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44 VINTAGES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

TOMMASI AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2013

DOCG

The holidays are the perfect time for meeting up

with old friends – old friends like this dark, elegant

Amarone. This will be smooth and velvety, with

impressively layered dark fruit, leather, earth, tobacco

and spice. This perennial favourite will be a welcome

addition to your holiday table.

Full-bodied & Smooth

980128

(D)

375 mL

$25.95

2

VILLA GIRARDI BURE ALTO

RIPASSO VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO

SUPERIORE 2015

DOC

TASTING NOTE: Though not without size and power,

this is crafted to reflect a relatively lighter style of

Ripasso. The mouthfeel is silky and smooth, and the

flavours are generous and complex. Touches of

raisinated fruit mix wonderfully with suggestions of

blueberry pie, chocolate, cherry, leather and a dash

of licorice. Superb acidity provides great lift, giving

it that lighter feel. A polished wine that will be great

with roast turkey, risotto or lamb stew, but that has

the substance to evolve. Consider waiting on this for

a year or two more. (Vintages panel, Sept. 2017)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

161844

(D)

750 mL

$18.95

2

VENEZIE

TEDESCHI CAPITEL NICALO 2015

IGT Rosso delle Venezie

TASTING NOTE: This offers good flavour intensity,

complexity and depth for the money, set in [a] mid-

weight, juicy yet smooth frame. Expect lifted sour

cherry, raisin/mincemeat pie, spice and leathery

notes. Lots of energy, and some meaty funk here.

This should drink very well and affordably over

a long family-style Italian meal. Score:

89

(David

Lawrason,

winealign.com

, June 21, 2017)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

984997

(XD)

750 mL

$17.95

2

ITALY

– REDWINE

CONT’D

TUSCANY

VILLA CAFAGGIO

CHIANTI CLASSICO 2013

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: Offers a rounded profile, filled

with cherry, raspberry and spice flavors. This is driven

as much by the vivid acidity as the refined tannins,

ending with elements of fruit, spice and mineral. Drink

now through 2022. Smart Buys. Score:

92

(Bruce

Sanderson,

winespectator.com

, June 30, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

176776

(XD)

750 mL

$21.95

2

VENETO

MASI COSTASERA RISERVA AMARONE

DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2012

DOCG

Amarone delivers a versatility, intensity, poise and

plushness fewwines can match. This one is typically

crafted in a silky-smooth style that offers great depth

of ripe dark fruit with tobacco and coffee notes.

This will be a good option for a dinner of grilled ribs,

but will also provide tremendous pleasure after

dinner, paired with dark chocolates.

Full-bodied & Smooth

324137

(D)

750 mL

$69.95

2

STORIA ANTICA RIPASSO VALPOLICELLA

SUPERIORE 2015

DOC

TASTING NOTE: This wine is always a popular

addition to our shelves. Crafted to preserve fresh-

ness and overall brightness, it has excellent ripe,

sweet dark fruit with touches of chocolate and

pepper spice. Supple and refined. Try with ribs or

beef stew. (Vintages panel, May 2017)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

273672

(XD)

750 mL

$17.95

2