I apologise for the slightly vague tasting ‘vibes’ below, but these two were both ‘drunk’ as opposed to ‘tasted’.
Le Vigne di Alice Brut ‘Doro’ Prosecco di Valdobbiadene 2007
A proper Prosecco this is, and delightful in its style. Honeyed, quite floral, very crisp and slightly off dry, its light on its feat and juicy in a style that Prosecco does so well. Personally I prefer my Prosecco’s just a little drier, but as an aperitif style this is simply attractive. 17
Penfolds Bin 138 GSM 2005
A winner. Utterly Penfoldian in its chocolatey richness, utterly Grenache dominated with its candied red fruit character & typically Barossan in its generosity. I’m not always a fan of the oaky, massaged Penfolds Bin wines, but this has character at a very real price. Showcasing the best of the 05 vintage, this is a much better wine than the current release 07. Well worth finding. 17.8