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92 Points, James Suckling
A massive and vibrant Super Tuscan wine with beautiful structure and depth. This is a very big boy, but it can still dance. From owner, Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini (Caparzo/Altesino) and superstar winemaker Massimo Bracalente comes a full-bodied Sangiovese dominant blend that gets spiciness and richness from the Syrah component. The result is a rich, layered treat that hits you in waves and leaves a delicious aftertaste that makes this one hard to put down. For California Cab fans, and Big Italian Red lovers alike, this is one that everyone will agree on– it’s class is on full-display especially given the modest price tag.
96 Points, Wine Spectator – 94 Points, James Suckling
“Ripe, sweet cherry and raspberry fruit are accented by floral, mineral and wild herbs in this alluring red. A backbone of dense, dusty tannins provides support, and the ripe fruit returns on the savory finish. Excellent length. Best from 2023 through 2043.” –Wine Spectator
93 Points, James Suckling
The second year of Volpaia’s 100% Cabernet ‘Prelius’ is already outshining and outpointing its debut bottling. Made from organically grown grapes, this one is super energetic yet elegant with refined tannins and a lingering finish. Meant to be enjoyed in its youth, you could also make an argument that this wine will continue to shine for upwards of a decade. It’s a full-bodied Super-Tuscan and for a wine with a very modest price tag, there are plenty of intricacies and layers to peel back here.
93 Points, James Suckling – 92 Points, Vinous
The 2018 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico is an absolute stunner and is my early runner for Italian Wine of the Year. Drawn from high-elevation, organic vineyards – this one features complex aromas that one would expect from a wine three times the cost. A pair of rave reviews as is accustomed from this great winery that never ceases to make outstanding wine.
99 Points (#2 Wine of Italy, 2020) – James Suckling
A very special Italian Collectors item. Elements of cherries and cigar box seem to dominate, but then notes of almonds, more cherry, and then blackberry and leather seem to dance in and out. But when you consider truly great wines, ones that really deserve at least a 10 year slumber in a dark cellar – the price point can be down right frightening. Not so today. I think you could start drinking this soon and enjoy it for the next two decades easy.
95 Points, James Suckling
Drawn from some the finest parcels on the storied hill of Montosoli, James Suckling says of the tiny Cerbaia estate’s newest release: “Extremely aromatic with plums, black cherries, flowers and some orange peel. Hints of cedar and sandalwood. Full-bodied with firm, silky tannins that are polished and very pretty. This is really well crafted and poised.”
Situated right next door to the vineyard of the original Super Tuscan Tignanello Vineyard (costs a cool $125 per bottle these days), Poggio al Sole is the hidden gem of Tuscany. If you want to hit a home run with your next pizza night, I mean, really go all the way, you have to serve the latest release of Poggio al Sole’s fabulous Super-Tuscan, Trittico. The newly released 2019 vintage is in so far this wine is showing beautifully. It definitely bodes well for what is to come as it’s already pretty expressive and energetic. This is a great Sangiovese and Cabernet blend for the summer, with anything off the grill or with pizza. Don’t miss it.
94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“This is a terrific wine that hits that proverbial sweet spot between excellence and value. The Tenuta di Trinoro 2018 Le Cupole is a blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 37% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot that sees a brief eight months in second and third-passage barrique followed by some additional resting time in cement. This lovely vintage shows dark fruit intensity and richness with cherry, blackberry and plum. There is a touch of sweetness, but the mouthfeel is well constructed and layered with phenolic tightness and tight natural structure that will help it age 10 years or more. Le Cupole is one of the best values found in Tuscany.”