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44 VINTAGES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

ITALY

– REDWINE

ABRUZZO

VALLE REALE MONTEPULCIANO

D’ABRUZZO 2007

DOC

Antonio Galloni awarded this wine

91

points in his

Aug. 30, 2010, review. (

robertparker.com

)

TASTING NOTE: There’s an intricate patchwork of

flavours in this succulent, medium full-bodied red

from central Italy. Taste cherry, then tobacco, then

violet and plum with a thread of fine-grained tannins

holding it all together. Then marvel at the attractive

price-quality ratio. Serve it with medium-rare steak

or lamb chops. Score:

90

(Beppi Crosariol,

theglobe

andmail.com

, May 3, 2011)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

216408

(XD)

750 mL

$21.95

2

PIEDMONT

ANDREA OBERTO ALBARELLA

BAROLO 2012

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: Dark cherry, plum, smoke, licorice,

menthol and sage meld together in the 2012 Barolo

Albarella. This is an especially virile, dense Barolo for

the year, with considerable mid-palate richness and

quite a bit of near to medium-term appeal. Drinking

window: 2019-2027. Score:

93

(Antonio Galloni,

vinous.com

, March 2016)

Full-bodied & Firm

527374

(XD)

750 mL

$62.95

3

CA’ ROMÉ ROMANO MARENGO

CERRETTA BAROLO 2011

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: A Barolo with beautiful berry,

cappuccino and terra cotta character. Full body,

round and velvety. Long finish. Better in 2018.

Score:

97

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

,

Oct. 19, 2015)

Full-bodied & Firm

000455

(XD)

750 mL

$71.95

2

ITALY

–WHITEWINE

CONT’D

SICILY

FAZIO AEGADES GRILLO 2015

DOC Erice

TASTING NOTE: This is a classy value wine from

the Erice area of southwestern Sicily. The 2015

Erice Grillo Aegades exhibits a brilliant and luminous

appearance. The bouquet is pristine and well defined

with tropical tones, citrus, passion fruit and peach.

The fruit is crisp and well delineated. The mouthfeel

follows suit thanks to the fresh acidity. This is a

very nice vinous creation. Drink Date: 2016-2018.

Score:

90+

(Monica Larner,

robertparker.com

,

Aug. 30, 2016)

Light & Crisp

388637

(XD)

750 mL

$17.95

1

UMBRIA

ANTINORI CASTELLO DELLA SALA

CERVARO DELLA SALA 2015

IGT Umbria

TASTING NOTE: Intense aromas of crushed lime and

lemon as well as mineral and flint follow through to

a medium body, ultra-precise acid and fruit balance.

Long and linear finish. Just a hint of vanilla and

cream. Give it a year or two to develop in the bottle

but already a beauty. Score:

95

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, Feb. 8, 2017)

Full-bodied & Rich

512376

(XD)

750 mL

$59.95

2

CASTELLO DELLA SALA BRAMÌTO

CHARDONNAY 2016

IGT Umbria

(Marchesi Antinori)

TASTING NOTE: Hints of spice and lime blossom

accent rich notes of melon and dried peach in this

bright, medium-bodied Chardonnay, underscored by

a tang of minerality that lingers on the mouthwatering

finish. Drink now through 2022. Score:

90

(Alison

Napjus,

winespectator.com

, June 15, 2017)

Light & Crisp

176792

(XD)

750 mL

$24.95

2