Review Round-up (August-September 2018) - Boutinot

A couple of reviews from the September 2018 issue of Decanter magazine:

Bottega Vinai Trentino Nosiola 2017: “Cavit has access to nearly half of Trentino’s 26.5ha of Nosiola, a grape best known for its use in Vin Santo. Its name comes from nocciola – hazlenut – and you can taste them here, along with honey-spiced apples, on the creamy mineral palate.” Selected by Tina Gellie as one of ’25 exciting and accessible wines available in the UK for £25 or less’.

Valenciso Blanco 2016:Ever-popular blend of two-thirds Viura with Garnacha Blanca. The focus at Valenciso is on the best expression of one white and one red. There’s the expected hint of ripe fruit, but with it a stony freshness. Drink 2018-2014. 91 points.” Sarah Jane Evans MW – Expert’s Choice


From the August online edition of US publication the Wine Spectator Insider:

San Felice Chianti Classico 2016: “Expressive and smooth, this red hits all the right notes, with pure black cherry, black currant and violet flavors. Touches of earth, iron and tobacco add complexity. Best from 2020 through 2036. 94 points” – Bruce Sanderson. Wine Spectator Insider Vol 14 No 34 August 29 2018

Meanwhile from Walter Speller on

Barbaresco Roncaglie 2015, Poderi Colla:A little brooding with minerally spicy notes and the ripe fruit just beginning to creep out of its shell. Firm but gorgeous chewy tannins. Fine red-fruit finish, but this needs much more time to open up. Elegant and poised yet with some tannic power (WS) 17.5 points.”



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