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2010 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of oranges, peaches and mahogany follow through to a full body with rich, chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. This is dense, tight, powerful, compressed and incredibly structured. Needs four to five years of bottle age to come out of its dormancy." (1/2015)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a ripe and fruit-forward expression that bursts with energy and red fruit intensity even at this young stage in the wine's life. Thick layers of cherry, blackberry, cassis, vanilla and cinnamon give the wine a bold, opulent personality. The tann ...Read More » 


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2012 La Massa "La Massa" Toscana Top Pick!
2012 La Massa "La Massa" Toscana

93 points James Suckling: "A fresh, clean red with balsamic and chocolate character, plus fresh cherry. Full body, firm tannins and a juicy finish. Ripe, generous fruit. Always outstanding from here. A polished Super Tuscan. Drink or hold." (10/2014)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Giampaolo Motta’s 2012 La Massa wraps clean around the palate, imparting sassy tones of Mexican spice, tobacco and dark berry fruit. The blend is 60% Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Alicante. The wine shows luscious dark concentration with equal billing to both the dark fruity component of the wine and its spicy, oak-driv ...Read More » 


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2011 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Top Pick!
2011 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

93 points James Suckling: "A fruity, delicious red with sliced-plum and lemon-rind character. Full body with light tannins and a flavorful finish. I like the traditional, honest character here. Drink now." (10/2014)92 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas and flavors of eucalyptus, wild sage and pine mingle with cherry, tobacco and earth notes in this complex, structured red. Balanced, long and built for the long haul. Drink now through 2024. 26,000 cases made." (10/2014)91 points Antonio Galloni: "Monsanto's 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva fleshes out beautifully in the glass. The flavors are bright, lifted and beautifully focused throughout. S ...Read More » 


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2008 Bisceglia Aglianico del Vulture "Gudarrà" (Elsewhere $22)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Bisceglia’s 2008 Aglianico del Vulture Gudarra is one of the very best wines readers will find in this price range. Layers of expressive dark fruit cover every inch of the palate in a vivid, textured Aglianico that impresses from start to finish. Hints of mocha, grilled herbs and rosemary add complexity over time. The dazzling, racy Gudarra is best enjoyed over the next few years. It is another superb value. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. (AG)" (2/2013) Wine Enthusiast: "This is a generous and powerful expression of Aglianico, with angular edges, tight tannins and a lasti ...Read More » 


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2011 Pasquale Pelissero "San Giuliano" Barbaresco Top Pick!
2011 Pasquale Pelissero "San Giuliano" Barbaresco

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Complex aromas of red rose, tilled earth, red berry, black pepper, balsamic notes and a whiff of barnyard lead the nose on this structured wine. The juicy palate features ripe black cherry, crushed raspberry, white pepper and a hint of mocha alongside fresh acidity and firm but polished tannins. Drink 2016–2026." (12/2014)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Ornella Pelissero’s 2011 Barbaresco Bricco San Giuliano shows some of the heat of the 2011 vintage but does so with an irresistible level of moxie and charm. You get generous servings of ripe cherry and raspberry with lingering tones of ...Read More » 


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2010 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "Candied fruit aromas with marzipan and blueberry. Spicy too. Figs and meat. Very complex. What a palate. This is so multi-layered with clove, pepper, cinnamon, berry, citrus and cedar. It's full body. Loads of tannins. Great and intriguing wine." (12/2014)  


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2012 Sesta di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Round and smooth, this delivers sensations of strawberry, wild cherry, raspberry, pine forest, menthol and cake spices. The concentrated flavors are balanced by supple tannins and fresh acidity. Enjoy this over the next few years." (10/2014)  


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2010 Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Val di Suga's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a full-bodied expression with opulent tones of dark fruit, spice, leather, tobacco and licorice. Much of the intensity comes from oak use with pretty layers of cinnamon and nutmeg that add to the overall concentration and density of the wine. Smooth and velvety in the mouth, the wine lasts long and delivers generous fruit flavors that add weight and importance to the finish. The wine adopts a plush and modern style, but it does so impeccably. This may be the best base Brunello ever made by Val di Suga. Val di ...Read More » 


