2010 Ombrone, Sant’Antimo, Cupano, Tuscany, Italy (£49, reduced to £258 for six bottles (£43 each) for MoneyWeek readers only, from Swig, 08000-272272).
I enjoyed a lunch with one of my wine heroes, ex-cinematographer turned wine guru Lionel Cousin, the other day. You may remember that I wrote up his 2008 Ombrone two and a half years ago on this very page.
He kindly opened a vertical tasting of his stellar Brunello (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009) and every vintage was sublime.
2008 Ombrone, his staggering Super-Tuscan, looked regal. The 2009 was darker [...]