Italy

Azienda Giribaldi in Rodello

Barbaresco 2006

Medium bodied. Poured a dusty rose. Nose of raspberry tart. Dill and black tea. A little thin for my taste. Served from magnum. This one still has a little bit of tannic grip. Stiff young oak influence. It was ok, but was not a stunner compared to the other wines on the table. This one will undoubtedly improve over the next 10 years and probably still has 20 years in magnum. I definitely look for this one to start condensing down soon? — 8 days ago

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Served en mag. Found this to be simple and basic. I know nothing of this producer so this could have been $20 or $200. Muddled raspberries, bay leaf, black tea notes. Young, but the oak wasn’t over powering. More of a tart finish.
9.0

Masi

Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2012

In 1958, Masi was in the forefront of the work to identify the historic "cru" vineyard sites for Amarone. The ‘12 is a big rich powerful wine from a hot vintage. Aromas of ripe dark fruits, cooking spice and smoky notes. On the palate blackberry flavors, raisin like plum tones with cacao and cinnamon spice. Rich tannins, soft, lingering well balanced ending with smoky spice. Very Nice. Tasting Sample. — 4 days ago

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Oasi Degli Angeli

Kurni Marche IGT Montepulciano 2007

I don’t discover anything here, but I very much enjoyed this wine last night.
What puts it in another level is the way it enter your mouth
It is rich, but has a big deal if freshness that makes it run down into your throat
But just before disappearing it explodes on the palate and invades all the corners
Monumental wine
I guess a little age has helped too
— 7 days ago

Alessio PecoraroMauro Gabrielefrancesco scalavino
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Agricola San Giovenale

Habemus Lazio Rosso Carignan Blend 2011

After drinking the Kurni this was a very interesting bottle to look at
We understand why he is considered the best of the Kurni Boys gang
Very similar approach on the palate, just not as explosive, but thinking this was only Emanuele second vintage expectations are going to be super high for the future 🤙🏻🤙🏻
— 7 days ago

Alessio PecoraroMauro Gabrielefrancesco scalavino
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Tenuta Sette Ponti

Oreno Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2015

Oreno, takes its name from the river crossing the estate where the farmhouse is found. Blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cab Sauv & 10% Petit Verdot, aged 18 mos in new French oak. Went to a tasting, had ‘14 & ‘15 side by side. Big ripe berry fruit aromas with sweet spice notes. On the palate rich blackberry & cherry flavors with cacao, tobacco, oak & flinty tones. Firm big tannins needing time showing great aging potential, lingering ending with succulent earthy mineral character. ‘15 much better. Tasting Sample! — 4 days ago

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Masseto

Toscana Merlot 2001

What struck me most about this epic wine was its sheer scale, youth and power in an elegant even supple frame. A nose of chocolate and dark red fruit led a wide beam of the finest and sweetest tannins I can recall. Cocoa grounds, light oak, graphite and cigar leaf and a lonnnnng finish. Outstanding, years to go. — 3 days ago

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@LM Segal LM a world class and benchmark Merlot Cheers 🍷
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@LM Segal glass please sir

Campi di Fonterenza

Pettirosso Vino Rosso 2016

Beefy aromas with black cherry and uplifted cool herbs - lavender, wintergreen, and menthol. Classic Sangiovese with flavors of dark berries, minerals, and high acid. — 10 days ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2007

Yummy Tig @ £67 now £115-£170 😱 which I actually preferred younger but it's ageing lovely & will still keep improving 👍

📍Antinori Tignanello 2007 🇮🇹

🏵 95 points

🍇 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon & 5% Cabernet Franc

🍷 Deep dark ruby w/ slight brown edge

👃 Smokey mocha infused dark earthy ripe plummy/cherry fruits w/ a herby, oak, mineral, wet leaves, old leather & red flower potpourri backbone

👄 Med body of creamy silk mocha through dark cherry & berries w/ a liquorice undertone

🎯 Long rich double shot mocha dark berry earthy creamy smooth fruity mouth coating
— 3 days ago

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Fabio Gea

Mushroom Panda Vino Rosso

Phil G
9.4

Fuck yes. If you see this, buy several, drink them slowly as they almost certainly will get better with age. But if you just get one, DRINK UP!! — 2 days ago

Azienda Agricola Valentini

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo 2016

Seth Morgen Long
9.7

When natural wine is done right. Too bad the highs here are so high, because the lows everywhere just get lower in perspective. Rose which transcends the category, built on layers of interaction between reduction, volatility and finesse. — 2 days ago

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And it ages amazingly well too
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@Riddley Walker I’ve got an ‘81 Trebbiano coming to me. It’ll be my first Valentini with any age:)