Difficult weather led to variable quality, but the one common thread is firm tannins. While in the best examples this promises classic, ageworthy wines like 1978, Tom Maresca recommends the basic wines over the crus for more immediate enjoyment. See his top picks here...
Renato Ratti, Marcenasco Aroma of dried mushrooms and roses, tar; slightly closed, but juicy, black fruity, with a fine tar-and fruit finish. 17.pts/20 (90/100pts) Price: POA Buckingham Schenk, Marks & Spencer Drink: 2014–2025 Alc: 14%
You may have heard of a new wine gadget selling for just under US$300 called 'Coravin' which claims to allow wine to be tasted multiple times from the same bottle without ever removing the cork. Are you...
Intrigued. It sounds like a great idea and I would be interested in buying one (1263 vote, 29%)
Cautious, I would have to see it in action before I made my mind up (1239 vote, 28%)
Sceptical, I wouldn't risk it with my old and rare vintages (687 vote, 16%)
Not interested - if I want a glass of wine I'll just open the bottle (1179 vote, 27%)