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2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Marked by ripe cherry, strawberry, floral and tar flavors, this red is graceful and detailed, with the fruit intensity persisting on the finish. This is well-integrated, and just needs time for the tannins to soften. Excellent length." (5/2015)92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of dried berry, lemon peel and plum follow through to a medium to full body, fine tannins and a bright finish. Bright and delicious. I like both the 2010 and 2011 at the same level but for different reasons. Better in 2015." (12/2014)90 points Antonio Galloni: "The Produttori del Barbaresco's 2011 Barbaresco presents an intriguing combin ...Read More » 


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2012 Poggio al Tufo "Rompicollo" Toscana

93 points Antonio Galloni: "Dark bright red. Amarone-like opulence on the nose and in the mouth, with a raisiny nuance to the ripe, soft red cherry, sweet spice and herb aromas and flavors. So velvety and opulent I would have tasted it in Veneto had I tasted it blind, but it’s so well balanced and smooth that it’s pretty irresistible. Finishes long, with lush, smooth tannins and a hint of residual sweetness. I really like this wine because, for all its showy sweetness and opulence, it manages to retain a graceful quality without going over the top. Amarone lovers will score it even ...Read More » 


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2010 Villa I Cipressi Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "Glorious ripe fruit to this wine with blackberry and cherry character. Full body, soft and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Gorgeous young Brunello. Better after 2018 but so wonderful now to taste!" (12/2014)93 points Wine Spectator: "A bright, delicate style, offering floral, strawberry, cherry and tobacco aromas and flavors. Harmonious, with refined tannins. A mineral note emerges on the long, supple aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2030. 1,000 cases made. –BS" (6/2015)92 points Antonio Galloni: "Villa I Cipressi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a pretty, straightforward wine with plenty of S ...Read More » 


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2010 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "A Brunello with so much forest floor, mushroom and dark fruits...Fascinating. It's full body, juicy and savory with a wonderful finish of dried meat, berry and dried mushroom. Drinking beautifully now but will age beautifully. Great value." (12/2014) K&L Notes: Poggiarellino is an evolving star in our Direct Import portfolio. From Montalcino, this tiny winery is making superb wines at stunning prices. We've been importing them for over a decade and their wines have simply gotten better and better. From the stunning 2010 vintage, K&L Italian wines buyer Greg St. Clair... Read More » 


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2010 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Wonderful texture to this Brunello with so much dried fruit, chalk, stone, salt and light chocolate character. It's full body, fine tannins and bright acidity delivers a complete package with beauty and elegance. Better in 2016." (1/2015)93 points Antonio Galloni: "Il Palazzone's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is racy, sumptuous and quite pretty. Sweet tobacco, mint and licorice are woven throughout, adding considerable nuance to a core of red-fleshed fruit. Silky tannins and an overall feeling of resonance give the 2010 considerable early appeal, but there is more than enough structur ...Read More » 


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2010 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016." (12/2014)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance ...Read More » 


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2013 Tenuta Luisa Friulano

94 points James Suckling: "Pale, watery color with a slightly green tinge. Cherry blossom with stony green apple peel on nose. Crisp, dry but elegant tropical-fruit character, saltiness and tannins offer focused structure. Fresh, elegant finish. An amazing Friulano." (9/2014)  


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2010 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "An unforgiving and powerfully structured wine with fabulous grilled meat and granite stone character with dried berry and flower petal. Full body, chewy and intense. Great structure and extremely long and intense. Sexy austerity. Gets the juices going. Best ever from here. Reminds me of the great Argianos of the 1970s but now! Better in 2017 or 2018." (12/2014)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: ""Aged for 24 months in oak, the gorgeous 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a brooding, dark wine with great aromatic purity. The fruit tones are rich and penetrating, spanning from plum, prune and cass ...Read More » 


