Issue 68 2020
172 ONE BOTTLE 2016 DE VILLAINE BOUZERON: AN ELEMENTAL WINE AND SPIRITUAL RESTORATIVE Andrew Jefford reflects on a single interesting bottle.
175 TASTINGS The distinctive World of Fine Wine tasting philosophy and protocol for both blind and open tastings, as well as the members of the permanent panel.
178 LAYING DOWN 2015 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO: RICH SATISFACTION After the struggles of 2014, a benign growing season produced an array of fine, exuberant, and generous Sangiovese wines in Montalcino in 2015, says Andrew Jefford, who introduces a high-scoring tasting that was also notable for its consistency. Bruno Besa and Anthony Rose add their notes.
188 SAVOR GRENACHE ODYSSEY: EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN A tasting featuring 65 wines from 27 wine regions in six different countries in the northern and southern hemispheres was a tribute to Grenache’s stylistic diversity and unheralded ability to reflect terroir, says Andrew Jefford, with fine wines from every point on a spectrum running from the rich and fleshy, to the silky and light. Simon Field MW and David Williams add their notes.
200 SAVOR CENTRAL ITALIAN WHITES: IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD Andrew Jefford introduces the second installment of an extensive three-part quest conducted with Bruno Besa and Michael Palij MW to find the finest white wines currently being made in Italy, this time taking in offerings from various regions in the center of the country, an area that provided consistent charm without ever reaching the heights of the north.
208 SAVOR GREEK AND CYPRIOT WHITES: THE GREAT ASSYRTIKO & CO Andrew Jefford introduces a high-scoring tasting shared with Simon Field MW and Demetri Walters MW that showed just how good white wine produced in the heat of southeastern Europe can be, with a range of fascinating indigenous grape varieties proving their worth, and Assyrtiko from Santorini cementing its reputation as the region’s brightest star.
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