Here are a selection of wines I scored from the Negociants tasting of earlier in the month:
Pra Soave Classico 2013 – $$ – Italy – Drink now, maybe next year.
Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore 2011 – $$ – Spain – Drink 2015-2018.
Beronia Rioja Reserva 2008 – $$$ – Spain – Drink 2015-2018.
Dom. Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru 2011 – $$$+ – Drink 2015-2021
I am really excited to possess my first 1er cru Burgundy. Berry Bros & Rudd website notes sez of this wine: “Faiveley are the talk of Burgundy at the moment, a change of generation with Erwan Faiveley now in charge has resulted in a change of style since 2007 (the old style was often very tannic). I have to say I love the new style and the famous Gevrey Premier Cru vineyard of Cazetiers epitomises it. Beautiful lifted nose, with red cherry and some bramble fruits. The palate is seamless, seductive almost, with the same red fruits showing and a lovely pepper spice finish. Burgundy of the very highest order”