The Wine on Wednesday

  • Maranges Vieilles Vignes 2019, Domaine Maurice Charleux. This week a red Burgundy that offers great value for money. It is from Maranges, at the southern end of the Côte d’Or. Concentrated and ripe with fresh red cherry fruits dusted with spice and a lovely long finish. It will evolve further over the next year or two, but is very seductive already; I […]
  • Quinta dos Roques Dão Colheito Tinto 2018 Wonderfully fragrant with succulent, refreshing black cherries and plums and a touch of spicy oak. There are some very refined tannins on the lengthy drying finish, so it will keep a year or two, but it seems a shame not to drink it now. A bargain at €18. €18 from Whelehan’s Wines, Loughlinstown, whelehanswines.ie I […]
  • Riecene Chianti Classico 2020 I featured the excellent Fonterutoli Chianti Classico a few weeks back. This is another finely crafted Chianti Classico, 100% Sangiovese from the impressive 2020 vintage. Fragrant, medium-bodied and rounded, with pure dark and red cherry fruits, with a nice ripeness, balanced by a fine acidity and easy but present tannins. Very drinkable now with red […]