A medium-to full-bodied red with intense red-fruit character, as well as a tight, fresh-cedar note. Fresh, tasty palate with fine, lightly firm tannins and an almost citrusy, fresh finish. Best after 2022.
Very reserved at the moment, but dig deep and there’s some good dried cherry and wild strawberry character, together with a hint of spice and herb. Medium-bodied, tight and tidy, though not very expressive for this top Barolo site. Should broaden out a bit in time. Try after 2022.
Very ripe, balsamic-tainted red fruit and plum jam, colored by lots of dried petals, such as violets and roses. Full-bodied, round and very silky with fine, lightly firm tannins that have already begun to sink into the fruit on the palate. Long, almost plummy finish. Very gung-ho Barolo with lots going on and more to come. Drink from 2023.
Very ripe red berries on the nose, together with pleasant notes of aromatic bark and dried flowers. Medium-to full-bodied with lots of sweet fruit and chewy tannins. Well structured and really showing it’s youth. Wait until after 2024 for this one.
Lots of spicy red-fruit character here. Very ripe fruit. Hints of cedro rind, roses and a tinge of black truffle. Medium-to full-bodied with very fine and tightly packed tannins. The complex fruit character endures through the long finish. Very Barolo. Very good. Hold at least until after 2022. This will age nicely.
A lot of wood on the nose right now with plenty of rich, ripe fruit. Some prunes, too. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Vanilla and roasted coffee bean. Perhaps better in 2023, when the oak will have melted into the wine.
Opening in a buttery nose of rich smoothness, it remains round and robustly ripe on the palate, showing a density of melon and pear. Tropical vanilla highlights the dense, chewy finish.
Dried cherry and berry flavors feature notes of sandalwood and wild spice, with a light, cream-filled finish that shows hints of cocoa powder. Drink now.
Spicy blackberry, cola and cool earth aromas set up a hefty palate with midlevel acidity and rubbing tannins. Ripe, lightly baked blackberry and dark plum flavors finish steady on a full and jammy finish.
Dusty red plum and currant aromas are easy to peg as Pinot Noir. A grainy-feeling palate with chewy tannins deals flavors of spiced cherry and raspberry, while this displays mild burn and a vague note of buttery oak on the finish.
Richly spiced aromas lead into a smooth, luxurious palate that sinks into flavors of vanilla, dried apricot and dried date. Adding water unlocks more vanilla and sweet spices like clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. This is a big, mouthfilling whiskey to sip with a cube of ice or consider as a dessert pairing.
Light, lively, racy and dry with notes of raspberry, guava, lychee, dill and basil. Vegan.
Fruity nose of blackberry, blueberry and currant. Chili undertones, too. It’s full-bodied with dusty tannins. Juicy and velvety on the palate with a flavorful finish. Delicious at the end. Drink or hold.
Aromas of ripe blackcurrants, cherries, dried herbs and licorice. It’s medium-bodied with smooth, fine-grained tannins. Succulent and savory with a flavorful finish. Drink now.
Dark fruit, chocolate and spice undertones. It’s full-bodied with firm tannins. Savory and structured on the palate. Tannic finale with power. Try after 2024.
Deep nose of dark fruit, ink and spice. Full-bodied with firm, tight tannins. The palate is flavorful and structured. Nice acidity supports the long, savory finish. Dried fruit at the end. Try after 2022.
Aromas of cream, ripe apricot, honeydew melon and lemon shortbread. It’s medium-bodied with bright acidity. Smooth and flavorful with lots of cream and stone fruit. Drink now. Screw cap.
Aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry, sweet tobacco, rosemary and licorice. It’s medium-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Juicy and savory. Drink or hold.
Blue-fruit, elderberry and woody notes on the nose. Full-bodied with firm tannins. Structured on the palate with a fleshy texture. Tannic, flavorful finish. A little old-school with lots of new wood now. But shows depth and intensity. Try after 2024.
Light, fresh, silky and dry with notes of lemon, apricot, thyme and rosemary.
Full, finely chewy, tart and dry with notes of black cherry, plum, oyster mushroom cumin seed and tobacco.
Light, crisp, fresh and dry with notes of white grapefruit, yellow apple, thyme, sage and almond skin.
Light, delicate, silky and dry with notes of lemon curd, chamomile bud, coriander seed, bay lead and almond sliver.
Lightly sweet, tingly and fizzy with low alcohol and notes of apricot, peach, orange blossom and candied ginger.
Light, mellow and dry Teroldego/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah blend with notes of cherry, fig, blackcurrant, black peppercorn, cumin and prosciutto.
Light, tart, fresh and dry with notes of blackberry, cherry, red currant, brown mushroom and bay leaf.
Light, subtle, tangy and dry with notes of pink grapefruit, apricot, fennel seed, chervil, almond sliver and wildflowers. Vegan.
Full, silky, tart and dry with notes of cranberry, strawberry, cantaloupe melon and pink rose.
Silky, creamy, delicate and dry with notes of lemon curd, honeydew melon, banana nut bread, vanilla and nutmeg.
A generous and sinewy red with a firm structure enveloping the black currant, dark olive and bay leaf flavors that are decked out with anise, graphite and black tea details. Smoke and savory spice notes linger on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Carignan and Marselan. Kosher. Drink now through 2025.
This deep-violet-red-colored wine has aromas of raspberry preserves, lilac and pie crust. Deep-seated tannins seem strong at first, but acidity takes hold on the palate, with flavors of pomegranate, strawberry, black cherry and Mediterranean herbs. The finish is notable for a zippy splash of Seville orange.
Crushed berry, botanical herb and baking spice aromas mingle with a whiff of sunbaked earth. The medium-bodied, savory palate offers ripe Marasca cherry, licorice and coffee bean alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2024.
Underbrush, French oak, leather and camphor aromas waft out of the glass alongside a hint of violet. The full-bodied palate features dried black cherry, coconut, licorice and espresso alongside firm, close-grained tannins.Drink 2022–2027.
A vividly fresh sauvignon, sourced from the Seaview Vineyard in the Awatere Valley. Fresh tropical and citrus fruit abounds and there’s an attractively mouthwatering edge to the finish. Drink now. Screw cap.
Lime zest and curd, green apple and jasmine tea on the nose. Flint, too. It’s medium-bodied with bright acidity. Tangy and refreshing. Drink now.
A pretty cabernet with currant and blackberry character, as well as some crushed stone. It’s medium-bodied with good integration of tannins and a fresh a, vivid finish. Just opening up now. Cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.
Sliced apples, lemon zest, blanched almonds and wet stones on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a deliciously creamy texture and crisp acidity. Lingering lemon-curd notes. Drink now. Screw cap.
In appreciate the aromas of forest flowers, cedar and plums that follow through to a full body with round, chewy tannins and a structured finish. Extremely well done. Still very youthful. Try after 2021.
Lovely sweet fruit with plums and cherries, as well as some walnut and smoke character. Fine, polished tannins. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, creamy tannins and a fruity finish. Delicious now, but will improve with age.
Pretty density to this with blackberries, currants and plums, as well as hints of walnuts on both the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied with creamy tannins and a delicious, succulent finish. Drink or hold.
Very attractive currant and walnut character to the aromas here, following through to a medium body with a pretty core of fruit and cream and lightly rounded tannins. Fresh finish. Drink or hold.
Robust Guyana and sweet, delicate Barbardos rums are aged 5 years in cask then shipped to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, for aging another 5 years in PX Sherry barrels, which lends a sweet, oxidative note.
Gold, 90 Points
Gold, 91 Points
Gold, 90 Points
Gold, 90 Points
Gold, 90 Points
Platinum, 94 Points