Dogajolo Toscano, 2012

Dogajolo Toscano, 2012
I’ve been drinking this wine on and off for quite a few years now, I’ve always been mesmerised by the beautiful label and the odd name, which I think is pronounced ‘Dogayalo’ – although I almost prefer the obvious ‘Dogajolo’! The name was created by Carpineto’s founders and is derived from the Italian word ‘doga’, ...

Sassicaia 2002

Sassicaia 2002
Back in 1944 Mario Incisa della Rochetta owner of the Tenuta San Guido estate planted a small vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Bolgheri hills and changed the history of Italian wine. …and in the process, so the story goes, pissing off a lot of the local traditionalists and the Italian appellation system (if it had even ...

Villa Antinori Toscana, 2009

Villa Antinori Toscana, 2009
I put this up against the Sassicaia 2002 to form a pseudo ‘Super Tuscan’ tasting as I thought it would make a good contrast – This costing £14 and Sassicaia £114!  It wasn’t here to compete, but was intended to be a simple comparison in quality. However this stood up extremely well to the Sassicaia ...

Tenuta san Guido Guidalberto Toscana, 2009

Tenuta san Guido Guidalberto Toscana, 2009
Drunk alongside the Campana Brunello this was clearly more approachable with smooth vanilla and vibrant fruit, a very different style of northern Italy. Share this:FacebookTwitter

Guado Al Tasso 1999

Guado Al Tasso 1999
For this week’s Friday night, post swimming session tasting, I thought it was time to open one of my two remaining 1999 Guado Al Tasso’s. I was a little concerned when I decanted it prior to the bike journey over to Allan’s, and a good three hours before I was going to have a chance of drinking it, that ...

Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato, 2007

Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato, 2007
Inter­est­ing that we did an Anin­tori tast­ing last week, includ­ing a 1995 Guado al Tasso, then Jan­cis takes my lead (again!) and comes along with this week’s wine of the week… 18 Feb 2011 by Jan­cis Robinson… “This is a quite deli­cious, grown-up wine from Tus­can upstarts Anti­nori (they’ve only been there for seven cen­turies) that ...
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