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2011 Zaccagnini "Tralcetto" Montepulciano d' Abruzzo Riserva

91 points James Suckling: "This is a soft and fruity red with dried berries and hints of fruit cake. Full body, ripe tannins and a delicious finish. An opulent and pleasing wine." (12/2013) Wine Spectator: "Integrated mocha and tar accents enrich dark plum, black licorice and olive paste notes in this elegant red, structured by fine tannins and juicy acidity. Drink now through 2018." (12/2013)  


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2010 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "Aromas of burnt orange peel and cherry with hints of dried bark and mahogany. Full-bodied and very tight and dense, with a beautiful fruit, tannin and acid balance. Finesse and strength. Best wine from here for ages. Needs until 2018 to show its true quality." (12/2014)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fattoria dei Barbi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino starts with a tightly wound personality that begins to unravel slowly, one delicate layer at a time. As it does, you become aware of dried fruit, cigar box, crushed mineral, plum, tar and cola. The wine puts on a beautiful display. I also lov ...Read More » 


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2010 Franco Pacenti Canalicchio Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Violet, rose, pressed powder, perfumed berry and forest floor are some of the aromas offered by this stunning wine. The palate is still tightly wound, but delivers juicy black cherry, white pepper and licorice alongside youthfully assertive but fine-grained tannins and bright acidity. Drink 2018–2030." (5/2015)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Initially subdued, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino reveals itself very slowly thanks to budding aromas of rose, cherry, licorice, tar and menthol herb. The Canalicchio vineyard sites (Sopra and Sotto) show fantastic results in this classic vintage. ...Read More » 


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2010 La Velona Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 La Velona Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Antonio Galloni: "A dark, powerful wine, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino possesses gorgeous depth and nuance. Intensely savory and mineral, the 2010 packs a serious punch. Readers will have to give the 2010 a few years to settle down, but there is plenty of intrigue. Mediterranean herbs, game, smoke, lavender and dried flowers add nuance on the finish. This is a highly distinctive wine from the southern reaches of Montalcino, with more in the way of ferrous/mineral notes than overt fruit. (AG)" (2/2015)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the best value wines of this ...Read More » 


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2010 Solaria Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Solaria Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "This is structured and firm with ultra-fine tannins and a juicy and delicious finish. A full-bodied, muscular wine that nevertheless shows complexity and finesse. Drink in 2017." (1/2015)90 points Antonio Galloni: "Solaria's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a fruity, supple wine with plenty of near and medium-term appeal. Dried cherries, smoke, tobacco and cedar add nuance as this nicely balanced, harmonious Brunello shows its mid-weight, attractive personality. The 2010 is a wine that impresses for its balance and sense of harmony. (AG)" (2/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Solaria's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino i ...Read More » 


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2010 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino

93 points Wine Spectator: "Menthol and eucalyptus notes shade the core of black cherry and plum in this broad, densely textured red. Balanced, in a powerful style, with dusty, mouthcoating tannins on the lingering finish. Needs grilled beef. Best from 2019 through 2032." (5/2015)92 points James Suckling: "Lots of dried citrus, meat and earthy aromas follow through to a full body, round tannins and a tangy fruit and juicy finish. A slightly dusty and austere texture but a generous and decadent Brunello. Better in 2015." (12/2014)92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of ripe berry, cooking spice, tilled soil, truffle, leather and a balsamic ...Read More » 


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2010 La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "This is a powerful and intense wine with incredible tannins that are polished and long. Full body, a dense palate and a superb finish. This is a great wine for the long term. Better in 2020." (12/2014)92 points Wine Spectator: "Eucalyptus, wild rosemary, myrtle and juniper notes mingle with cherry and strawberry flavors, creating a unique expression of place. This is racy and resonant, with nervous tannins gracing the long finish. Best from 2018 through 2030." (6/2015)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tommaso Cortonesi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows a dark garnet hue with faint crimson and amber highlights. Com ...Read More » 


