52.95

    “The Castello di Perno 2017 Barolo opens to a dark garnet color with ripe cherry, plum and elegantly integrated spice. This Barolo shows classic, tapered lines with some of the extra concentration and sweet berry fruit that comes naturally to a hot vintage such as 2017. This Barolo is ready to go straight out of the gate. Drink: 2023-2035. 91 points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (08/22)

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  • Castello di Perno Barolo Castelletto 2017

    £62.95

    “I love the modern label design of this handsome bottle. The Castello di Perno 2017 Barolo Castelletto reveals a robust bouquet with concentrated perfumes that recall dried cherry, black rose and fragrant tea leaf. Much of that intensity comes as a natural part of the vintage, with heat and dry growing conditions that produced smaller, richer berries. Drink: 2023-2038. 93 points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (08/22)

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