2018 Rosso di Montalcino, Il Colle

While I have a few rather expensive wines this week, I have two bargains for you, and this is my red pick! Il Colle is a tremendous estate, but it is not a spotlight-seeking producer so you can be forgiven if you have not come across it before. I have yet to taste the Brunello that HH&C is offering alongside this wine, but there was a spare bottle of Rosso, and I snapped it up and am excited to share my thoughts with you. With terrific, juicy cranberry jelly fruit, lovely wild cherry and pomegranate notes and a silky texture, topped off with crisp tannins, this is about as delicious as Rosso gets! Drinking already but able to hold for a good few years, if you like bright, modern Sangiovese with masses of flair and accuracy, this is a wine you cannot afford to miss. It works out at about £21 for a bottle once Duty and VAT have been paid, making it one of the deals of 2021. 17.5/20 (Drink now – 2025)

Matthew Jukes on www.matthewjukes.com www.matthewjukes.com, 29th Sept 2021
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