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Producer Wine Vintage Publication Date Score Detail
Marcarini Barolo Brunate DOCG 2017 Wine Enthusiast 26/07/2022 93

Licorice, new leather and crushed blue flower aromas form the nose. The licorice note segues over to the firm, elegantly structured palate along with dried cherry, raspberry compote, truffle and white pepper. Polished tannins provide support. – Kerin O’Keefe

Marcarini Barolo La Serra DOCG 2018 Wine Enthusiast 26/07/2022 92

Floral aromas of rose and violet waft out of the glass along with whiffs of dark spice and menthol. Linear and elegant, the taut, medium-bodied palate offers red cherry, crushed raspberry and star anise alongside bright acidity. Tightly wound, fine-grained tannins leave a somewhat drying finish. Drink 2025–2030.

Marcarini Barolo Del Comune di La Morra DOCG 2018 Wine Enthusiast 26/07/2022 92

Aromas of eucalyptus oil and rose mingle with forest floor and red berry. It’s linear and polished, showing cherry soaked in spirits, raspberry compote and licorice alongside taut, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2023–2028.

Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia DOCG 2019 James Suckling 19/07/2022 95

Darker fruit on the nose with walnut, spice box, incense and espresso bean, too. Medium-bodied, firm and structured with polished tannins and a creamy, compact mid-palate. Quality dark oak spice throughout. Long and rich. Better from 2024.

Boscarelli Vin Santo 2011 James Suckling 15/07/2022 94

Burnt brown sugar, raisins, black honey and Arabic dates. This is lusciously sweet, with an unctuous, thick and waxy texture. Nicely balanced, with bright acidity and concentrated flavors of sweet dates, brown sugar and papaya. Drink or hold.


Fèlsina Colonia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2019 James Suckling 15/07/2022 94

Intense nose of wild blueberries, dried cherries, mint, roasted espresso and toffee. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a firm tannin frame. Structured and polished. Dense, toasty and compact for now. Try from 2024

Bucci Rosso Piceno Riserva Villa Bucci DOC 2018 Wine Enthusiast 01/07/2022 90

“A blend of 70% Montepulciano and 30% Sangiovese, this offers aromas of black-skinned berry, Mediterranean brush and cedar. Made with organically grown grapes, the savory, accessible palate offers dried cherry, clove and ground pepper alongside polished tannins and fresh acidity. Drink through 2025. ” – Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, June 2022

Conti Costanti Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2019 Wine Enthusiast 01/07/2022 92

“Camphor, dark spice and ripe dark-skinned fruit aromas take the lead on this lovely red. Elegantly structured, the medium-bodied palate features Morello cherry, tobacco and coffee bean framed in taut, fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Drink through 2026.” – Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, July 2022

Cantina Santadi Rocca Rubia Carignano del Sulcis Riserva DOC 2019 Wine Enthusiast 01/07/2022 90

“Black-skinned berry, underbrush and spice aromas form the nose. The forward palate offers black plum, clove and black pepper alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2025.” – Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, July 2022

Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017 Wine Spectator 30/06/2022 92

“A vibrant style, this features strawberry, cherry, floral and mineral flavors, with hints of tobacco, iron and underbrush chiming in as this turns more compact on the finish. Shows fine overall balance and length. Best from 2024 through 2042. 5,532 cases made, 1,355 cases imported.” —B.S., Wine Spectator, Jun. 2022

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