2017 barolo part 2

2017 Barolo, Part 2: The Late Releases

As always, our fall Barolo article focuses on wines that were bottled this past summer and other late releases. Two thousand and seventeen is a tricky vintage with a degree of variability that requires selection. Many wines are gorgeous, but others are disappointing.

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Life on the Margin: Chablis 2019/2020

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Against all Odds: Vie di Romans Sauvignon Blanc Vieris

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Weathers the Challenges and Changes

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2019 Burgundy – Further Additions

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Cabernet Franc: The Dark Days Are Over

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Italy’s Ace in the Hole: Marche

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Stand and Deliver: 2001 Sauternes

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Everyday Piedmont, Part 1

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Looking Backward/Looking Forward: 2000 vs 2001 Bordeaux

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Chianti Classico and Beyond – 2018 & 2019

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The River Café, London, UK

How long must a restaurant exist before it becomes an institution? The River Café is the paradigmatic restaurant institution. People know it even if they have never eaten there nor ever will.

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Chizuru Tei, Edinburgh

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Divino Enoteca, Scotland

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Fhior, Scotland

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Union Square Café, NY

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2018 Domaine de Ferrand Mistral Côtes du Rhône

2018 Domaine de Ferrand Mistral Côtes du Rhône, 90 points

From vines that are nearly 80 years old, the 2018 Mistral is a lovely fruit bomb that is raised entirely in concrete. Lush but surprisingly lithe as well, it delivers copious red and blue fruit, floral and spice character with a long, velvety finish. (JR)


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1977 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Glen Ellen Vineyards

Needless to say, readers who own or can find the 1977 will enjoy more than a wine, as the 1977 represents a piece of history.

1964, 1971 and 1974 Domaine Couly-Dutheil Chinon

1969 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio

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