Mora di Sassi offers nice fruit, cherry and berry tones followed by strong tones of smoke, spice and leather. The acidity is fresh and zippy and overall this wine needs two more years to integrate.
A modernist take on Barbara. Nose shows a good deal of dark ripe fruit, skirting the edge of overripeness. On the palate, it is fat and chunky, with quite intense fruit compote flavors, and just enough acidity to hold it together. Friendly and quaffable.
The moment you smell the wine you are assailed by a very pure, very intense aroma of apricot liqueur. On the palate, it is rich, fat, soft and thick. Very simple, extremely tasty, a perfect foil to spicy Szechuan food.
A touch sweet from front to back, but a pretty good Gavi. Heady aromas of candy and banana yield after airing to subdued pear. The palate is typically full of citrus, primarily orange and grapefruit. That same citrus carries out all the way through the finish. A touch oversized, but flavorful.
One of the casualties of what is proving to be a very mixed vintage. The nose is muted, with a dank note creeping in with the fruit. The palate has a little more flavor, but that slight swampy character also shows itself here, and the finish is relatively short.