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2012 Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "96+: Le Potazzine Gorelli makes very distinctive expressions of Brunello that reflect a sort of secret truth about the Sangiovese grape. The effect is not completely polished, nor is it boring or predictable. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino reaches for a degree of extreme authenticity and originality that is not commonly found in the appellation. This is low-profile wine with a big personality that proves to be very generous to those who make the time to know it. The bouquet reveals will berry, red rose, spice, earth and wild mushrooms. There is a touch ...Read More » 


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RP 96 WE 96

2011 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Plenty of strawberry and cherry aromas and flavors, but it's refined and elegant with brightness and finesse. Polished and wonderfully harmonious. Really gorgeous. One of wines of the vintage. Drink or hold." (2/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fuligni's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a delightful wine that excels both in terms of its generosity and its approachability. It's easy to drink the whole bottle, glass after glass. The warmer vintage has shaped soft and rich fruit flavors that are enduring and enticing. Spice, leather and tangy tobacco fill in the rear adding dimension and ...Read More » 


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2011 Proprietà Sperino Lessona (Previously $70) Top Pick!
2011 Proprietà Sperino Lessona (Previously $70)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Tilled earth, underbrush, rose petal, perfumed berry, aromatic herb and a balsamic note are some of the many alluring scents you'll find on this gorgeous red. The juicy palate is both earthy and loaded with finesse, doling out ripe dark cherry, raspberry, pipe tobacco, licorice and energizing mineral. Firm, polished tannins provide structure. It's already almost accessible but will continue to evolve and age beautifully. Drink from 2019 through 2029. (KO)" (2/2017) K&L Notes: Praise for the producer's 2011 vintage from Antonio Galloni: "This is ano... Read More » 


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WE 96

2013 Tenuta Sette Ponti "Oreno" Toscana

97 points James Suckling: "A wine with terrific texture and balance. Very polished tannins that are etheral and harmonious. Full-bodied, yet fresh, this is about combining elegance with power. It's so Latour in style. Excellent depth. Better in 2017, but so fine now. Blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot." (8/2015) K&L Notes: From the winery: Oreno, which takes its name from the river that crosses the Ponti estate and the hamlet where the farmhouse is found, is the estate's flagship wine. With ample fruit from the Merlot, structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon, brought together w... Read More » 


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JS 97

2012 Ettore Germano "Prapo" Barolo

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of licorice, dark berry, dried herb, leather and a balsamic note lead the way. The firm palate offers ripe Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, pipe tobacco and licorice while firm, velvety tannins lend finesse. This won’t need years to come around but it also shows staying power. Drink 2019-2027" (2/2017) 90 points Vinous: "A dense, powerful wine, the 2012 Barolo Prapò shows plenty of Serralunga muscle. Iron, smoke, licorice, herbs and a host of savory notes underpin a core of intense dark red stone fruit. The 2012 exudes virile intensity from start to finish. (AG) ...Read More » 


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WE 94 VN 90

2014 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Le Serre Nuove" Bolgheri Rosso

91 points James Suckling: "Very pretty texture of lemon rind and fresh tannins with fresh plum and peach undertones. Sweet tobacco. Turns to chocolate. Medium to light body." (7/2016)  


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2010 Musella Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Crushed iris, baked plum, cedar, tobacco and new leather aromas seamlessly come together on this bold full-bodied red. Smooth and ripe, the full-bodied palate doles out mature black cherry, raspberry jam, licorice and mocha framed in well-knit, velvety tannins. (KO)" (12/2016) 90 points Wine Spectator: "This bright, medium-bodied red shows well-knit tannins and appealing flavors of juicy, sun-dried cherry, lavender, dried fig and spice. An accessible version, with a lightly chewy, citrusy finish. (AN)" (2/2017) K&L Notes: Musella, one of my favorite Amarone producers, is now b... Read More » 


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WE 93 WS 90

2010 Domenico Clerico "Pajana" Barolo

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium red. Less expressive on the nose than the Briccotto, hinting at ripe, musky plum, black raspberry, menthol and tobacco. Then smooth and sweet in the mouth, but with terrific energy keeping the red fruit and tobacco flavors fresh and primary. Sweeter and more elegant in style than the 2009, but this fine-grained, firmly tannic wine really shut down in the glass. Outstanding potential here." (12/2013) 93 points James Suckling: "A solid wine for the vintage with pretty fruit such as cherry and plum, as well as a light minerality. Full body with chewy tannins and a polis ...Read More » 


