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Pietradolce Etna Rosso Barbagalli DOC 2014 James Suckling 01/11/2022 96
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“Lovely aromas of red cherries, white smoke, hibiscus and rose petals. Full-bodied with fine, tight tannins. Concentrated, though not overdone, and rather light-footed in its approach. It keeps going, becoming even prettier and more dynamic as it goes. Ash and charcoal at the finish. Runs a fine line between floral, mineral and savory character. Delicious. From 90-year-old pre-phylloxera nerello mascalese vines. Around 2,000 bottles produced. Drinking well now, but can age even longer if you are able to resist.” – James Suckling, Aug 2022

Conti Costanti Vermiglio Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2019 Vinous 13/10/2022 94
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“The 2019 Rosso di Montalcino Vermiglio is a bombshell beauty, with a bright bouquet of dried strawberries, crushed rose petals, shaved cedar, cinnamon spice and sweet smoke. It’s deeply textural, almost fleshy in feel, yet kept in line by vibrant acidity, as masses of black cherry and raspberry fruit envelope the palate. This totally harmonious Rosso finishes with a classic tug of fine tannins, along with nuances of sour citrus, inner earth and lavender tones. It embodies, without a doubt, the term “Baby Brunello.” The Vermiglio is a barrel selection of Rosso that Costanti matures for two years, instead of one, in cask. Only 4,000 bottles were produced. ” -Eric Guido, Vinous, Oct. 2022

Conti Costanti Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2020 Vinous 13/10/2022 91
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“Wild strawberries, dusty rose, lavender and hints of clove create a pretty and wonderfully inviting bouquet as the 2020 Rosso di Montalcino opens in the glass. This elegant expression of the vintage flows across the palate with ease, leaving a staining of red- and blue-toned fruit and inner florals. It tapers off delicate yet long, impressing with its soft touch and the saline-tinged minerals that add a pleasant tension toward the close. The 2020 is one of the most balanced Rosso’s that I’ve tasted from the vintage, showing both opulence but also poise. Andrea Costanti adds that he’s never seen as much dry extract and polyphenols as he did in 2020. ” -Eric Guido, Vinous, Oct. 2022

Conti Costanti Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2019 Vinous 13/10/2022 93
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“The 2019 Rosso di Montalcino is deep, primary and full of character. Here I’m finding a seductive bouquet of black raspberry preserves complemented by nuances of clove, allspice and candied ginger. Its textures are silky and pliant, displaying much more weight than you’d expect from a Rosso, which is balanced by a core of bright acidity. Rich red and hints of blue fruit prevail, lasting throughout the incredibly long and floral tinged finale, where a coating of sweet tannin lingers. As good as this is today, it will be even better in another year and easily excel over short-term cellaring. There were only 10,000 bottles produced of the 2019, which is about half of what was bottled in 2018. Don’t miss it!” -Eric Guido, Vinous, Oct. 2022

Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 Gambero Rosso 01/10/2022 tre bicchieri
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Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Il Nocio DOCG 2018 Gambero Rosso 01/10/2022 tre bicchieri
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Ronco dei Tassi Malvasia Collio DOC Gambero Rosso 01/10/2022 tre bicchieri
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Bucci Verdicchio Classico Riserva Villa Bucci DOC 2019 Gambero Rosso 01/10/2022 tre bicchieri
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Cantina Santadi Terre Brune Carignano del Sulcis Superiore DOC 2018 Gambero Rosso 01/10/2022 tre bicchieri
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Pietradolce Archineri Etna Rosso DOC 2020 Gambero Rosso 01/10/2022 tre bicchieri
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