The Morning Claret

Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines

Day: 11 November 2020

Ronco Severo – Merlot Riserva 2016

Very typical slightly overripe nose, plummy and slightly bloody with some sous-bois and herbs. Still rather marked by the oak, with a toasty vanilla character. Lovely acidity and bright plum and blackberry fruit. Some vanilla and candied fruit notes on Read more

Rossidi – Mavrud 2018

This isn’t one of those super-extracted dry, dusty Mavruds, but a totally different treatment – fruit forward, tangy and supple. It’s filled with crushed blueberry with a lovely herbal twang and very soft tannins. Five days of cold maceration have Read more

Rossidi – Rubin 2017

Rubin is a 20th century crossing of Syrah x Nebbiolo, created in Bulgaria in 1944. I’ve enjoyed some vintages of this wine from Rossidi a great deal, but this 2017 feels slightly flat and hollow, leading with caramel and cacao Read more