Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2013
Lovely crisp mineral floral leesy citrus. Pure focused driven lithe fresh depth.
Verdicchio Riserva 2010
Denser slightly more closed, sweet floral notes, incredibly complex. Bold yet subtle, rich yet focused, elegant long.
Tenuta Pongelli 2012
Light in the nose, bright in the glass, soft yet tight, nice mouthfeel is full but not heavy, good length and soft tannins. Just enough black fruit herbal character.
Villa Bucci Rosso 2010
Quite intense, very soft full dry and a bit of earth, much more serious tannins but nicely integrated.
Ampelio Bucci and his son
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!