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97 Pts, Jeb Dunnuck – 96 Pts, James Suckling
The 2016 Vigna del Lago may last forever, seriously. I was pretty stunned upon tasting. This is cellar worthy wine, obvious to anyone on the very first sip. The tannin is so structural, that this wine may very well still be drinking well 30+ years for now. Not something you can say very often. But it also has enough primary fruit that it can still be enjoyed from 2024 onward.
93 Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
The final result of this Cabernet is totally remarkable, especially given the price. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave it 93 points and described it as: “the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Basilica del Cortaccio reveals an inky dark color with ripe aromas of blackberry and black cherry. This is a full and generous wine that folds over the palate with ample richness and velvety softness.”
96 Points, Kerin O’Keefe
2018 was a return to normal for Montalcino and a vintage that’s considered “classic”. Unsurpringly, it is Caprili who is once again the little guy making some of the biggest noise with a thunderous 96-point review from Wine Enthusiast’s long-time Italian expert, Kerin O’Keefe. She highlighted the wines’ “quintessential aromas of classically crafted Brunello” which she described as “dancing across the palate” then she concluded by calling the wine “elegant, delicious and already approachable.”
93 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 93 Points, James Suckling
Drawn from some the finest parcels on the storied hill of Montosoli, home to some of the most famous and sought after wines. The 2017 Cerbaia is a sleek, full-bodied beauty that Parker’s Wine Advocate called, “silky and polished” while also mentioning its “power” and “freshness” in their 93-point review. Suckling echoed the sentiment with his own 93-point score, calling it, “full-bodied and solid with attractive tannins that give the wine form and tension.”
95 Pts, Wine & Spirits – 94 Pts, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The Ca’ Marcanda 2019 Bolgheri Rosso Magari offers a surprisingly subtle side to the three very powerful grapes that make up the blend. These are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The bouquet is generous and full, with an intricate embroidery of lavender flower, garden herb, black fruit, spice and tobacco. You might even detect a hint of black olive. Magari is structured and solid but never heavy, and it offers a good sense of fresh acidity that makes for a lively and bright finish. That more acidic vein is neatly folded into ample fruity sweetness and flavor.”
95 Points, Wine Enthusiast – 94+ Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 94 Points, Wine & Spritis
“The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a saturated and shiny dark ruby color. This edition is loaded with black and purple fruits, such as blackberry preserves and plum. Those more robust tones are followed by spice, tar and campfire ash. The tannins are young (but not stemmy or bitter), and you’d be best served by letting this wine age and relax with more cellar aging. Il Poggione always makes some of the smoothest and most texturally enriched wines in the appellation, and this vintage is no exception.”
92 Pts, James Suckling
This comes from a high-elevation vineyard within the heart of Chianti Classico. It’s a Sangiovese-dominant blend that earned 92 points from James Suckling, who called it “medium-bodied with a solid core of fruit.” It’s a deep, dark, luscious blend with intense aromas and a smooth chocolate finish that seals the deal.
95 Points, Decanter
On the nose, herbs and lavender dominate, as notes of meat stew swish in the background. As it continues to open up, various black fruits continue to emerge. The palate is marked by bright acids (perfect for fatty cuisine), black cherry and touch of leather. This is a perfect candidate for the cellar and will be a stellar pull over the next decade.
93 Points, James Suckling – 92 Points, Wine Spectator – 92 Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
San Giorgio Ugolforte is the sister winery of Poggio di Sotto. Their 2017 presents a dark core of red and black berry fruit layered with earth, leather, smoke, and herbs. It’s a complex and elegant expression, that presents a full mouthfeel that is firm in tannin structure. The refreshing acidity frames a graceful finish. Just a classic Brunello di Montalcino.
This is a very, very special library offer from our friends at Val di Suga and is also a very limited one. There are only a few of these amazing six-pack collector’s boxes for sale. Two bottles each from Val di Suga’s three single vineyard sites. Val di Suga is the only Brunello producer that controls three separate estate vineyards located in three specific climate zones in the appellation. Each vineyard site has its own unique exposure and geo-climatic features which expresses itself in every bottle. Not to be missed. *Original wooden boxes come included.*
92 Points (Editors’ Choice), Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points, James Suckling
This is arguably the best Chianti Classico made at Valiano since the Piccini family took over in 1995! It’s absolutely gorgeous. Unsurprisingly, it comes armed with a rave 92-point Editors’ Choice review from Wine Enthusiast who called it “smooth and savory” as well as a 91-point write-up from James Suckling who called it “fresh, juicy” and “delicious now.” This is a phenomenal Italian Red to buy by the case.