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Where available, tasting notes and scores are take from Vinous.com, or www.erobertparker.com 
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Best Drinking
           
    WHITE WINES      
    GAJA
A top quality producer. His Chardonnay is especially interesting and still affordable compared to Burgundy GC's! - one of my favourite Italian white's.
     
8   ROSSJ BASS CHARDONNAY
Gaja

RP/Monica Larner -  The aromatic profile of this wine veers toward citrus and rich tropical fruit, especially in a warm vintage such as this. However counterintuitive, this edition also shows a very bright and precise touch of acidity that serves to give the wine balanced and mouth-cleansing salinity.

2017 65.00 ML94
2019-30
           
           
    RED WINES      
    QUERCIABELLA
A top quality producer. Antonio Galloni says "These wines are simply gorgeous. That's all there to it"
     
22   CHIANTI CLASSICO
Querciabella

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -  The 2015 Chianti Classico, 100% Sangiovese, is all class. The flavours are vibrant and lively, with plenty of bright red cherry and strawberry character. This is an especially understated, finessed wine for the year. The Chianti Classico is a blend of approximately 40% Greve, 40% Gaiole and 20% Radda fruit. All the elements come together beautifully.

2015 20.00 Vinous.com/AG92
2018-26
           
    CASTELLARE di CASTELLINA
A Top Tuscany domaine, making full-bodied wines that will reward cellaring for several years
     
5   CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA 
Castellare di Castellina

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni - The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is beguiling and wonderfully nuanced. Lavender, mint, sage, tobacco, spice, leather and dark red/bluish fruits shape the wine with tons of complexity as well as character. This mid-weight, super-classic Riserva captures the Castellare style beautifully. Most importantly, the 2016 offers tremendous value. In fact, as seen through lens of quality for the money, the Riserva is THE wine to buy in this range.
2016 29.00

 

Vinous/AG93
2020-36

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    BREZZA, GIACOME
Brezza remains one of the most under the radar growers in Barolo. His Barolos remain medium bodied, with a classic sense of austerity.

These wines are especially recommended for those of you who love traditionally made Barolo!

     
43   BAROLO CASTELLERO
Brezza

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
 
Brezza's 2010 Barolo Castellero offers up a super-classic profile of dried rose petal, anise, mint, coffee, sweet herbs and dried cherries.
A gracious, mid-weight Barolo, the 2010 stands out for its soft, approachable personality and impeccable sense of balance.
Sweet floral and spice notes linger on the soft, feminine finish. This is the most ethereal and fleeting of the 2010s.
2010 48.00

 

Vinous/AG92
2015-30

 
           
    FENOCCHIO, GIACOMO
With vineyards in the heart of Barolo production zone, the Fenocchio estate has produced wines for over five generations, following family traditions handed down from father to son.

Good value Barolo's which are well worth a try!

     
19   BAROLO
Fenocchio

Jancisrobinson.com/Richard Hemming -
Juicy black bramble fruit with a charred beef edge. There's oak scent here too, lending a delicious cinnamon and clove spice. Serious structure with boisterous acidity cutting through the tannin. Smoky on the finish, and beautifully complex.
2011 29.00

 

RH18/20
2017-35

 
18   BAROLO BUSSIA
Fenocchio

James Suckling -  Walnut, berry and milk chocolate character on the nose and palate. Full and chewy with round and soft tannins and a savoury finish.
2011 45.00

 

JS92
2017-35

 
           
    IL POGGIONE
Il Poggione is Montalcino’s fourth largest estate, with an eye-popping 125 hectares of Brunello designated vineyards.

Top Quality at a fair price!

     
28  

BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO
Il Poggione

Vinous.com/Eric Guido -
Il Poggione 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers up a dark, earthy, almost animal-like expression, showing black soil and undergrowth, giving way to crushed black cherry, dusty spice, and dried florals which lift the experience. On the palate, soft, fleshy textures usher in fresh cherry and strawberry, as brisk acids add energy, with savoury herbs and minerals saturating, as the 2015 Il Poggione’s fruit nearly masks its structural core.
The finish is long yet fresh, with classic, fine tannins, dried red fruits and pretty inner floral tones lingering throughout this perfectly balanced expression. The 2015 s pure class
and built for the cellar.

2015 31.00

 

Vinous/EG97
2017-35

 
           
    FRESCOBALDI
A Top Italian estate, making a wide range of wines. We particularly like the Brunello listed below - pricy but delicious!
     
6  

LUCE DELLA VITE
BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO

Frescobaldi
RP/Monica Larner - The 2010 Luce della Vite Brunello di Montalcino is a dark and impenetrable wine that oozes intensity and impressive opulence. This is one of those Brunello wines that takes Sangiovese to the outer limits of concentration at the outer edge of space and then flings it back down to us earthlings to enjoy. Given the softness and the textural richness, it's safe to predict that this wine will drink well in both the near and long term. It has that unique aging flexibility. Only the tannins, mostly oak tannins by the taste of them, need additional softening and finessing that should occur with extra cellar aging.

2010 80.00

 

ML94
2016-30

 
           
    PODERE FORTE
Pasquale Forte, the owner of this Top estate says: "Fortune favours the Bold" - this pretty much sums up the quality of this wine - Lovely Wine!
     
12  

PETRUCCI
Podere Forte
Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni
- One of the unquestioned stars of the vintage, the 2010 Petrucci is simply stunning. Today, the 2010 is understandably quite young and structured, but the wine's finesse is impossible to miss. Dark cherries, savoury herbs, licorice, mint and fennel form a mosaic of nearly indescribable beauty. Mid weight and gracious, yet deep and utterly vivid in the glass, the 2010 Petrucci is breathtaking in its beauty. It is also one of the finest wines I have ever tasted at Podere Forte. An eternal finish rounds things out in style. Wow!

2010 84.00

 

Vinous/AG97
2016-30

 
           
           
           
           

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