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2011 Ugo Lequio "Gallina" Barbaresco Top Pick!
2011 Ugo Lequio "Gallina" Barbaresco

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Fragrant and balanced, this structured wine opens with an alluring fragrance of red rose petal, black raspberry, leather and spice. The ripe, savory palate delivers mature black cherry, balsamic notes, subtle oak and a touch of vanilla, all supported by a firm, tannic backbone and fresh acidity. It’s already fabulous but hold for complexity. Drink 2016–2026." (12/2014)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Barbaresco Gallina is perfumed and layered with bright red fruit at the core. You can feel the heat of the 2011 vintage, but not in a distracting or diminishing w ...Read More » 


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2006 Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2006 Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "A rich and fruity wine with lots of tannins underneath. Full and rich, with dried cherries and blueberries. Round and chewy. Pretty pure fruit." (1/2011)92 points Wine Spectator: "A polished Brunello, offering black cherry and blackberry flavors that mesh with the generous texture, ending with a spicy finish. Not a big red, and the serious tannins need time to integrate, so the wine should only become more elegant as it develops. Best from 2014 through 2026." (10/2011)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This dark Brunello by Ferrero offers a nice ensemble of mineral and graphite notes followed by mature berry fruit an ...Read More » 


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2010 Sella e Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva

92 points James Suckling: "What a subtle, beautiful nose to this wine with fresh-lemongrass, plum and light cherry character. It's full-bodied with fine tannins and a long finish. Lovely powdered-chocolate and hazelnut undertones. Drink or hold." (3/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A flagship wine from Sardinia, the 2010 Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva presents a very authentic portrait of the island's most celebrated red grape. There is austerity here and a sense of vinous earnestness that distinguishes the wine's unique personality. Instead of banal softness or richness, here you get firm lines and sharp conto ...Read More » 


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2010 Rocca di Montegrossi "San Marcellino" Chianti Classico (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Rocca di Montegrossi "San Marcellino" Chianti Classico (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Antonio Galloni: "93+: Rocca di Montegrossi's 2010 Chianti Classico Vigneto San Marcellino is magnificent. Sweet herbs, leather, plums black cherries and cedar are some of the many notes that take shape as this textured, vibrant Sangiovese/Pugnitello blend shows off its pedigree. A wine of distinction and total class, the San Marcellino is gorgeous today. (AG)" (9/2014)  


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2013 Tua Rita "Rosso dei Notri" Toscana Top Pick!
2013 Tua Rita "Rosso dei Notri" Toscana

92 points James Suckling: "A refined, complex red with blackberry, blueberry and light chocolate character. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Lots of black licorice. Delicious now but better in 2015. Excellent value. 50% Sangiovese and the rest Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon." (10/2014)91 points Antonio Galloni: "Sweet tobacco, bright red fruit, underbrush and cedar are some of the many notes that come together in the 2013 Rosso di Notri. Precise, delineated and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2013 is striking in its purity and juiciness. The late harvest produced a gorgeous wine loade ...Read More » 


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2011 Poggio Scalette "Il Carbonaione" Alta Valle della Greve (Previously $50)

94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2011 Carbonaione is another gorgeous wine in a line of successful vintages that goes all the way back to 1992. Blackberry jam, cloves, menthol, licorice, new leather and sweet spices flesh out in a voluptuous, racy wine that beautifully expresses the personality of the vintage. Today, the 2011 is rich, layered and voluptuous to the core. It is also incredibly primary. Readers who want to experience the 2011 in its full glory will have to wait at least a few years, but there is little question the 2011 is a worthy follow up to the epic 2010." (9/2014)94 points James Suckling: "W ...Read More » 


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2010 Terre da Vino "Essenze" Barolo

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This straightforward, inviting Barolo boasts classic Nebbiolo aromas of rose, leather, berry spice and tilled earth. It’s not loaded with complexity, but the sour cherry, black pepper and clove flavors are delicious. It closes on a note of subtle oak alongside a drying, tannic finish. (KO)" (10/2014)  


