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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.
   
 
78
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 26.00 AG89
2013-20
         
    PETROLO
Proprietor Luca Sanjust and his team make some of the most sensual, pleasurable wines in Tuscany.
   
 
30
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 25.00 AG91
2014-22
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
         
    POGGIO IL CASTELLARE
An excellent estate, offering great value/quality for the price!
   
 
32
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 £45.00 WS96
2011-25

Great Vintage!

         
    POGGIO SCALETTE
An excellent estate, specialising in old-vine Sangiovese - which age very well.
   
 
24
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 £46.00 AG95+
2022-34
           
    POLIZIANO
A very good estate, making classic wines at affordable prices.
   
 
7
75cl
VINO NOBILE di MONTEPULCIANO
'Asinone'
Poliziano

RP -
The 2001 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone continues to be an exemplary single-vineyard offering, properly so as it was the first such bottling in the appellation in 1985. A full ruby in colour with an important, expansive nose of red and black berry fruit, leather, graphite, and vanilla, it offers powerful and focused flavours, full in their volume, elegant in their shape, and with an impeccable fusion of the fruit and oak.
2001 £38.00 RP92
2008-20

Great Vintage!

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    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 28.00 AG91
2013-21
12
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 29.00 AG92
2014-22
         
     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.
 
   
 
2
75cl
LE VOLTE
Ornellaia

Antonio Galloni -
The 2011 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia is juicy, expressive and radiant in this vintage. Sweet dark cherries, flowers, tobacco and mint all flesh out in a wine that impresses for its harmony and supple, gracious personality. At times Le Volte has been a bit different in style than the rest of the wines, here, but the 2011 is quite similar to the rest of the range. In 2011, Le Volte is 50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese and 20% other grapes.
2011 22.00

AG89
2013-20

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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 192.00

AG97
2016-31
 
         
    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!
   
 
55
75cl
LE DIFESE
Toscana IGT
Tenuta San Guido

Antonio Galloni
- The 2010 Le Difese shows most of its charms up-front. An initial burst of sweet red cherries tapers off rather quickly in this fragrant, floral entry-level red from Tenuta San Guido. Le Difese is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese.
2010 £20.00 AG88
2013-20
2
75cl
GUIDALBERTO
Toscana IGT
Tenuta San Guido

Antonio Galloni
- .The 2010 Guidalberto comes across as cool and inward in this vintage. Most recent Guidalberto's have been delicious upon release, but this is a wine that will need another year or two before it starts opening up. There is plenty of energy and vitality in the glass, but readers will need to be patient. Dark red cherries, flowers, licorice and a hint of tobacco are layered into the firm, structured finish. In 2010 the blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot.
2010 £25.00 AG90
2013-22

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3
75cl
GUIDALBERTO
Toscana IGT
Tenuta San Guido

Antonio Galloni -
Tenuta San Guido's 2008 Guidalberto is a very pretty wine laced with mineral-infused dark fruit. This is a decidedly smaller scaled, lithe Guidalberto that impresses for its overall balance and finesse. The structure of the 2006 and the exuberance of the 2007 are missing, but the 2008 offers superb drinkability and pleasure today and over the next few years. Dried flowers, licorice and new leather add the final nuances of complexity on the finish.
2008 £25.00 AG90
2013-20

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    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 25.00 AG92
2014-22
30
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 28.00 AG94
2014-24
8
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 £55.00 AG96
2014-26

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