Just under one third of the 718 tasting notes uploaded into our database in February earned a score of 17 and above. These included 40 or so standalone notes that garnered some very noteworthy praise. A selection of the best follow.
- DRC's 1989 Richebourg, Ch Mouton Rothschild 1982 and Gaja's Costa Russi 1990 Barbaresco – all available by the 25ml at London merchant The Sampler
- Three top 2001 Barolos courtesy of Walter: Ettore Germano's Cerretta, Vajra's Bricco delle Viole and Mascarello's Monprivato
- Two mature Victorian Pinot Noirs by Eastern Peake - the 2001 and 1997
- Benchmark Xinomavro from Argatia...