Red Wine That Drinks Well Now

If you don’t want to wait… to pull the cork, then the top-notch red wines below will hit the spot. Enjoy!

2018 Sancerre Pinot Noir, Les Marennes, Loire, France, Alc.13%, £14.99


For those of us that can’t afford top-notch red burgundy then this red Sancerre from the Loire is a wonderful alternative.
Score: 9/10 Tasted 2021
More info:  
https://www.waitrosecellar.com/sancerre-rouge-pinot-noir-les-maren-667558 

2013 Nerento Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Villa Trasqua, Tuscany, Italy, Alc. 14%, £22.00

Want a top notch ready to drink complex Chianti?  The 2013 Nerento with its notes of truffles come threaded with ripe black fruits and fine acidity will hit the red spot!   
Score: 8.5/10 Tasted 2021
More Info:  
https://villatrasqua.it/en/wines/nerento-chianti-classico-docg-gran-selezione-2

2013 Trasgaia Toscana Villa Trasqua, Tuscany, Italy, Alc.14%, £26.44

An easy drinker. Everything I have tasted from Villa Trasqua is top-notch! The winemaking team should take a bow.
Score: 8.5/10 Tasted 2021
More Info: https://villatrasqua.it/en/wines/trasgaia-igt-rosso-di-toscana

2015 Fanatico Chianti Classico Riserva, Villa Trasqua, Tuscany, Italy, Alc. 14%, £20.38

Not as good as the 2016, but it is well-crafted and it drinks well!
Score: 8/10 Tasted 2021
More Info:
https://www.vinello.eu/fanatico-docg-riserva-villa-trasqua

2016 Chianti Classico Villa Trasqua Tuscany, Italy, Alc.14%, £22.36

This 2016 vintage delivers everything a drinker wants from a glass of Chianti: pronounced ripe black fruits, fine tannins and firm acidity that will pleasure the palate of red wine lovers.   
Score: 9/10 Tasted 2021
More Info:
https://www.vinello.co.uk/chianti-classico-docg-villa-trasqua2014 Barolo

2014 Cannubi Riserva, Tenuta Carretta, Barolo, Italy, Alc.14.5%, £100+

Unfortunately top notch ready to drink Barolo, like Grand Cru Burgundy will never be cheap, but if you want to taste great Barolo then this one is well worth a punt. 
Score: 9/10 Tasted 2021
More Info:
https://www.tenutacarretta.it/en/wines/cannubi-riserva-barolo-docg-2014/

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