Storm Vrede Pinot Noir

Now into its tenth vintage – where did the last decade go? – this is a brilliant Pinot Noir that builds complexity in the glass. Opulent, spicy and perfumed, with rose petal and violet aromas, fine acidity, considerable underlying grip, savoury tannins and ageing potential and subtle 25% new oak. Drink date: 2022-2029. Score – […]

Las Veletas Cuartel N°73 Carignan 2019

A highly concentrated carignan with firm, wild, and powerful tannins adorned by flavors of ripe red and black fruits, all with extreme intensity, while at the same time accompanied by the acidity that’s in the variety’s genes and refreshes everything in their wake. One to take to the cellar and forget about for at least […]

Las Veletas Almaule 2021

100% País. Attractive nose with rose petal, blueberry, thyme, and sage with a run of wild strawberries. The palate is bright and fresh, juicy, in an easy-drinking style with tannins that are present but not invasive. Very well made, not trying too hard. Value. Score – 97. (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2022) Alcohol/Vol12.5% Made InMaule […]

FLAVS VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO SUPERIORE 2018

Dark fruit, cinnamon and tomato leaf on the nose. It’s full-bodied with firm tannins. Rich, juicy and textured with some herb and coffee notes. Balanced, flavorful finish. Drink or hold. Score – 92. (jamessuckling.com, Oct. 22, 2021) Alcohol/Vol14.5% Made InVeneto, Italy ByVintages Front Line Release Sugar Content7 g/L VarietalValpolicella $23.95

Heredis Nebbiolo 2021

Spicy dried cherry on the nose, following through to a medium-bodied palate with plenty of tangy fruit flavor, fresh acidity and youthful, firm tannins. A delicious young nebbiolo to drink now. Score – 90. (jamessuckling.com, Nov. 7, 2022) Alcohol/Vol14% Made InPiedmont, Italy Sugar Content3 g/L VarietalNebbiolo $27.95