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Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino "Tenuta Nuova" DOCG 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 99] [RP 97+] [AG 96]
Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino "Tenuta Nuova" DOCG 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 99] [RP 97+] [AG 96]
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99 Points - James Suckling:
"The purity of fruit in this wine really strikes you with black cherries, combined with sage, lavender and rosemary. Extremely aromatic. Full-bodied, yet so tight and polished with incredible tannin structure that gives the wine an endless mouth feel of caressing tannins, acidity and fruit. There’s a fabulous saltiness and oyster-shell undertone to the fruit. Unique. Drinkable already, but this year there’s the structure to last decades." - (9 Sep, 2019)
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Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011 [3.0L DOUBLE MAGNUM] (Veneto, Italy)
Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011 [3.0L DOUBLE MAGNUM] (Veneto, Italy)
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95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2009 Vintage):
"This wine is only made in the best vintages, and the next release is 2011. The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a mysteriously ephemeral wine but also a very powerful one at the same time. The alcohol content is 16.5%, and this is one of the most important indicators used when deciding that a vintage is good enough to make Amarone. This wine shows a deep, dark color that is reinforced by thick density and smoky aromas that lift from the glass, followed by exotic spice, campfire ash, camphor and plenty of dark plummy and raisiny fruit. The bouquet reveals outlying aromas of bitter chocolate and crushed slate. In the mouth, the wine offers plenty of ripeness and fruity sweetness, but there is enough supporting structure here to absorb both the sugar and the alcohol. There is a sweetly fragrant earthy note on the long and silky finish." - Monica Larner (30th Aug 2019)
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Pio Cesare Barolo DOCG 2015 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 96] [RP 94] [WE 94] [JD 93] [VM 91]
Pio Cesare Barolo DOCG 2015 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 96] [RP 94] [WE 94] [JD 93] [VM 91]
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96 Points - James Suckling:
"Complex aromas of smoke, ash and dark fruits with a precision and intensity. Layered and gorgeous. Loads of dark fruit and perfume. Full-bodied with round and wonderfully polished tannins. Wonderful length and richness Goes on for minutes. Try in 2023 but already goes " - (6 Jan, 2019)
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Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2009 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Veneto, Italy)
Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2009 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Veneto, Italy)
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97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2007 Vintage):
"The previous vintages of the wine immediately preceding this one are 2003 and 2000. Jump forward in time, and the 2007 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva will linger on the market for a while because the estate has not yet decided which vintage will be next, but as a rule of thumb, the Riserva is only made two or maybe three times per decade. Only 5,838 bottles of this wine were produced. I'm told that the 2015, 2016 and 2017 vintages are all very strong contenders for Riserva status. In any case, this is the last Riserva to be made in Giuseppe Quintarelli's lifetime (he passed away in 2012). One of the criteria that makes a Riserva is the appassimento process that is extended by a couple of months here. This wine boasts 17% alcohol, and that enormous inner power is ultimately what drives this wine. That motor is enhanced by rich fullness, dense texture and beautifully balanced aromas of dried fruit, exotic spice, cigar box and moist potting soil. The quality of the aromas is absolutely clear and pristine, and the tannins have been softened into absolutely silkiness." - Monica Larner (30th Aug 2019)

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Zuccardi Malbec "José Zuccardi" 2015 (Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina)
Zuccardi Malbec "José Zuccardi" 2015 (Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina)
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96 Points - James Suckling (2016 Vintage):
"Blackberries, graphite, black pepper and crushed berries on the nose. Full-bodied, very tight and focused with bolted-down tannins that give it fantastic potential for aging. A little cabernet sauvignon here, too. Try after 2023." - (9 Feb, 2020 )

