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ITALIAN White & Red - Listed by Grower

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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Robert Parker (RP) and taken from his website www.erobertparker.com,  Antonio Galloni (AG) is taken from www.vinousmedia.com, and Wine Spectator (WS) is taken from www.winespectator.com
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    MARCHESI di BAROLO
Marchesi di Barolo is a reliable producer of consistent, traditional red wines.
   
 
6
75cl
BARBARESCO
Marchesi di Barolo

Antonio Galloni -
Marchesi di Barolo's 2010 Barbaresco is a lovely wine with tons of early appeal. Crushed flowers, raspberries, spices and menthol all flesh out in the glass. This is an unusually open, pliant Barbaresco for the vintage. I am sure the 2010 will find many fans, as it is drinking beautifully today. It's great to see Marchesi doing such a terrific job with their entry-level wines.
2010 19.00 AG89
2013-22

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    PETROLO
Proprietor Luca Sanjust and his team make some of the most sensual, pleasurable wines in Tuscany.
   
 
29
75cl
Il TORRIONE
 Toscana
Petrolo

Antonio Galloni -
The 2009 Torrione impresses for its sensual inner perfume, silky tannins and gracious overall balance. Sweet red cherries, strawberry jam, crushed flowers, herbs and spices meld together in this tasty red. Torrione isn’t the great bargain it once was, but is still a great introduction to the wines of Petrolo. This medium-bodied, feminine Sangiovese-based red is best enjoyed over the next 5-7 years, while the fruit is vibrant.
2009 22.00 AG91
2014-23
6
75cl
GALATRONA
Petrolo

Antonio Galloni -
Ample and voluptuous on the palate, the 2015 Galatrona (Merlot) is terrific. Dark plum, licorice, leather, tobacco, smoke and savoury herbs fill out the wine’s frame effortlessly. At times quite powerful while in other moments more restrained, the 2015 offers a super-appealing push and pull of aromas, flavours and textures that is compelling. The 2015 needs time to be at its best, but it is a terrific example of the current style at Petrolo captured at its very best.
2015 90.00 AG95
2023-35
         
    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!
   
 
36
75cl
BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO
RISERVA VIGNA PAGANELLI
Il Poggione

RP -
The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli is a phenomenal effort in this average vintage. I am amazed by the estate's ability to make a wine with this level of textural richness, depth and sheer power in 2005. This is a dark, inward Brunello loaded with black fruit, smoke, tar, menthol and a host of other dark, sensual aromas and flavours. The wine’s length and intensity are truly a marvel to behold.
2005 £48.00 RP95
2015-35
         
    POGGIO IL CASTELLARE
An excellent estate, offering great value/quality for the price!
   
 
30
75cl
BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO
Poggio Il Castellare

Wine Spectator -
Dried dark fruit on the nose, verging on date and prune. Full-bodied, with a dense palate of ripe fruit and super silky tannins. This is a deep and beautiful red, delivering lots of subtle character. Fascinating.
One of the undiscovered treasures of the vintage.
2004 £34.00 WS96
2011-25

Great Vintage!

         
    POGGIO SCALETTE
An excellent estate, specialising in old-vine Sangiovese - which age very well.
   
 
6
75cl
IL CARBONAIONE
Poggio Scalette

Antonio Galloni -
The 2014
Il Carbonaione is one of the truly exceptional wines of this challenging season. Lithe and aromatic on the palate, with fabulous energy and overall brightness, it stands out for its superb balance. In many vintages, Il Carbonaione can be a bit bombastic. The 2014, on the other hand, is all finesse. Violet, lavender and cloves add shades of nuance to this bright, beautifully persistent Carbonaione. The 2014 won't be at its best for at least a few years, but its potential is evident.
2014 £32.00 AG95+
2022-34

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    QUERCIABELLA
A top quality producer. Antonio Galloni says "These wines are simply gorgeous. That's all there to it"
   
 
48
75cl
CHIANTI CLASSICO
Querciabella

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 24.00 AG92
2018-26
         
    SANDRONE, LUCIANO
A top quality producer; great value/quality Nebbiolo d'Alba wines.
   
 
21
75cl
NEBBIOLO d'ALBA VALMAGGIORE
Luciano Sandrone

Antonio Galloni -
 The 2011 Langhe Nebbiolo Valmaggiore bursts out of the glass with layers of deep, expressive fruit. This is an especially rich, broad-shouldered Nebbiolo with fabulous depth, volume and tons of personality. The style is undoubtedly racy and big, but all the elements come together very nicely, even if some of the vineyard qualities of this site in Vezza d'Alba have been slightly baked out by the year. Still, there is an immediacy and a pure exuberance in the 2011 I find impossible not to love.
2011 24.00 AG91
2013-24
10
75cl
NEBBIOLO d'ALBA VALMAGGIORE
Luciano Sandrone

Antonio Galloni -
 The 2010 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is surprisingly shut down today. The Valmaggiore is often open and accessible when young, but that is far from the case with the 2010. Firm yet well-integrated tannins frame red cherries, sweet herbs, menthol and spices in this surprisingly large-scaled, broad Valmaggiore. Layers of fruit continue to build to the vibrant, layered finish
2010 25.00 AG92
2014-24
         
     TENUTA dell'
ORNELLAIA
Lodovico Antinori built up one of the most successful and famous wineries in all of Italy in the hills near Bolgheri, next door to the estate of Sassicaia. The wines reflect the exceptional terroir of the region, complemented by the wonderful Mediterranean climate of coastal Tuscany.
We especially recommend their lovely early drinking wine: Le Volte and Le Serre Nuove at a fraction of the price of the top 'Ornellaia' cuvve.
 
