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    Brunello 2012 - majesty without mass

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also my tasting notes from Brunello Night 2. Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany’s…

    25 Mar 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Brunello Night 2 – the tasting notes, and Soldera

    See my overview Brunello 2012 - majesty without mass.Our second Brunello Night at Caravan King's Cross in London seems to have been much enjoyed by…

    23 Mar 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Brunello Night 2 in pictures

    About 100 Brunello fans braved torrential rain to attend our second Brunello Night at Caravan King's Cross (and third overall, since we also held one…

    6 Mar 2017 Team JR
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    Brunello 2 and Sherry Nights - on sale now!

    24 March Sherry Night on 23 April is now also SOLD OUT. If you would like to go on the waiting list or if you have tickets but now find you are unable…

    21 Feb 2017 Team JR
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    Brunello 2012 - a five-star dilemma

    We thought that those Purple Pagers wondering whether to take advantage of our earlybird ticket offer for Brunello Night in London on 5 March deserved…

    31 Jan 2017 Walter Speller
  • Article Inside information

    Biondi Santi - the future

    The first rumours of an imminent sale of Biondi Santi emerged just before Vinitaly when on 9 April Il Sole 24 Ore, an Italian financial newspaper,…

    22 Dec 2016 Walter Speller
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    Brunello 2012s - first impressions

    Looking back at the 2012 vintage in Italy I wouldn’t immediately declare this hot and very small vintage, the smallest since 1947, an outstanding one.…

    6 Dec 2016 Walter Speller
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    L'Aietta - Montalcino picnic spot

    Being able to show a flight of 11 consecutive vintages of Brunello in a region with so many newcomers and where estates change hands on an almost…

    3 Nov 2016 Walter Speller
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    2014's breezy Rosso di Montalcino

    After the presentation of the distinctly light 2014 Chianti Classicos in Florence last February it was Montalcino’s turn to demonstrate how it had…

    9 May 2016 Walter Speller
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    Mastrojanni 2013 Rosso di Montalcino

    From $19.99, €15, 155 Danish krone, 24.50 Swiss francs, AU$67.80, £23.70 Find this wine Many a road has led to Montalcino in my recent drinking – not…

    18 Mar 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    A collection from Montalcino

    I hereby share with you a collection of tasting notes on (generally unrelated) wines from Montalcino tasted recently. They served to remind me just…

    14 Mar 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Orcia - a new Tuscan DOC

    You may not have heard of Orcia, a fairly recent Tuscan denomination squeezed in between Montalcino to the west and Montepulciano to the east, but it…

    4 Mar 2016 Walter Speller
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    Salicutti sold, Feiring hired

    This is the first in a series of regular news updates on goings-on in Italian wine.  Alice Feiring engaged as chair of new Vinitaly award …

    5 Feb 2016 Walter Speller
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    Brunello 2015 - a five-star vintage?

    This is the third of three detailed reports from recent tastings in Montalcino. See also Walter on Brunello 2011 and Brunello Riservas 2010.  At…

    1 Feb 2016 Walter Speller
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    Brunello 2010 - real Riserva returns

    See also Walter's detailed analysis of the 2011 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino published yesterday. On Monday he reports on some cask samples of…

    29 Jan 2016 Walter Speller