Chianti Sangiovese (Episode 140 Part 2)

In this 2nd part of our Sangiovese, we taste two more Sangiovese wines but this time Chiantis, that red wine made so famous by Dr Hannibal Lecter played by Anthony Hopkins in the film Silence of the Lambs.

The first Chianti we try comes across very light when “sniffed” but had a great taste of cherry, but the taste had very little length. a great table wine to enjoy with food or as a quaffing wine.

The second Chianti had a little splash of Cabernet Sauvignon as well which John hoped will add a little bit more fruit. On the nose, the 2nd wine had obvious notes of leather and oak. The taste was, John felt, one dimensional. John L prefered this wine to the first although accepted the length was a little lacking.


First Chianti

2nd Chianti

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Torretta de Mondelli Sangiovese (Episode 140)

In this episode, we taste a Sangiovese produced in Puglia Italy. The area sometimes described as the heel of Italy.

This wine is a great quaffing wine to enjoy with some pasta and or drinking with friends, especially at the fantastic advertised price on Sainsbury’s website of £3.95



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Bottega Bacur Gin Review (Episode 137)

An Italian London Dry Gin, it smelt a little like Grappa to John L, which John M thought was due to the alcohol coming through, Otherwise not much could be gained from the nose.
Drank neat the taste was quite a way from a “typical” London Dry Gin. Neat it was one of those tastes that would polarise people into either liking it or not!
With the tonic added the nose was certainly improved and so was the taste, There is a sweet sherbert flavour to the gin which the tonic brought out.
It has a great taste but will not be to every typical gin drinkers taste.



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Tasting Cococcioia Wine (Episode 107 Part 2)

In the second part of this episode, we taste an Italian white wine – Cocccioia.

A great subtle nose and great rounded/balanced taste.

A fantastic choice for an everyday wine given it’s bargain price of £4.99 from Aldi.

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Italian Nero di Troia Wine (Episode 106 Part 3)

In the last part of this episode, we taste a wine from Italy a Nero di Troia.

With a great violet nose, the wine smells delicious.

In terms of taste, it was also delicious and very well balanced – give it a try!

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Tasting a 2012 Dagromis Barolo (Episode 98)

For this episode, our thanks go to Ron and Pauline Jubb for their wonderful gift of a bottle of Dagromis Barolo 2012.

This fantastic wine is certainly not one to “Quaff”


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Tasting a Aldi Gavi (Episode 79 Part 3)

So how does the Aldi Gavi compare with the Morrison and Tesco versions we tasted in Part 1 and 2?

More apple tastes in this one, better mouthfeel, better balanced and for John the best of the three we have tasted.


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Tasting Supermarket Gavi (Episode 79 Introduction)

We quickly introduce our next episode in which we review three supermarket Gavi wines from Morrisons, Tesco, and Aldi.
Cortese is normally at the heart of Gavi so let’s see what we think of these supermarket examples.

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