TNs: Barolo, French Alps & Romania.

1995 Barolo “Vigneto Rocche”; Az. Agr. Giovani Corino, La Morra
soy, truffle, black and white truffle, truffle oil, squid ink, earth, coffee beans, decaying leaves, sous bois, rotting rose petals, roses, cherry, strawberry, crisp and refreshing with gritty, dusty tannins, this is drinking well, and has aged nicely. Clearly modern and with enough stuffing, sea salt and herbs. Wood, cedar and tobacco. Modern but nice. A touch drying on the finish. 58/100

2010 Les Amis Imaginaires; Domaine Petit Août, IGP Hautes-Alpes
50% Mollard; 50% Cabernet Sauvignon.
a serious version of the straight Mollard with structure, pure cherry, red plum, herbs and strawberry, hints of cassis and bubblegum, nice length and poise, elegant and well made, soft and round tannins. Really loveable and great value. 64+/100

2008 Feteascā Neagrā Special Reserve; Princiar, DOC-CMD Dealu Mare, Tohani; Romania
chocolate, plum, cherry, red fruited, lifted fresh nose, herbs, cherry, nutty, vanilla, cadbury’s dairy milk nut chocolate bars, strong rich tannins, modern and with rich length, meaty, blood, restraint and minerality, nice balance and will age. Really nice poise, and surprisingly good considering one expects nothing. Really nice. 61+/100 €15 in Romanian duty free!

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Jono Beagle’s hundred point scoring system.
<30/100 not worth bothering with
<50/100 good wine but I wouldn’t buy a case
<60/100 very good showing grape and terroir character
<70/100 excellent example of a wine from this country/region/grape
<85/100 _one of the very best wines that the region has to offer.

85/100 one of the very best wines you are ever likely to drink_