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My first immersion in the wines of Bottega was in the Barbican Centre in 2019, where CEO, Sandro Bottega, introduced a vertical of their …

Apart from the 10X label invasion, this exam example was a textbook Ripasso. Dried cherry and prune fruit. Broad, cedary aromatics. Touch of spice. …

Good quality, dense, complex and balanced Recioto. And a good reminder that these are only  mid-strength, at 13% ABV. Mid-deep garnet, with a broad …

Turned out that this exact wine was on 2014 final exams… Deep, but not black garnet, with a medium rim. Pronounced, jammy cherry fruit …

Pieropan showing, like Inama, what quality Soave can achieve. Pretty rich fruit, but with a seam of minerally acidity underpinning it. The only criticism …

Bussola’s ripasso method Valpolicella, and clearly a ‘serious’ version. But not so serious that it can’t be drunk without meditation. A good balance. Opened …

Distinctly out of order, this one, due to pasting things out of place! One from our second WSET class on Italy, and my first …

I didn’t take a note at the time, and it’s taken a long time to get around to writing this up – mostly because …

So I was debating what should be the last entry in Book 2 – something grand? Something famous? Then I just went for something …

Saw this on sale at Selfridges as well, and felt like testing out an Amarone from a generally good Italian year (dunno precisely about …