Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ascheri Dolcetto d'Alba 2007

Pretty decent Italian red here.  Dolcetto is something I've covered before,  but this is a more upmarket version, or at least the price would have you think so.

It came across initially as a somewhat serious wine, with a deep, concentrated cherry fruit nose and good depth of flavour.  However I found its effect diminished somewhat over the course of the meal, and by then end seemed more like a cheerful pizza wine, although one of good quality.

I think it's overpriced at £10.99.  £7 or £8 would seem more reasonable to me. This is something you see often at Oddbins - they can't really compete with places such as Waitrose for value.  Hopefully with the new ownership we'll start to see some more exciting things happening.

Dolcetto d'Alba 2007
Dolcetto DOC, Piedmont, Italy

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