2018 Guardasole, Boca
£175 per 6 bottle case in bond
This vintage comprises 80% Nebbiolo and 20% Vespolina as per the vineyard blend. It is aged for 34 months in durmast oak barrels before release.
Bright and youthful in the glass, the open nose reveals complex notes of cherry, some sweet and dried, touches of scented herb, tobacco leaf and spice. Juicy, ripe with an effortless intensity, this is a remarkably more-ish wine that captures notes of hedgerow fruit – loganberry, blackberry yet with a red fruit brightness suggesting strawberry and redcurrant even. Beautifully balanced and without an edge in sight, this is a hugely impressive Boca; the softly expressed, mellow tannins are veiled by a surprising depth of fruit, which persists long into the finish that picks up a certain citrussy zest. Really individual and appealing – fascinated to know how this will age if it can be resisted. (SL) 2022-2032+
90 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous,com
The 2018 Boca is an ethereal wine. Sweet red cherry fruit, blood orange, sage, mint and dried flowers all grace this mid-weight, expressive Boca. The 2018 is exotic, beguiling and full of character. Drink 2023-2033.
Please note the stock is already with us and available for immediate delivery.
All the best,