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2011 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L)

90 points James Suckling: "A compacted red with dried-cherry, toasted-oak and coffee-bean aroma and flavors. Full body with firm, silky tannins." (2/2016) Wine Enthusiast: "Ripe plum, game, truffle, leather and menthol are some of the aromas you'll find on this earthy wine. The tightly wound palate offers dried black cherry, chopped sage, mint and roasted coffee bean alongside raspy tannins that leave a mouth-drying finish. (KO)" (5/2016)  


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JS 90


2014 Marisa Cuomo "Furore Bianco Fiorduva" Costa d'Amalfi

94 points Vinous: "Bright dark yellow-gold. Enticing aromas of ripe peach, lime, ginger, custard cream, spring flowers and minerals. Dense, smooth and rich, offering precise, strong flavors of ripe stone fruit, raisin, caramelized fig and crème brûlée. Quite perfumed in the mouth, and nicely balanced; the long finish displays a seamless quality and remarkable freshness for such a big, concentrated wine. (ID)" (11/2016) K&L Notes: Danile Cernilli (aka Doctor Wine) gave this 97 Points and says, "Made with the local grapes Ripoli, Fienile and Ginestra which ripen and obtain their fragranc... Read More » 


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2012 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Enticing perfumed berry, violet, new leather and a truffle scents emerge in this textbook Brunello. On the savory, full-bodied palate, licorice, clove and chopped herb flavors accent a juicy core of ripe black cherry fruit. Firm, refined tannins provide structure. It’s already tempting but hold for even more complexity. Drink 2020-2032. (KO)" (2/2017) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Austere, with dusty tannins corralling the cherry, strawberry, earth and tobacco flavors. The bright acidity keeps this focused, lingering on the dry finish. Very tight, with a lot of savor ...Read More » 


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2011 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Heady scents of forest floor, ripe berry, fragrant blue flower, grilled herb and a whiff of eucalyptus emerge on this superb wine. The elegantly structured palate offers juicy wild cherry, black raspberry, star anise, mint and baking spice while well-integrated tannins provide the framework. Balanced and already approachable, it also shows good mid-term aging potential. Drink through 2026. (KO)" (5/2016) 94 points Vinous: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the classiest wines of the vintage. Macerated cherry, cinnamon, orange peel and spice notes are all fused togeth ...Read More » 


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2012 Siro Pacenti "Vecchie Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of ripe fruit such as sweet strawberries and hints of orange peel and chocolate. Medium to full body, soft and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Riper style. Drink or hold." (2/2017) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Giancarlo Pacenti knows his land well and is a skillful farmer, especially with regards to navigating a challenging vintage like this. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne boasts a beautifully saturated ruby color that appears healthy and bright. The aromas are presented with precision and balance. A wine like this offers irrefutable evidence that old vin ...Read More » 


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2012 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino "Pianrosso" (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "This is all about finesse and beauty with such great length and polish. It literally melts in your mouth. Full-bodied yet agile and vivid. So many undertones of cedar, berries, cream and light toffee. Fabulous. Contender for the wine of the vintage." (12/2016) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona is one of the headline estates of Montalcino and the Pianrosso single vineyard is known for its consistency and the steady grace of its performance. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso does not quite reach the heights of the outstanding 2010 vintage. This r ...Read More » 


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2008 Produttori del Barbaresco "Paje" Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Decanter: "Delicious rose and red cherry nuances backed up by noteworthy but polished tannins. Pajè doesn’t get any better than this." (8/2013) 95 points Wine & Spirits: "An opulent, luxurious Barbaresco, this wine’s floral scents combine with its tannins to yield an earthy tension in the end, long-lasting and complete. The tannins have nebbiolo’s austere precision, a structure filled up with anise-scented fruit. Substantially and youthfully tough without any sense of excess weight, this has a long life ahead." (12/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Paje wraps around the palate with layers of dar ...Read More » 


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2012 Grattamacco "L'Alberello" Bolgheri Superiore

