Felsina Chianti Classico 2017

This is an orthodox expression of Chianti Classico that would be a good choice for a blinding tasting.  It has a refined aroma of licorice and earth.  The palate has high acidity, medium tannins and medium length.  Perhaps lacking some stuffing, but elegant and pleasant.  Ready to drink now and over the next 5 years. … Continue Reading →

Neno Negri Riserva Valtellina Superiore 2013

This is an excellent Valtellina wine from Nino Negri. It has swirling aromatics of florals and roses. The palate has a firm structure and high acidity. This nebbiolo is rather delicious and can be approached now or over the next decade. Rating: Very Good. Abv: NA. Price: mid $50s. Website: NA. Reviewed: January 2020.

Range Life Garganega 2016

This is an interesting local version of garganega from the King Valley in Victoria.  It’s the same grape variety as Soave in north eastern Italy and fits the King Valley’s Italian influence.  In the glass, it has aromas of smoke and stone.  The palate is dry, full bodied and the acidity medium.  An approachable style… Continue Reading →

Girolamo Russo ‘a Rina Etna Rosso 2017

Girolamo Rosso appears to be a well regarded producer in the Etna region in Sicily. In the glass, the 2017 ‘a Rina Etna Rosso has a typically pale red cordial like colour consistent with nerello mascalese. I would have liked to say something more precise as to the grape varieties in the wine. But looking… Continue Reading →

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