Ian S

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  • 2010 Poggio al Gello Sangiovese Montecucco Rosso del Gello

    Medium depth purple colour with hints of pink but no age showing at the rim.

    Fresh and elegant red fruit leading on the nose against a subtly savoury backdrop (perhaps a little older oak used in maturation?), slightly jammier after swirling which also reveals a little more blackcurrant.

    Quite juicy on the palate, with mouth-watering acidity important as the fruit is a little jammy/sour-edged. The finish moves nicely from such fruit to classically savoury Sangiovese. The tannins don't threaten, indeed I think I'd prefer it if they were a little more assertive.

    It would be interesting to taste again in 2-3 years time. For me I'd want a slight chill on it at the moment (it could be very appealing at a bbq), but I have a funny feeling it would be of greater interest to my palate when the fruit fades a little.

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  • 2011 Cascina Saria Nebbiolo d'Alba La Riddolina

    Pale colour with a red-claret core, browning a little at the rim.
    Lovely nose that would pass for a Barbaresco for most people, with good perfume along with orange/red fruit. Light on it's feet on the palate, with some tannic grip (but in the context of the grand wines of the region - on the light side). There is still that delicate sweetness of the fruit on the palate, and being built quite light, this is really quite refreshing with acidity that supports well.

    This really is a charmer, and at the price, a steal.

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  • 2012 Filippo Broccardo e Fratelli Langhe Freisa

    Attractive light red, not especially long or complex, but a style we should have more of in the cellar, and difficult to find fault in such a wine for a midweek dinner.

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