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The Intrepid Wino drank things in 2014

Last year was a particularly good year for drinking for me, I have to admit it. Thanks to all the fantastic people I met and venues I discovered, who all work with some beautiful products, I got to both taste and drink (sometimes a bit too much) some amazing stuff. Some of these wines were tasted at events or trade tastings, some at my favourite bars & restaurants, and a few were tasted at wineries I visited (which was too rare in 2014). You’ll notice that many of these wines are Italian which very much reflects where I was at this year working for an importer of Italian wines, and also visiting Italy in June.

Let me know what you think, and tell me in the comments what were your highlight wines for 2014.


2014 was a momentous year as it was the first time I tasted Claret!

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Shobbrook – 13/05/2013

Tommy Ruff Shiraz Mourvèdre 2011
Bright spicy fresh. Intense vibrant friendly yet interesting, great personality.

Syrah 2012
Pretty floral violets, tight fresh linear and long, amazing finesse for the variety.

Sangiovese 201
Intense pomegranate jam. A touch hot for the variety, a tad stripped.

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