Yeah could be. It was 15 years old in 21. 17 now. Not a huge relative change in maturity. I’ve picked one up to investigate. i do like the older curiosities. Perhaps not one to gamble a large order on though.
Yes, to be honest, I’m thinking of picking one up. It’s not that big a price to risk for such an aged wine.
Terlano are very good across the board.
Kinda happy these days that I prefer Barbera to Nebbiolo anyway!
Yeah, the barbera is the only thing approcahing “value” in the Burlotto portfolio now. Expect that door to shut too come next vintage, of course (especially if its the vintage of the century, as it usually is).
I had to invoke the promise on the one I bought. It was shown as outside of drinking window even then, so was worried I might have a problem, but was refunded with no issues.
That’s good to hear - I just picked one up on the basis that it is a cheap risk. I haven’t invoked the promise on anything ever (that’s partly down to TWS being pretty good but also down to me being pretty tolerant) so if it’s not up to snuff they had better stand by it. Nothing on the listing to say they wouldn’t I suppose.
TWS are pretty good about things like this, one of the key benefits of membership.
Quite right of course, no reason to think otherwise. Always good to see it confirmed. One of the things that makes it easy to take a chance. Fingers crossed my one is still in decent enough nick!
Just appeared and won’t last long, I imagine. Three bottle maximum and at £22, decent value.
Oh well, hopefully somebody who read it was able to pick some up. It may also reappear, as the Society does seem to release some of the highly sought after wines in tranches, presumably to try to make it a bit fairer.
Back in stock, presumably for a very limited period.
Barbera oos already. Dolcetto limited to 6 so may last a little longer.
I’m not a big fan of Dolcetto to begin with, but for what it’s worth thought the Einaudi Dogliani was typically better when they were about the same price. I guess people will buy it at £20…
Haven’t seen much Brunello generally available recently but picked up some of the 2017s this morning
2017 is a pretty keenly priced vintage - obviously wasn’t great (and don’t think 2018 was up to much either) - hoping 2019 will be better
Yeah, I’m hoping it’ll scratch an itch for Brunello with earlyish drinking. My Brunello pipeline in storage is nearly 100% not ready for drinking
The 2017 Brunellos I’ve tasted (Poggione, Potazzine, Cupano) were surprisingly decent, especially the latter