Friday, 22 January 2021

I Perazzi Morellino di Scansano 2015, La Mozza Bastianich Estates, Maremma, Tuscany, Italy

Run of the mill Sangiovese, Cherries, plums, dusty tannins.

Mark: C

Moncaro Adriatico Passerina 2019, Abruzzo, Italy

Boring on its own, maybe better with food. I got apples, lemon, and an almond-like finish.

Mark: C

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Zarate Albariño 2019, Eulogio Pomares, Rias Baixas, Val Do Salnes, Spain

Peaches, apples, pears, mango, minerals and slightly salty finish.

Mark: B

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Oxford Landing Chardonnay 2020, Riverland, Australia

A glugger! Pears, apples, tropical fruits but nothing I can pick out, butter and a bit of oak. Simple but nice and smooth. Goes down a treat and a nice wine for the price.

Mark: B-

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Dr L Riesling 2019 Off-Dry, Loosen, Mosel, Germany

Pears and apples. Mega on the honey!.

Mark: B

Spindler Pinot Noir 2018, Pfalz, Germany

Wild strawberries, spice, violets, long spicy leathery finish but fruit quickly fades away.

Mark: C+

Sunday, 17 January 2021

3 de Valandraud, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Thunevin, Bordeaux, France

After an hour this really opened up. Blackcurrant, plums, hints of raspberry, medium tannins at the finish but added to the experience. A few more years will soften the tannins but them again this is really fruity right now so why wait. 

Mark: B

Saturday, 16 January 2021

A Lisa Rio Negro Malbec 2018, Bodega Noemia, Patagonia, Argentina

Blueberry, blackberry, plums, raspberry, warm liqourice finish, mouth coating, snooth tannins. Can't wait to try the 2019 in a year's time.

Mark: A-

Friday, 15 January 2021

1+1=3 U Mes Fan Tres, Xarello Macabeo Chardonnay 2019, Penedès, Spain

Pears, apples, lemon, earthy and soapy at the end. An unpleasant finish for me.

Mark: D