Friday, January 1, 2010

WINES of the WEEK, 1 January 2010

2007 Eidos de Padrinan Albariño, Adega Eidos, Rías Baixas
Perfumed, peachy, earthy nose; dry, pure, intense palate with a long, steely, perfumy finish. Serious, sophisticated albariño. 13% abv.
£13.95, Lea & Sandeman

2008 Zuani Vigne Bianco Collio
Aromatic with smoky ripe pear and apple notes and mouthwatering green, herbal, smoky-mineral flavours; intense and lingering. A blend of tocai friulano, pinot grigio, sauvignon and chardonnay – more than the sum of its parts. 13% abv.
£16.95, Lea & Sandeman

2007 Bricco Maiolica Barbera d’Alba
Fragrant, fresh damsons on nose and palate, with hints of dark chocolate and vanilla, gentle tannins and a dry, crunchy freshness to the finish. Versatile, food-friendly red. 13.5% abv.
£12.95, Lea & Sandeman

2007 Domaine Gilles Robin, Crozes Hermitage Cuvée Papillon
Perfumy, roast meat and cracked white pepper nose. Dry, savoury and elegant with stony, spicy length. Very good Crozes.
£14.75, Lea & Sandeman