This was interesting. Most of the Bardolinos I try are cheap, light red wines that serve a purpose but don’t justify extensive tasting notes. This is a high-end take on Bardolino that’s quite elegant and tasty. A bit expensive? But delicious.
Guerrieri Rizzardi Tacchetto 2010 Bardolino Classico, Veneto, Italy
A blend of Corvina, Rondinello and Merlot. Pale-coloured, aromatic and fruity with sappy, leafy cherry fruit. Quite sweetly fruited with some liqueur-like notes. It’s a nicely elegant lighter style of red wine with nice texture, freshness and purity. Impressive. 90/100 (£14.50 Fortnum & Mason)
Note added later: I may have underrated this slightly – two days after opening, it’s just fabulous and mineral; quite natural tasting.