97 points James Suckling: "Full body, ultra-fine and silky tannins and a soft and fruity finish. Ripe and balanced with beautiful fruit and freshness. A wine with style and beauty. A tiny-production, single-vineyard red made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot." (8/2015) 94 points Vinous: "Grattamacco's 2012 Bolgheri Superiore Alberello is finely-spun in the glass, with striking finesse and nuance. Sweet cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and spice notes open up effortlessly with air. The 2012 is ripe and juicy, but also quite classic in its mid-weight structure. The 2012 finishes with ...Read More » 


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2012 Sottimano "Fausoni" Barbaresco

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sottimano's 2012 Barbaresco Fausoni shows highly impressive results with a smooth entry to the palate followed by bright fruit flavors that are fused with floral accents, spice and licorice. Fausoni reveals pretty transparency with brilliant garnet accents. The aromas are tonic, vibrant and fresh. There's plenty of menthol and cardamon-infused lift on the finish. This is a very satisfying wine that promises a long life ahead. (ML)" (6/2015) 93 points James Suckling: "A fresh, refined 2012 Barbaresco with dark-berry, floral and hints of walnut character. Full body, firm tannins and a ...Read More » 


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2012 Giacomo Fenocchio "Bussia" Barolo

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of underbrush, tobacco, sunbaked earth and mature black-skinned fruit lead the nose on this fantastic, firmly structured red. On the concentrated palate, notes of licorice, graphite and clove add depth to the core of mature black cherry. Drink 2019–2024. (KO)" (9/2016) 93 points James Suckling: "This is really excellent with ripe and savory fruit showing plum, strawberry and hazelnut character. Some tar undertones. Full body and firm tannins giving form to the wine. Better in 2018." (3/2016) 90 points Wine & Spirits: "This 2012 feels cool and lean, with austere tannins and leafy tobacco notes that give a ...Read More » 


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2013 Castello di Fonterutoli "Siepi" Toscana (Previously $100)

95 points James Suckling: "This is a wonderful follow-up to the superb 2012. Aromas are so intriguing with raspberry, blackberry and light toasted fruits. Some black tea. Full body, and very compacted. Toned and muscular tannins. Racy finish with bright acidity. Fascinating to taste (drink) now but this will be even better in 2019 and onwards." (5/2016) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Siepi is a knockout wine that hits all the senses with just the right level of complexity. The wine is soft, brooding, velvety and long in persistency. It is made with equal parts Merlot and Sangiovese and both grapes bring ...Read More » 


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2012 Venturini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

90 points Vinous: "Medium ruby-red. Musky aromas of red cherry, blackcurrant, earth and tobacco, complicated by hints of a Partagas D4 (Cuban cigar). Bright and juicy, boasting a seamless quality and noteworthy intensity to the sweet but very fresh red and black fruit and coffee flavors. Finishes with ripe tannins, bright and juicy, with a persistent note of cigar tobacco. Made with a blend of 75% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, and 5% Molinara; these are roughly 30 year old vines planted at 250 meters above sea level. I really like the extra freshness and gracefulness brought on ...Read More » 


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VN 90

2008 Produttori del Barbaresco "Pora" Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Playing true to type, the 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is another of the more open wines in this vintage. But that is only in relative terms. Layers of expressive red fruit, crushed flowers and spices flesh out in this radiant Barbaresco. In most vintages the Pora is one of the more accessible of the Riservas when young. The close proximity of the vineyard to the Tanaro River results in a warm microclimate that ripens the fruit earlier than elsewhere. In 2008, though, the Pora packs a serious punch. The coolness of the late harvest comes through in a fin ...Read More » 


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RP 95 ST 90

2013 Sottimano "Fausoni" Barbaresco

94 points Vinous: "A dazzling wine of pure finesse, the 2013 Barbaresco Fausoni is supremely beautiful. For the first time I can remember in fifteen years of visiting this estate, the Fausoni is refined in its tannins. Sweet floral notes meld into a core of translucent fruit in an alluring, captivating Barbaresco that is super-impressive. The level of precision here is just magnificent. This is one of the best young Fausonis - if not the best - I have tasted at Sottimano. (AG)" (12/2015) 92 points James Suckling: "Pretty aromas of dried strawberry and orange peel. Medium body, pretty integrated tannin ...Read More » 