94 Points & #56 Top 100 of 2020 - Wine Spectator Magazine (2016 Vintage):
"Explosively fruity aromas and flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and plum tart are creamy and filled with rich savory and cooking spice accents. Powerfully structured, showing dark chocolate and mocha on the finish, with hints of dried mint. Drink now through 2025. 5,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported." - KM
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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2017 (Bordeaux, France) - [RP 97] [WE 97] [JS 97] [JD 96] [WS 95]
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2017 (Bordeaux, France) - [RP 97] [WE 97] [JS 97] [JD 96, #64 Top 100 of 2020] [WS 95]
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97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Smith Haut Lafitte charges out of the gate with bold expressions of warm redcurrants, baked blackberries and crème de cassis with hints of spice cake, dried roses, underbrush and pencil lead plus a waft of candied violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a fantastic core of densely packed red and black fruits, framed by wonderfully ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (16th Mar 2020)


96 Points & #64 Top 100 Wines of 2020 - Jeb Dunnuck:

"Moving to the grand vin and a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot aged 16 months in 60% new French oak, the 2017 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte is a beauty, with rocking levels of cassis and red currant fruits interwoven with hints of dried herbs, salty minerality, subtle oak, and crushed violets. Concentrated and full-bodied on the palate, it has ripe tannins, a great mid-palate, and tons of charm and character. This is one of those wines that will be beautiful in just 3-4 years and yet age effortlessly for three decades. Hats off to winemaker Fabien Teitgen for a brilliant effort in the vintage." - Jeb Dunnuck (2/26/2020)
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Tenuta Sette Ponti Podere Orma 'Orma' 2016 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 95] [JS 95] [WE 91]
Tenuta Sette Ponti Podere Orma 'Orma' 2016 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 95] [JS 95] [WE 91]
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95 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"The 2016 Orma is laced with the essence of black cherry, smoke, licorice, spice and dark chocolate. Medium in body and persistent, with striking poise, Orma is absolutely gorgeous in 2016. All the elements simply fall into place effortlessly. Deceptively in its mid-weight feel, the 2016 offers striking persistence and tons of class." - Antonio Galloni (Mar 2019)
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K Vintners "Royal City" Syrah Stoneridge Vineyard 2016 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - [JD 99 & #41 of Top 100 of 2020] [JS 97]
K Vintners "Royal City" Syrah Stoneridge Vineyard 2016 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - [JD 99 & #41 of Top 100 of 2020] [JS 97]
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99 Points - & #41 of Top 100 of 2020 - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The flagship release, the 2016 Syrah Royal City is all from the Stoneridge Vineyard on the Royal Slope (not far from the Frenchman Hills). It was not destemmed and spent 27 months in 60% new French oak. Offering a sensational bouquet of blackcurrants, baking chocolate, beef blood, toasted spice, and loamy earth, it builds slowly, with full-bodied richness, silky tannins, beautiful power and elegance, and a great, great finish, it's another magical wine from this team. 572 cases." - Jeb Dunnuck (April 2020)
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Taylor Fladgate "Vargellas Vinha Velha" Vintage Port 2017 (Portugal) - [WE 100] [WS 98] [W&S 98] [RP 97-99]
Taylor Fladgate "Vargellas Vinha Velha" Vintage Port 2017 (Portugal) - [WE 100] [WS 98] [W&S 98] [RP 97-99]
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100 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This is a magnificent, opulent wine, with rich tannins and equally rich black fruits. While it has plenty of ripeness that gives it a generous character, it never wavers in its firm structure. It will have an immensely long, impressive life. Drink from 2030." - Roger Voss (12/1/2019)
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K Vintners "Cattle King" Syrah 2017 (Snipes Mountain, Yakima Valley, Washington) - [JD 97] [RP 95] [JS 94] [AG 93+]
K Vintners "Cattle King" Syrah 2017 (Snipes Mountain, Yakima Valley, Washington) - [JD 97] [RP 95] [JS 94] [AG 93+]
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97 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"From a site on Snipes Mountain composed of rocky, basalt soils (steep hillside slopes), the 2017 Syrah Cattle King is all Phelps clone that was not destemmed and was aged in 60% new oak. This deep ruby/plum-colored effort offers a complex bouquet of blackberries, mulberries, menthol, beef blood, and ground pepper. With a Cornas-like gaminess, medium to full body, and ripe, polished tannins, give it 2-3 years and enjoy over the following 10-15 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (4/15/2020)

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