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2010 Tenute del Cerro La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Antonio Galloni: "La Poderina's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a classic wine from this southern edge of Montalcino. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, spice and leather notes open up in a rich, resonant wine bursting at the seams with personality. The 2010 needs a few years to soften, but it is already striking and absolutely delicious. -- Antonio Galloni" (2/2015)94 points James Suckling: "A gorgeous red with dark-berry, blueberry and violet character. Full body, fine, integrated tannins with dark chocolate, and a delicious finish. Lots of everything here. Very balanced. Formally La Poderina. Drink in ...Read More » 


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2010 Talosa Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva

94 points Wine Spectator: "Loaded with dark fruit, texture and a dense structure, this is complex, beautifully proportioned and long. Black cherry, blackberry, plum, tobacco and spice notes get a lift from the bright acidity, while the tannins are fine and well-integrated. Best from 2016 through 2030." (8/2014)  


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2010 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "Intense aromas of dried citrus and meat with hints of rose bush and fresh rosemary. Full body with full, velvety tannins and a decadent, rich finish. Fascinating flavors of spice, citrus and meat. Loads of fruit. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better in 2016." (12/2014)96 points Wine Spectator: "Mint and eucalyptus aromas give way to dried cherry and soy flavors in this firmly tannic Brunello. Sweetness and acidity drive the long finish of fruit, spice and mineral. Should be a great bottle in time. Best from 2019 through 2036." (4/2015)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I am absolutely impressed by the 2010 Brunel ...Read More » 


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2010 Casanova di Neri "White Label" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous aromas of sea salt, savory, smoked meats and dried fruits follow through to a full body with fine tannins and a long, intense finish. So beautiful and enticing. Goes on for minutes. Excellent quality for the standard bottling of this winery. Better in 2016." (1/2015)96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The outstanding 2010 Brunello di Montalcino gives you everything you want to see in a great wine, a great Tuscan wine. This monumental expression of Sangiovese delivers top-notch intensity with seamless integration of aromas. They span from dark fruit and Morello cherry to chocolate, ...Read More » 


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2010 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "Aromas of warm stones, dark fruits and walnuts follow to a full body, soft tannins and a savory finish. This shows ripe fruit and salty undertones that give the red a wonderful juiciness. It dense and tight now but will give so much pleasure in the future. Best ever from here. Drink or hold." (12/2014)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino ushers forth a new stylistic chapter in the wines of Marchesi de' Frescobaldi. Gone are those overt oak notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate and moist chewing tobacco. Instead, this fresh and streamlined wine renews its effort to ...Read More » 


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2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Lots of candied-orange, dark-fruit and dried-flower character on the nose. Full body with soft, silky tannins and a chewy finish. Funky and intense. Lots of smoked-meat, berry and dark-chocolate character. Very rich and delicious. Best Brunello from here in a long time. Try in 2016." (1/2015)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne is a well-built wine that shows the muscular side of this celebrated star of Tuscan winemaking. The Brunello opens to a thick, dark appearance with shapely aromas of dark cherry, plum, blackberry, leather dark chocolate ...Read More » 


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2010 Tolaini Valdisanti Toscana Top Pick!
2010 Tolaini Valdisanti Toscana

93 points James Suckling: "This is is rich and dense with a fabulous silky tannin mouthfeel. Full body, with loads of fruit and a long, flavorful finish. Lively acidity keeps the wine agile and fresh. Better in 2016 but so delicious now. A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc." (7/2013)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Valdisanti (Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc) is staked tall with bold fruit nuances of dark cherry, blackberry, spice, tobacco and Spanish cedar. Crushed white pepper and grilled herbs also play into the mix. This is a large, extracted wine ...Read More » 