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2011 Sottimano "Cottá" Barbaresco

94 points Vinous: "An overachiever in this vintage, the 2011 Barbaresco Cottà is one of the most refined wines I have tasted from this site, where the wines are usually much more overt and powerful in style. Sweet floral and spice notes meld into a core of dark red and black hued stone fruits, tobacco, smoke and new leather. The characteristic pliant, juicy Cottà fruit is there, but it is complemented by expressive floral overtones. There is a pure immediacy to the Cottà that is impossible to miss. (AG)" (10/2014) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Rich and fleshy, exhibiting flavors of plum and black cherry, ...Read More » 


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VN 94 WS 92

2013 E. Pira Chiara Boschis "Mosconi" Barolo

96 points James Suckling: "This is very concentrated on the nose with so much blackberry, blueberry and ripe-strawberry character. Camomile-tea undertones. Full-bodied, very polished and sexy with racy tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Shows depth and texture. Better in 2021." (1/2017) 94 points Vinous: "Dark, ample and inviting, the 2013 Barolo Mosconi shows the pure power and breadth that is so typical of this site. Black cherry, plum, mocha, smoke, tobacco and licorice are all fused together. The Mosconi presents an especially virile, baritone expression of Nebbiolo, with less finesse than i ...Read More » 


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JS 96 VN 94

2013 E. Pira Chiara Boschis "Via Nuova" Barolo

96 points Vinous: "The 2013 Barolo Via Nuova is the most tannic and explosive of these three Barolos. The flavors are dark, powerful and intense throughout. Beams of searing tannin and vibrant, pointed acidity wrap around the virile, imposing finish. Readers will have to be patient with the 2013, as it is likely to be slow to mature in bottle. Even so, the purity of the flavors and textures is compelling. (AG)" (2/2017) 95 points James Suckling: "This is all about fruit defined by a purity and clarity that I really appreciate. Full body, a deep, and dense palate and a long and flavorful finish. Needs ...Read More » 


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VN 96 JS 95

2006 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona "Vigna di Pianrosso" Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "This is a very rich Sangiovese on the nose with dried black cherries and strawberries. Lots of dark chocolate too. Loads of black chocolate cake and dried coffee cake character. Full and very powerful. Lots of ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2014." (1/2011) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Silky and elegant, offering cherry, raspberry, currant and violet aromas and flavors. Detailed and firmly structured, with refined tannins and a lingering aftertaste of red fruits. A Brunello of finesse and harmony. Best from 2012 through 2028." (8/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Pianro ...Read More » 


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JS 96 WS 95

2012 Aldo Conterno "Colonnello" Barolo (Previously $128)

95 points James Suckling: "Warmer aromas of cooked meat, ripe strawberry and fresh herbs. Full body, round and chewy tannins. Big and rich. Needs a year or two to soften. Solid." (3/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Like the Barolo Bussia Cicala, the 2012 Barolo Bussia Colonnello steps out with heavy footing. You feel the weight of the vintage, yet the bouquet shows fewer of those brilliant aromatic accents that are so magnificently delivered in cooler vintages. The aromas are all there - wild berry, balsam herb, cola and licorice - but the intensity is somewhat muted. The wine also shows tightness and astring ...Read More » 


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2008 Produttori del Barbaresco "Rio Sordo" Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Made by what is one of Italy's best co-operative cellars, this riserva from the legendary Rio Sordo vineyard offers intense under - brush aromas of truffle, pine forest, leather and balsam ic notes. The palate has a core of juicy black cherries layered with cinnamon-spice and shows plenty of depth. Drink this after 2018 to let it develop more complexity." (8/2013) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A picture perfect example of site, the 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo is classic Rio Sordo. Medium in body, it possesses a sweet, open bouquet and a relatively medium-bodied personality next t ...Read More » 


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2008 Produttori del Barbaresco "Muncagota" Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This single-vineyard Barbaresco Riserva shows lovely floral and fruit scents of violet, iris, ripe berry and pressed powder. The palate is delicious, with black cherry, plum and spice uplifted by freshness and energizing miner - al notes. It has ample depth and balance, and while it’s drinking well now, it will also age for years. Cellar Selection K.O" (8/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota is arguably the most open and expressive of the 2008 Riservas. It presents a gorgeous soft core of fruit to match an open personality. Although I wouldn’t sugge ...Read More » 


