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42 VINTAGES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

CASTELLO DI AMA AMA

CHIANTI CLASSICO 2014

DOCG

Bruce Sanderson described this wine as having “...

purity, balance and length” and suggested a drinking

window extending through 2022.

(

winespectator.com

, Dec. 15, 2016)

TASTING NOTE: A tight and vibrant Chianti Classico

with dried berry, lemon and stone. Medium body,

firm tannins and a bright acidity. Excellent quality for

this difficult vintage. Drink now. Score:

92

(James

Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, Aug. 21, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

515759

(XD)

750 mL

$30.95

2

CORTE MEDICEA ATHOS 2014

IGT Toscana

TASTING NOTE: Sensations: a truly magnificent

wine in all its determining qualitative aspect, hence

archetypal, able to move the sensory receptors in

unusual and imperfectable ways. The first mirage

is its colour: a bluish blackish violet which prevents

any filtering at every luminous ray. The second high-

point of its fluid is viscosity and thickness. The

balance is between smoothness, acidity and tannin,

of spherical harmonious perfection. Finally the sweet

fragrance of so much black, essential, creamy liquor.

A fragrance of sap and unfading blackberry pulp,

a sweetness spiced by the oak of outstanding purity

and calibration. Highest winegrowing and/or

oenological compositional virtues. There is nothing

more pleasurable than to taste the impressive

sensorial reverberations. Congratulations, one of

the best ever red wines. Score:

99

(Luca Maroni,

Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani

, 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

475996

(D)

750 mL

$28.95

2

LAMOLE DI LAMOLE RISERVA

CHIANTI CLASSICO 2012

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: Fresh, bright and fruity with

chocolate, berry and hints of cream. Medium body,

silky tannins and a crisp finish. Shows depth and

interest. Drink or hold. Score:

93

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, Aug. 21, 2016)

Full-bodied & Smooth

280651

(XD)

750 mL

$28.95

2

ITALY

– REDWINE

CONT’D

PUGLIA

FATALONE PRIMITIVO

RISERVA 2012

DOC Gioia del Colle

TASTING NOTE: Complex notes of licorice, cinnamon,

toast, strawberry, dark fruit and allspice. Smooth,

round and chewy, this is big and robust in the mouth.

Dense and concentrated with nice replays and some

heat on the palate. This will be great with rosemary-

rubbed ribs or a thick meaty stew. (Vintages panel,

Sept. 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

535302

(XD)

750 mL

$24.95

2

4

Organic product

SICILY

ORESTIADI LUDOVICO 2009

IGT Rosso Sicilia

TASTING NOTE: Hints of eucalyptus and dried mint

accent the black currant, licorice string and tarry

mineral notes in this sleek red, with supple tannins.

Medium- to full-bodied and bright, this offers a grippy

finish of peppercorn and bay leaf. Nero d’Avola

and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2024.

Score:

90

(Alison Napjus,

winespectator.com

,

Dec. 15, 2016)

Full-bodied & Firm

388645

(D)

750 mL

$19.95

2

TUSCANY

CARPINETO BRUNELLO DI

MONTALCINO 2012

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: Fruity plum aromas mingle with

dark spice, chopped herb and violet notes on the

nose of this full-bodied red. On the palate, fleshy

black cherry, clove and anise flavors are set against

chewy tannins and fresh acidity. It’s already approach-

able but will also offer years of enjoyment. Drink

2018-2023. Score:

91

(Kerin O’Keefe,

Wine

Enthusiast

, April 1, 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

515486

(XD)

750 mL

$65.95

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