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Torres, Mas La Plana 2011

The 2011 Mas La Plana is still in its infancy, with sweet black cherry fruit, cocoa powder and tobacco taking centre stage...

Sassicaia

The story of how Sassicaia and Bolgheri came into existence is one of my favourites. It has been told many times, but is always worth re-telling for those who haven’t…

Tenuta San Guido, Le Difese 2015

This is the most recent addition to Tenuta San Guido’s portfolio and takes its name from the local wild boar which roam the hills of Bolgheri...

Tenuta San Guido, Guidalberto 2015

Sassicaia’s second wine, first created in 2000 by Nicolo Incisa and Sebastiano Rosa from estate-grown fruit, some of which comes from younger vines and is a little lower in altitude...

E Guigal, Brune et Blonde, Côte-Rôtie 2010

Unquestionably a great Côte-Rôtie vintage, this 2010 Brune et Blonde is surprisingly light on its feet with elegance, freshness and teasing, supple tannins providing the framework for the sweet red…

Rioja’s greatest

See tasting notes below “What an extraordinary tasting it was” ‘What an extraordinary tasting it was’, commented the expert moderator Sarah Jane Evans MW, who is also the Decanter World…

CVNE, Contino

CVNE, Contino, Rioja 1995 Still very much in its prime with good depth of colour and an inviting nose of red fruits, smoke and espresso. On the palate, this has…