2006 Copain Thompson Syrah - Nice, new world in style, I found it a bit one-dimensional but Mrs VeV loved it.
2008 Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia - again, nice, italian claret in a polished new world style. Paired well with a cold night and some lentils and cotechino.
2015 Occhipinti SP68 rosso - finally a not flawed bottle. Still a bit of effervesence on opening, but settled down with an afternoon of air and turned into what it could be. I have one bottle left and i'm not sure i'm a repeat buyer based on the number of skunked bottles i've had.
2015 Sybille Kuntz Reisling Kabinett Trocken - this disappeared fast. Loved by all. petrol, tropical fruits, a little smoky minerality and enamel-peeling acidity. Glad i have a few more to follow
2012 Castello di Rampolla Chianti Classico - This was great with porchetta - still young and needed some fat to tame the acid/tannins. On the darker side of sangiovese. Would probably benefit from additional aging.
2010 Querce Bettina RdM - middle of the road stylistically, nice sangiovese. Good fruit/savoury balance. Revisiting the bottle on the 2nd night it was oxidising pretty quickly. Cork was fine though.