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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Private Cellar - The News and Exclusives

The new and exclusive wines from Private Cellar's Annual Portfolio tasting at RICS

Hattingley Valley Blanc de Blancs 2011 (£39.95) zippy, fresh, elegant and leesy. Adept. Very Good.

Marmora Vermentino di Sardegna DOC, 2015, Italy (£9.90) floral, fresh, full. Good.

Cantosan Verdejo Vinas Viejas Yllera, DO Rueda Spain 2015 (£11.95) aromatic lemongrass, ripe-yet-fresh. Good

Summerhouse Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2015 (£12.75) pungent, aromatic and tropical. Good.

Marmora Cannonau di Sardegna DOC, Italy 2015 (£9.90) fresh, vibrant and berry-fruited. Good.

Barbera d'Alba, Rocche Costamagna, Italy, 2015 (£13.25) red plums and spice. Good.

Merotto Colbelo Prosecco Extra Dry Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore 2015 (£18.95) fresh, precise, elegant. Good.
Champagne Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru "Cuvee Les Sillons", Legras & Haas 2012 (£66) taut and precise, still young with green apple and pear fruit, brioche and oaky-buttery underpinnings. Good now to Very Good over time.
Ch Les Vieux Ormes, Lalande de Pomerol 2012 (£20.45) fresh, precise, mineral; cherries and coffee. Adept. Very Good.

Ch Chantalouette, Pomerol 2012 (£26.50) fresh, pure, focused, cherries-and-coffee, adept and complex. Very Good.
Othello, Dominus Estate, Napa Valley, California 2012 (£31.95) a David Hasselhoff of a wine; complex but jammy and crowd-pleasing. A grudging Very Good.

Vidda Tørr Gin, Norway, NV (£41.95) flavoured with 12 foraged botanicals (how artisan) and no citrus; deft, elegant and complex. Very Good.

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