   
 
12
75cl
LE SERRE NUOVE dell'Ornellaia
Tenuta San Guido

RP/Monica Larner
- This is a fantastic interpretation from Bolgheri. The 2016 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia is made with fruit from the same vineyard plots that go into the Bolgheri Superiore, only this is a second selection if you will. Generally speaking, fruit from the younger vines goes here. This wine gives us a very pretty glimpse of what we can expect of the high-end releases from this classic vintage. The fruit is rock solid, delineated, tonic and firm. The pleasure factor awarded here is very high thanks to the wine's inner softness, silky tannins and soothing extract. The bouquet is seamless and pristine.
2016 £45.00 RP/ML94
2018-30
12
75cl
LE SERRE NUOVE dell'Ornellaia
Tenuta San Guido

Antonio Galloni
- The 2015 Le Serre Nuove shows just how alluring this vintage is. Silky, perfumed and also wonderfully light on its feet, the 2015 is a real pleasure to taste today. All of the Ornellaia signatures come through in an attractive, mid-weight wine that will drink well right out of the gate. The 2015 is a stunning Serre Nuove. That's all there is to it.
2015 £42.00 AG94
2018-30
3
75cl
ORNELLAIA
Ornellaia

Antonio Galloni -
The 2007 Ornellaia is a wine of texture above all else. What the 2007 lacks in aromatic intensity it more than makes up for with its sumptuous, generous personality. Silky and inviting, with soft contours and seemingly endless layers of dark red-fleshed fruit, the 2007 is absolutely delicious today.
2007 175.00

AG97
2016-31

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    TENUTA SAN GUIDO
Tenuta San Guido is one of the TOP Tuscany estates, and was the fist to put Maremma on the map as a terroir for world-class wine.

Highly Recommended!
   
 
12
75cl
SASSICAIA
Tenuta San Guido

RP/Monica Larner
- The long-awaited 2015 Bolgheri Sassicaia represents a tremendous effort that comes together with seamless precision and focus. This is a confident and proud red wine from Tuscany. Starting with the primary material at hand, you sense the quality of fruit thanks to the wine's beautifully dark appearance and the rich texture it offers to the palate. The acidity is integrated, but more freshness still would have been welcomed in my view (and would also contribute to its longevity). The bouquet is amplified both in terms of volume and length. Its playlist includes dark berry fruit, spice, leather, licorice and roasted coffee bean. Yet, the mouthfeel is extremely graceful and silky. The wine's undisputed pedigree is showcased on the palate.
2015 195.00 RP97
2020-45
12
75cl
SASSICAIA
Tenuta San Guido

RP/Monica Larner
- The nose is redolent of bright fruit and blackberry. Spice, tar and leather appear subtly at the back. The wine took on considerable weight each year I came back to taste it and this vintage was bottled earlier than average, precisely to give it more time to unwind and relax in the small confines of the bottle. This is a solid effort for sure and the wine is a stunning example of what it takes to make great wine, even when weather conditions are not in your favour.
2014 122.00 RP93
2018-30
         
    TUA RITA
An excellent Tuscany estate making wonderful full-bodied yet elegant wines.

Highly Recommended!

   
 
72
75cl
PERLATO del BOSCO Rosso
Tua Rita

Antonio Galloni -
The 2012 Perlato del Bosco brings together classic Sangiovese flavours with the breadth and power that are typical of the wines of Suvereto.
An exceptionally balanced and harmonious wine,
the 2012 is built on a core of deeply expressive fruit. Today, the flavours are naturally quite primary, but greater complexity will develop with further time in bottle
2012 24.00 AG92
2014-24
27
75cl
PERLATO del BOSCO Rosso
Tua Rita

Antonio Galloni -
Dark raspberries, freshly cut flowers, tobacco and sweet spices all meld together in a gracious, perfumed wine. Supple, open and gracious, the 2010 Perlato del Bosco is a striking Maremma red to drink now and over the next few years. The purity of the fruit alone is striking, while the soft contours are hugely appealing as well. Sweet, perfumed notes ring out on the floral finish.
2010 26.00 AG94
2014-24
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75cl
'GIUSTO di NOTRI'
Tua Rita

Antonio Galloni -
The estate’s 2006 Giusto di Notri is another weighty, powerful offering bursting with tons of primary fruit. Sweet herbs, cassis and graphite swirl around in the glass, adding further complexity. Like the other wines in this line-up, the Giusto di Notri needs time to reach the full range of its potential, but it is awfully impressive even at this early stage.
2006 £48.00 AG96
2014-26

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