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Andrew Bernardo

Andrew Bernardo

1 day, 0 hours ago

Andrew scored this wine: 93/100

Very different from the 2011. While the same core of ripe black briar, plum and cassis fruit remain, there is a vegetal quality that comes through from the Cab Franc, and a peppery edge leads me to believe that it was either a cooler year or a shorter growing season. Still though, this wine reached superior quality. 93 Point a.

2 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 94/100

I have been collecting Iscay since the late 2000s. This is utterly stunning, with its rocky, chalky, minerally edges wrapped around a core of plum and briar fruit. There is spice and dried herbs that weave their way through this wine like veins. If you don’t believe in Argentina yet, this will give you a reason. 94 Points.

4 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 91/100

Gorgeous purity to this wine, with bright red cherry and raspberry, dried herbs, chalky minerals and a sultana-like note on the finish. 91 Points.

Fontanabianca Barbaresco 2014

Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy
9 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 92/100

This was a pleasant Barb, with elegant and lifted notes of wild strawberry, raspberry, fresh and dried herbs, plum skin and a touch of anise. Gorgeous length and structure. Drink now through 2030. 92 Points.


Pelissero Nubiola Barbaresco 2010

Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy
11 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 93/100

This wine has developed serious character over time. It features loads of cherry and wild strawberry, dried herbs, liquorice, dried flowers, sassafras and has some sanguine notes to round it off. Over delivers. 93 Points.

Andrew Bernardo

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Memorable Wine

1989 Chateau Bel-Air


First Wine

1961 De Montille Volnay

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