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97 Points, James Suckling
“For Bibi Graetz’s 20th anniversary of his beloved Testamatta, the superstar winemaker set out to make something truly age-worthy and spectacular and unlike anything he has made to date. Armed with his brand new, state-of-the-art winemaking facility in Florence, Graetz’s 2019 Testamatta is elegant and pure with multiple layers of depth and evolution. With part of the makeup consisting of vines from the 1950’s, the wine has such sophistication and intrigue and I suspect will continue to evolve into something special over the next three to four decades. ” – Nicholas
95 Points, Wine Enthusiast – 94 Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The Caprili 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is lovely. The wine strikes that great balance of dark fruit, rose and tar that makes Brunello unique, and it doesn’t have those rough edges or stemmy tannins that you see sometimes in this undeniably hot and dry vintage. This expression remains elegant but also generous, and that’s not an easy intersection to reach. This is a standout wine from 2017, despite the challenges and the lower yields obtained this year. “
95 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Paolo De Marchi sold off any finished wine that did not live up to his standards and picked the very best results for this edition. Production this vintage is down by almost a quarter. This is a beauty. It flaunts a deep, dark appearance with succulent fruit, savory spice, leather and grilled herb. The oak element needs additional time to integrate and it surely will as the wine continues its slow bottle evolution. Only a third of the blend is aged in new oak. This upcoming Cepparello is a wine of substance and distinction.” – The Wine Advocate
The Ormanni Chianti DOCG is a sleek, juicy Sangiovese made from grapes along the border of that historic Black Rooster Chianti area. It’s a versatile, delicious little number that absolutely shines at the dinner table. But unlike most Ormanni wines that start to come to life after a couple of years as a result of their careful aging, this Chianti is just begging to be enjoyed in its youth.
93 Points, James Suckling – 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This 2010 Brunello is both intense and elegant. It’s ruby red with garnet highlights. Opulent and intense on the nose, with nuances of ripe red fruit and intriguing herbal notes. It’s very well-balanced on the palate with a lively acidity that lends vitality and freshness to a very elegant and complex wine. A hint of black pepper accompanies the finish. The softest of tannins are a hallmark of the body of this fine wine. With some age to it already, the 2010 is drinking really well now and should for the next 5-10 years.
92 Points, James Suckling
Tucked between the towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano is the historic Sangiovese region called Vino Nobile di Montepulciano – a region famous for supplying wine to the Italian nobility. Of course, the name is often confused with the grape Montepulciano which is found in Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. The result of the confusion is some of the best Sangiovese in the world at far under normal market prices. This is the best Sangiovese deal of the year. A total steal.
Enrique Pozzesi handles the winemaking- blessed with the many of the teachings of late Chianti legend Guilio Gambelli as well as his secret weapon, the Poggialupi Super Tuscan. When Rodano doesn’t play by the rules is when this little estate is at its best. The secret to the this Super Tuscan is a little bit of Merlot, giving the wine no rough edges and immediate appeal. It’s bright, it’s full-bodied and it’s absolutely delicious. Easily one of the best values in all of Tuscany. Take my word on this one and give it a try.
94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
“This is a very well balanced Brunello with sharp and classic lines. The Val di Suga 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers attractive energy and brightness that is transmitted through the cherry fruit and wild berry aromas at its core. That primary fruit is surrounded by light spice, grilled herb and potting soil. There is a nice purity and linearity to this wine that reminds you of the natural depth and complexity of Sangiovese when given a little time to age.”
94 Points, James Suckling – 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck – 93 Points, Wine Spectator
The 2016 Val di Suga Brunello is spectacular– easily one of the best 2016s that I’ve been able to taste. Armed with vineyards in the top three spots of Montalcino, Val di Suga blends elements of each into their flagship Brunellos– continuously making some of the most interesting Sangiovese in the region. Critics always love them, and in 2016s, it is no surprise that trend continues. Double 94-point scores from both Jeb Dunnuck and Italian expert, James Suckling with Wine Spectator joining in on the fun with a 93-point review of their own.
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.*
The Tonelli family are royalty in this region, with four generations of grape growers leading the way and even establishing the local D.O.C. Their 2020 Ponente is 100% Sangiovese and is an absolutely incredible wine for the price. Less than $20/bottle for fleshed out, high-toned, zipped up Sangiovese? Count me in. It screams for pizza or summer salads, squash or a charcuterie plate. It’s about to be one of your new favorites.