I’m aware one or two others have attended the Italian fine wine masterclass tasting so thought I’d start a new thread for some comments.
First a quick overview. I sadly thought it felt a bit rushed; 6 wines in an hour means just ten minutes per wine. Which seems a lot until you start talking about the production as well as the tasting. Could have easily done with an hour and a half but only a small niggle. @Sarah was great and imparted loads of useful knowledge. Thank you!
Out of all the wines tasted I had only previously tried the Taurasi which I loved. I always love Tuscanny so the Chianti and Brunello were no brainers. I have struggled with Barolo and I’m afraid this hasn’t changed. Amarone is a style I have started buying but not yet opened any; this one has fired me up to get going on them lovely! Big surprise for me was the Scicilian Nerollo Mascalese; I’ve only had one before - the Pietradolce - which was okay but didn’t really blow me away. This one did!
My personal ranking of the wines was:
- https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/amarone-della-valpolicella-tenuta-novare-2018 (sadly sold out whilst I was typing I think!!!)
- Brunello di Montalcino, Conti Costanti 2013(sadly sold out during the tasting but fortunately I bought some earlier and got the discount!)
- Taurasi, Feudi di San Gregorio 2016
- Nerello Mascalese Versante Nord Terre Siciliane, Eduardo Torres Acosta 2018
- Chianti Classico Riserva, Quercia Al Poggio 2016
- Barolo Mosconi, Anselma 2010
Sorry Barolo lovers but that’s my personal preference! So in reverse order then I’ll make a separate post: