Penfolds 2010 Bin 169
Probably 8.5/10, for me. Really lovely, smooth and polished but doesn’t have the factor X that my absolute faves - nebbiolo, sangiovese and riesling - can conjure up. Really glad to have tried it but, at that price, probably not one I’ll get again.
Slightly to my surprise, the wine of the month so far has been Nadia Curto’s 2014 Arborina Barolo which, after a few ‘ok’ bottles has turned a corner into wonderfulness. It was as though someone had flicked a switch and brought out a whole new layer of flavour. Also, I feel hugely biased after reading her lovely message to the Society.