This shows so much intensity and density for the vintage. Full-bodied, layered and silky. A big yet balanced young red. Better in 2018. James Suckling. April, 2015.
Score: 95-/100James Suckling
2011 Barolo: "Intrigante"
Barolo Vineyard Following a vintage like 2010 is not easy. 2010 Barolos are not only of great quality, they were released to a market primed to buy something new, a market disillusioned with Bordeaux, a market looking for quality, value and character. What the wines of Piedmont offered, and continue to offer is simple: the opportunity to buy, own ...
An Interview with Andrew Jefford
This week we were fortunate enough to delve into the mind of Andrew Jefford, a man who has been writing professionally about wine for over thirty years. A wine writer as opposed to a critic, his thought-provoking approach has been providing insight into a world of wine that has completely transformed over this time... The Language of Wine F+R: On your own ...
Barolo 2015: Vintage Report
“This is a vintage of absolute excellence right away, with great prospects over time for aging” - Roberto Voerzio “2015 is a thrilling vintage of rich yet vibrant wines” - Giuseppe Vajra “In terms of vinosity and richness it is similar to 2009, while for the complexity and intensity of the aromas it is more similar to 2010” - Roberto ...
Andrew Jefford - Burgundy 2018
Thanks to Andrew Jefford for sharing his Vintage overview first published on the Wine Scholar Guild website. Andrew (similarly to many wine makers we have spoken to) believes the Cote de Beaune white wines are outstanding in 2018 (4.5 vintage) and almost as good as the universally praised red wines throughout the Cote d'Or (5 vintage). Chablis After a ...
The FINE+RARE Barolo Anteprima 2010
Last week we held one of the most exciting tastings we can remember at our offices: the FINE+RARE Barolo Anteprima 2010. Just over 90 wines from Barolo's finest: from the established names to the young blood, all from what is a clearly excellent 2010 vintage. The growers included F+R favourites Brezza, Ceretto, Cogno, Grimaldi and Oberto; the established stars of ...
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