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2010 Banfi "Poggio alle Mura" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Banfi "Poggio alle Mura" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "A wine that sneaks up on you. It starts up slowly with dried-berry, chocolate and dried-lemon character. Full body, chewy tannins and a long, long finish. A wine that shows such layered, in-depth character. Tight and exciting. Give it three to four years more before drinking." (12/2014)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The special vineyard selection 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura opens to brooding dark concentration and an impressive sense of depth. The aromas that characterize the wine are in a school of their own. Instead of the standard red cherry and rose, this expressio ...Read More » 


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2010 La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Antonio Galloni: "La Gerla's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is absolutely delicious. Dark red cherries, plums, mint, smoke, tobacco and licorice flesh out in a wine that offers notable depth, structure and power. The 2010 is medium in body and also quite polished, yet there is a level of inner sweetness and perfume that makes the wine incredibly appealing, even today. Ideally, though, readers should give the 2010 at least a few years in the cellar. The precise, delicate finish is a thing of beauty. (AG)" (2/2014)94 points James Suckling: "Aromas of dried chili and salt with hints of oyster shell. Dried ...Read More » 


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2010 Agostino Bosco "Neirane" Barolo

96 points James Suckling: "What gorgeous aromas of sliced strawberries and flowers. Full body, with silky tannins and a fabulous intensity. Such incredible depth and length. Best ever from here. A small producer you should know. Better in 2016." (4/2014)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Loaded with finesse, this vibrant, structured Barolo boasts an alluring fragrance of ripe red berry, violet, rose, and cinnamon. The bright palate delivers concentrated black cherry, raspberry, baking spices and balsamic notes supported by youth ful but refined tannins. It’s already accessible but will be better after 2020. KO ...Read More » 


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2009 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2009 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "At first the nose is a bit closed, but the wine then opens to reveal lovely, subdued floral notes of blue flower along with red fruit and spice. The juicy palate delivers ripe red and black berries accented with clove, white pepper and sage supported by solid tannins. Still tightly tannic so give this time to unwind. Drink 2016-2021." (3/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Enrica Bandirola’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is an interesting and intriguing expression that boasts a very exotic, almost Byzantine (architecturally speaking) personality. Dark in color, the wine is loaded with br ...Read More » 


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2010 Innocenti Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Innocenti Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Beautiful aromas of blueberries and blackberries with hints of spices. Full-bodied, very lively with loads of fruits and iron undertones. Peppery and salty. Better in 2016." (1/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Innocenti's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows distinctive notes of graham cracker and dried fig that segue to dried cherry and blackcurrant. This Brunello feels dusty and dry in the mouth with less fruit intensity compared to it peers. The best part is the mouthfeel that is rich and persuasive with velvety tannins and soft contours. This a food-friendly, informal expression of ...Read More » 


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2009 Castello di Bossi "Girolamo" Merlot Toscana (Elsewhere $64) Top Pick!
2009 Castello di Bossi "Girolamo" Merlot Toscana (Elsewhere $64)

94 points Antonio Galloni: "Castello di Bossi's 2009 Merlot Girolamo is undeniably sexy. Plump, juicy and wonderfully expressive, the 2009 captures the very best qualities of the year. Dark cherries, plums, menthol and licorice all jump from the glass in this generous, inviting Tuscan Merlot. There is a lot to love about the 2009, starting with its impeccable balance. The purity of the fruit alone is striking. I am not sure how the 2009 is going to age, but it is drop-dead gorgeous today." (8/2013)94 points James Suckling: "Wow. This wine shows an impressive depth of blackberries and blueberries with hints of ...Read More » 


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2011 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2011 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Antonio Galloni: "Kirsch, rose petal, pomegranate, exotic spices and mint are woven together in a fabric of notable class in the 2011 Tignanello. An exotic wine that captures the essence of the year, the 2011 is endowed with magnificent complexity, nuance and class. The silky, polished finish makes the 2011 incredibly appealing today, but the wines from this site have always aged very well. The 2011 is going to need time to shed some of its baby fat, but it will always remain extroverted and racy to the core. I can't wait to see how the 2011 ages. (AG)" (9/2014)95 points James Suckling: "Ruby, rose, ...Read More » 


