Double Magnum 300cl
Dried cherries, raspberries, tobacco and crushed flowers rise effortlessly from the glass. Delicate berry-infusions are contained within a tightly packed tannic structure. But the texture is beautifully silken. Freshness and verve are the hallmarks of this appealing vintage and this wonderful Barolo has it in spades.
Fenocchio's 2013 Barolo is an attractive, entry-level offering. Sweet red cherry, plum, mint and orange peel give the wine a slightly exotic feel. Soft tannins and mid-weight structure mean the 2013 can be enjoyed soon after release.
Bottle 75cl £17.90
A vivid mid-ruby, dried rose petal and balsamic scented reserva, still showing vibrant raspberry fruit and fresh acid. Chocolate-coated cherry character with hints of vanilla, but in a far more restrained way than in classic Rioja wines. Superb structure with ripe, fine-grained tannins and a tar-like grip towards the end of the long finish. Armit Winesmore