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2012 Paolo Caciorgna "N'Anticchia" Sicily Rosso

93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of ripe fruit and lemon tree follow through to a full body, velvety tannins and a ripe and delicious finish. Hints of cream, too. Drink or age." (11/2016)  


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JS 93

2011 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Enticing scents of rose, fragrant blue flower, perfumed berry and chopped herb take center stage. Combining structure and finesse, the palate doles out juicy wild cherry, raspberry, cinnamon, mint and star anise while firm, polished tannins provide the framework. Enjoy 2019–2029. (KO)" (5/2016) 93 points James Suckling: "Bright aromas of candied cherry with citrus rind. Full body, firm and silky tannins with plenty of fruit and a clean and bright undertone. So delicious now to drink. Why wait?" (2/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a rich and luscious wine that pulls you in with ...Read More » 


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2004 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Spectator: "Shows a complex nose of blackberry, tanned leather, sandalwood and cedar. Fascinating. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Concentrated yet balanced. Beautiful and complete. (JS) *Ranked #15 on the Top 100 Wines of 2009*" (4/2009) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is a big, super-ripe wine bursting with fruit. This deep, concentrated Brunello is incredibly fresh and vibrant. Although the sweet tannins make the wine very accessible at this stage, readers in search of a more complex drinking experience will want to give this Brunello ...Read More » 


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2009 Caiarossa "Caiarossa" Toscana

95 points James Suckling: "Best ever from here. This is a wine that is sexy and caressing with polished and very fine tannins. Full body, with cool and bright fruit and a long currant, mint and mineral aftertaste. Very fine indeed. A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Petit Verdot, and Syrah." (12/2012) 93 points Vinous: "The estate's 2009 Caiarossa is a typical wine from this part of Tuscany. Here the aromas and flavors are quite dark, powerful and brooding. Black cherries, plums, mocha, tobacco and smoke all flow from this intense Tuscan red. All the elements ...Read More » 


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1997 Ruffino "Greppone Mazzi" Brunello di Montalcino

92 points Wine Spectator: "Fantastic red. Complex aromas of spices, tanned leather and ripe fruit follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with a dense mouthfeel and a lengthy finish." (10/2002)  


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WS 92

2013 Schiavenza "Cerretta" Barolo (Pre-Arrival)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Cellar Selection: Truffle, new leather, wild berry, forest floor and balsamic notes are just some of the aromas you’ll find on this fragrant, fantastic red. Fresh and juicy, the palate doles out Marasca cherry, raspberry, cinnamon and pipe tobacco set against a tannic backbone and fresh acidity. It’s firmly structured but also boasts balance and elegance. Drink 2023-2043." (7/2017)  


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WE 94

2013 Einaudi "Cannubi" Barolo

94 points James Suckling: "Aromas of cream, light toffee, mushrooms and plums follow through to a full body, silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Very tannic yet the tannins are ripe and polished. Try in 2021." (1/2017) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Aromatic, displaying rose, strawberry, cherry and currant flavors, accented by leather, tobacco, iron and tea notes. Firm tannins lay a base of support. (BS)" (3/2017)  


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JS 94 WS 93

2001 Feudi di San Gregorio "Serpico" Irpinia

94 points Wine Spectator: "Bold and structured red. Dark color; black licorice, raspberry and mineral character and hints of dried flowers; full-bodied, with spicy fruit and undertones of black pepper. Chewy finish. This is fantastic. (JS)" (2/2004) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Serpico is another wine that appears to need more bottle age. Today it is in an in-between stage where the fruit is no longer primary but the tertiary notes aren’t fully developed either. The 2001 is a powerful Serpico with impressive tannic clout that will require further cellaring to soften. With time, hints of wild cherries, ...Read More » 


