Tasting note: Goumenissa Red, Chatzivariti, 2015

Comments = This wine was a good discovery for me. There is no doubt that this is a very good wine from a very good producer. We can feel the overall quality of the wine. The structure is still there with a good body and good tannins (rounded by the time spent in bottle). My only regret is that the 2015 vintage I tasted has probably past its peak and I think that is due to some issue during the conservation in the cellar of the retailer. In any case, I have no doubt in recommending this wine which offers a very good quality and a very good value for money.

Final Grade = B+

Tasting note: Negoska Red, Tatsis Estate, 2014

Comments = This wine was a very good opportunity to taste an aged (9 years) 100% Negoska. I did not really know what to expect. This wine was a good surprise. It remained fruity and quite deep in color. The red fruits still dominate even if the wine shows some signs of evolution. The overall balance is quite good despite a medium level of acidity. I probably should have left some more time for the wine open on the nose. Overall, it was a nice experience for a reasonable price and I enjoyed this wine.

Final Grade = B

Tasting note: Sassicaïa, Tenuta San Guido, 2018

Comments = Sassicaia is a true icon, the first “Super Tuscan” (one of the first reds produced in Italy like the great Bordeaux wines. The first vintage was produced in 1968). This 2018 vintage is no exception to the rule. Slightly less opulent than the 2015 vintage, it is nonetheless one of the very best recent vintages. It is both powerful and incredibly fine, these tannins only need to be polished over time, the aromatic expression is just as powerful but precise and with many nuances. The finish is long, deep, velvety and totally bewitching. There is no doubt that this wine is an exceptional wine, an excellent investment and a true work of art.

Final Grade = A++

Tasting note: Domaines Ott, Chateau Romassan, Rosé, 2022

Comments = I really like this great rosé from Bandol focused on finesse and elegance with characteristic notes of the dominant Mourvèdre grape, a slight solar side, a nice tension on the palate which complements the acidity of the wine. Many nuances in the mouth and a long and complex finish. A very beautiful rosé to enjoy convivial and sunny moments around Mediterranean cuisine

Final Grade = A-

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