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Recent wines 28/07/2017 (TNB)

The Diary - July 2017

Recent wines 28/07/2017 (TNB)

  • SP68 Bianco Tere Siciliane 2016 (Occhipinti) Quite far out on the natural scale, with elderflower fruit and some bruised apple after a while. Rather good of its sort, but still to my taste a bit tiring to drink despite its modest 12% alcohol. **
  • Soave Classico Vigneti di Foscarino 2014 (Inama) Also fairly low alcohol at 12.5%, nice fruit and that hint of bitter almonds. Rather attractive - I've always enjoyed this cuve. ***
  • Zinfandel, Ziegler Vineyard 2000 (Joseph swan) Possibly losing intensity a little at this age, but this is still delighful, elegant wine. ***
  • Chateau Leoville Barton 1975 If the answer is 42, then the question must be "how many years should one cellar Claret from a tough, traditional vintage". This is really nice now, all the aggression of the 75 tannins gone and classical, cedary fruit showing well. It is not a great wine but I have a soft spot for it - so I will stretch to a bare ****
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