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WS 94 RP 92

2003 Feudi di San Gregorio "Serpico" Irpinia

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2003 is a fascinating Serpico. The wine boasts impressive concentration in its dark, rich fruit. This is an incredibly primary Serpico, with little in the way of tertiary development. Ideally, it is best left alone for another few years, but readers fortunate enough to own this are in for a thrilling ride once the wine opens up a bit. Today it remains tightly coiled but full of potential. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023. (AG)" (8/2010) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "A beautiful wine: sweet cherry and berry fruit nuances are woven within threads of vanilla, toast and ash. Despite the ...Read More » 


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2010 ArPePe "Sassella - Stella Retica" Valtellina Superiore Riserva

92 points Vinous: "Crushed rose petals, mint, sweet tobacco, game, red cherry and cranberry lift from the glass in the 2010 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Stella Retica. Bright and salivating, with lively acidity laced throughout, the 2010 is an absolutely joyous wine to drink now and over the next decade. The 2010 is 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo) that was given a relatively short ten days of maceration in oak vats followed by two years in cask and cement. Translucent and deeply expressive, with a long, sinewy finish, the 2010 is striking from the very first taste. ( ...Read More » 


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VN 92

2010 ArPePe "Rocca del Piro" Grumello Riserva Valtellina Superiore

91 points Vinous: "The 2010 Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva Rocca del Piro is an excellent choice for drinking in the near and medium-term, as it has a little more mid-palate fleshiness than some of the other wines in the range. At the same time, the 2010 is also less aromatically expressive, while the acidity feels softer and more integrated with the fruit. Sweet red cherry, cherry pit, smoke, dried herbs, tobacco and anise are some of the many notes that meld into the pliant finish. Within the context of traditionally made Valtellina Nebbiolo, the 2010 Rocca del Pi ...Read More » 


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VN 91

2011 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Lots of sliced mushroom, dark fruit and some bark. Full-bodied and very ripe with plum, prune and salt undertones. Chewy firmness. Wonderful backbone of tannins. Almost as good as the 2010. Drink now or hold. (JS)" (10/2015)  


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JS 94

2012 Castello di Verduno Barolo "Massara"

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This opens with a classic Nebbiolo nose of blue flower, rose, perfumed berry, new leather, cake spice and a balsamic note. The ripe, juicy palate delivers crushed black cherry, black raspberry, cinnamon, white pepper and clove framed in youthfully assertive tannins. Drink 2018–2027." (10/2016)  


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WE 94

2010 Isole e Olena "Cepparello" Toscana

96 points Vinous: "Isole e Olena's 2010 Cepparello is magnificent. In particular, I admire the way the wine fleshes out in all directions, with seemingly endless layers of dark, mineral-infused berry, plum and pomegranate notes. A primal wine in need of significant cellaring, the 2010 is easily one of the highlights of the year. Bright, saline notes support the precise finish. Today, the 2010 is naturally quite backward and undeveloped, but it should be a gem in another 5-10 years. This is an especially dark, structured Cepparello built for the cellar. The 2010 brightens u ...Read More » 


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2001 Sportoletti "Villa Fidelia" Rosso Umbria

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The estate’s top wine, the 2001 Villa Fidelia Rosso, a Bordeaux blend in which, unlike the first versions, the Cabernet now tends to predominate, is simply superlative, with only the 1999 among the past vintages arriving close to its level. A deep, glowing ruby red, its superbly ripe nose of black currants and raspberries, graphite, tar, and licorice is supported by a dense, sensual, caressing palate, deep and velvety, outstanding in its definition, focus, and balance. A cunning wine, deceptively ready but with an important aging potential in its packed ...Read More » 


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RP 95 WS 92

1999 Talenti Brunello di Montalcino

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino, the first wine Carlo Ferrini was able to fully control from the start, is an important step in the evolution of the estate’s style, fresher in color than in the past, notably more fruity on the nose with fine focus and complexity, broad, tarry, and meaty on the palate, well concentrated but round and balanced as well. Drink: 2005-2018. (DT)" (4/2005)  


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RP 91


2013 Brezza "Sarmassa" Barolo

91 points Vinous: "The 2013 Barolo Sarmassa is the most inward of the 2013 Barolos. Smoke, iron, savory herbs and a host of ferrous notes abound. Powerful and also a bit rough around the edges, the 2013 is very much closed in on itself today. If it softens, the 2013 might merit a higher score, but today it is unyielding, even within the context of young Barolo. (AG) 91+" (2/2017)  


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VN 91

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