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2010 Campogiovanni (San Felice) Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Campogiovanni (San Felice) Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Perfect aromas to this red with licorice, stone, peach pit, plum, leather, and iron. Full body, fine and silky tannins support a deep and rich fruit concentration that shows black fruit, Tuscan dust and oyster shell. Needs four or five years to soften but an amazing finish." (12/2014)95 points Wine Spectator: "Black cherry, black currant, cedar and tobacco flavors highlight this firm, dense red. Has the fruit, structure and harmony to develop, along with a lingering wild herb and mineral aftertaste. Juicy finish. Best from 2018 through 2033." (5/2015)93 points Antonio Galloni: "Dark red cherries, mocha, smoke, ...Read More » 


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2010 Castiglion del Bosco "Dainero" Toscana (Elsewhere $19)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Plum and blackberry flavors show herb and spice accents in this firmly structured red. The tannins dominate the finish now, yet there's plenty of sweet fruit. Best from 2014 through 2022." (10/2012) K&L Notes: "Dainero" is a Super Tuscan composed primarily of Merlot, with 10% Sangiovese, and spends six months in barrel. Praise for the producer from Wine Advocate: "Massimo Ferragamo's Castiglion del Bosco shows the fruits of hard labor and major winery investments with the 2010 vintage. This stellar vintage shows us what his vineyards are capable of because the qualit... Read More » 


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2009 Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2009 Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino

90 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a pretty wine, with good freshness and solid overall balance for the year. Sweet tobacco, dried herbs, smoke and spice meld together nicely in the glass. Although a bit compact and forward, the 2009 offers lovely drinking today and should develop nicely for the next decade or so. In 2009, Mastrojanni did not produce their flagship Brunello Schiena d'Asino; that fruit went into this wine." (2/2015)90 points James Suckling: "A clean, fresh red with dried-strawberry and lemon-rind character. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a chewy finish. Alway ...Read More » 


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2012 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Here’s a structured but elegant wine that opens with aromas of wild berry, mint, clove and a balsamic note. The firm, fresh palate offers dried black cherry, raspberry, menthol, white pepper, grilled herb and a note of well-integrated oak while velvety tannins provide support. It’s great now but it will be even better in a few years. Drink through 2020." (7/2015)90 points Antonio Galloni: "Rich and explosive in the glass, the 2012 Chianti Classico is a beauty. Dark red stone fruits flesh out in a round, sensual wine built on pure texture. This fleshy, supple Chianti Classico offers ...Read More » 


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2012 Fattoria Petrolo Torrione Toscana Top Pick!
2012 Fattoria Petrolo Torrione Toscana

93 points James Suckling: "A very successful 2012 with a beautiful texture of ripe tannins plus cherry, chocolate and berry character. Full body and a silky texture. Outstanding harmony and balance." (10/2014)91 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Torrione is seriously beautiful. Dark red cherry, plum, spice and mocha notes flesh out in a supple, radiant wine endowed with gorgeous depth and pure resonance. All the elements meld together in this gracious, juicy Sangiovese-based red from Petrolo. Dollops of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon round out the blend. (AG)" (9/2014)91 points Wine & Spirits: "Pure red Sangiovese flavors predominate in ...Read More » 


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2013 Marchesi di Frescobaldi "Castello di Pomino" Chardonnay Pomino Bianco

90 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2013 Chardonnay Pomino Bianco is a gorgeous, bright wine from Frescobaldi's Castello di Pomino. Lemon, jasmine, and sweet white peaches are some of the notes that emerge from an effortless, impeccably balanced wine. A dollop of aromatic varieties adds texture and attractive floral overtones. This is a fabulous value from Frescobaldi. (Antonio Galloni)" (1/2015)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright pale straw. Lemon, white peach and jasmine on the knockout nose, with an enticing spicy nuance emerging at the back. Fresh and pure in the mouth, offering a lovely fruit/acid balance and ...Read More » 


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