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Te Merio: “The bold New Zealand flavours of peach and passion fruit really work out of the can. Also, that label is hard to resist”
Pablo Y Walter: “Not just good for a wine in a can, but one of the nicest Argentinian Malbecs I’ve had in a while. … Well done to everyone concerned!”
Les Volets Malbec, 2017: “Easy-drinking with creamy red berries,, plum fruit and a lift of violet”, “a superior house wine” and great value for money.
Il Cascinone Crocera Barbera d’Asti Superiore, 2016: “Great varietla definition with cherry and plum, and a nice floral lift.”
Brisa de Verano Garnacha Tinta, 2017: “Lots of soft…summer berries, refreshing acidity and a very soft, gentle finish”.
Uggiano “Ghibello” Chianti DOCG, 2018: “Homogeneous palate refreshed with well-judged acidity, charming supple and substantial body with juicy aromatics.”
Uggiano “Ghibello” Chianti Riserva DOCG, 2016: “Fresh, dense palate with beautiful juicy black cherry-like flavours. Oak influence does not obscure the fruit whilst ‘al dente’ tannins add length and personality.”
Uggiano “Ghibello” Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, 2016: “More expansive on the palate, elegant rather than rich and permeated with great liveliness. Typical Tuscan charm at work.”
“It was a lesson in the difference between tasting and drinking. The fruit style was dusty and soft-focus; I’d have marked it down in a tasting. When we drank, though, the tannins proved fleshy, slow-dropping and fine, the acidity was warm, round and ingratiating: delicious, despite the ‘blemish’. Brighter wines with more taster-appeal might have satisfied less.”