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2010 Brezza Langhe Nebbiolo DOC

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This has bright, sweet and juicy red cherry and raspberry fruits. The palate is tangy and juicy, with cherry-pip tangy acidity and a lovely, fine tannin sheen, with a good, juicy snap at...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:48 EST 2012

2010 Brezza Dolcetto d'Alba DOC San Lorenzo

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From just to the north of the village of Barolo, on the left side of the road, this has a lovely blue fruit element with very pure, bright berries.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:48 EST 2012

2009 Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco DOCG Martinenga

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Attractive, juicy red fruits here. This has a red licorice edge, with a light, tarry aspect. The palate has tangy, elemental, sweet strawberry and red cherry fruit flavour; acidity over...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:47 EST 2012

2009 Ca' Rome Barbaresco DOCG Sori Rio Sordo

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A more powerful and brazen style with an edge of mint and herbs, some raspberry liqueur and strawberry too; a nicely layered nose.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:47 EST 2012

2009 Moccagatta Barbaresco DOCG Bric Balin

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An instant air of musky, sweet oak spice, vanillin and ripe maraschino cherry aromas, some herbs too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:47 EST 2012

2008 Matteo Correggia Roero Riserva DOCG Rocche d'Ampsey

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Lovely mix of ripe herbs and bright berry fruits on offer here; this has an edge of wet concrete and clay – lovely wine, really enticing nose.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:46 EST 2012

2009 Matteo Correggia Roero DOCG

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A little tawny edge to the rim. This has a savoury aroma with lilting red and blue fruit aromas, some wild herbs and sweet, leafy nuances with wet clay.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:46 EST 2012

2009 Olivier Bernstein Bonnes Mares Grand Cru

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There's an air of grace and balance; the fruit concentration has the edge over the oak, and there's a marriage of cedary oak with dark cherry and blue fruits, plenty of sweet spice too,...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:45 EST 2012

2009 Olivier Bernstein Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

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A deeper fruit profile here, some earthy notes, some mocha, plenty of fruit too, some sweet, dark roasted spices and a little vegetal edge.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:45 EST 2012

2009 Olivier Bernstein Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

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This is looking very smart and shows plenty of richness and ripeness, a good serve of oak, some pencil shavings, a decent serve of spice here, some licorice, sweet earth too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:44 EST 2012

2009 Olivier Bernstein Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

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The oak takes a step up here, and there's a boot polish–like edge, really cedary, and also showing plenty of deep, sweet, earthy notes, sous bois and meaty fermentation complexity.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:44 EST 2012

2009 Olivier Bernstein Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Lavrottes

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A structured but perfumed Chambolle that has a lilting, rose-like fragrance and a nicely ripe red cherry nose, some complex spices and a little mocha here too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:44 EST 2012

2009 Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers

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This has some richer fruit again at the 1er Cru level, showing ripe blue fruits and darker cherries, a little earth and spice; it gives a more plump expression on the nose.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:43 EST 2012

2009 Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux

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This has some riper characters and delivers some darker cherry fruits, carrying the oak nicely. Really very pristine and gently earthy, a little chocolate and mocha here too, plenty to...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:43 EST 2012

2009 Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin Villages

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The basic 2009 Gevrey Villages is a smart wine with a fairly strident oak influence on the nose, framing neatly ripe cherry fruits with a lot of spice; very youthful.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:43 EST 2012

2011 Stoneleigh Riesling

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A composed and crisp nose with elegant apple and citrus fruit aromas, sweet florals and a little minerally, yeasty thread too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:42 EST 2012

2011 Triplebank Sauvignon Blanc

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This brand concentrates on the cooler Awatere Valley and offers a finer edge, but with a sweet herbal thread and a bright lime citrus nose.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:42 EST 2012

2011 Brancott Estate Letter Series 'B' Sauvignon Blanc

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Planted on the original site of the first sauvignon blanc in Marlborough, this certainly has a charming nose here with some real composure; it is the upper tier of quality at Brancott.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:42 EST 2012

Brancott Estate Sparkling Pinot Gris

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Another new product from Brancott, with plenty of generous fruit that smells of apple and pears, some intense florals here too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:41 EST 2012

2010 Oakdene Peta's Vineyard Pinot Noir

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A nicely weighted and balanced pinot from the outset, showing attractive, ripe plum and deep cherry fruits on the nose; oak is nicely played and there's a gentle, meaty element.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:18:41 EST 2012