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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

VINTAGES

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UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

PETRA POTENTI

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013

IGT Toscana

TASTING NOTE: Pure black currant and cherry

flavors take hold of this red, accented by herb and

spice notes. Vibrant and harmonious, with a lingering

aftertaste of fruit, herbs and mineral. Cabernet

Sauvignon. Drink now through 2024. Score:

93

(Bruce

Sanderson,

winespectator.com

, March 31, 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

515163

(XD)

750 mL

$44.95

2

POGGIOTONDO

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2012

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: Attractive aromas of balsamic

vinegar, berries and flowers. Full-bodied and soft-

textured Brunello, yet one that’s also tangy and

fresh. Lots going on. Drink or hold. Score:

92

(James

Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, Nov. 30, 2016)

Full-bodied & Smooth

276576

(XD)

750 mL

$41.95

2

4

Organic product

SAN FELICE CHIANTI CLASSICO 2015

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: This is primarily Sangiovese (80%)

with equal measures of Colorino and Pugnitello.

Expressive and characterful with cherry, tobacco,

tomato leaf, spice and rich dark fruit. This is a

textured and classically styled wine from a popular

producer, and quite a flexible performer at the

dinner table. Try with roast turkey, or with a lamb

stew. (Vintages panel, June 2017)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

282996

(XD)

750 mL

$19.95

1

LA COLOMBINA BRUNELLO DI

MONTALCINO 2012

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: This red combines power and

elegance, with bright acidity and dense tannins. Cherry

and plum fruit are accented by leather, tobacco and

mineral as this glides to a lingering conclusion. Shows

fine balance, with a tealike finish. Best from 2020

through 2035. Score:

94

(Bruce Sanderson,

wine

spectator.com

, June 15, 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

445650

(XD)

750 mL

$69.95

3

LA VITE LUCENTE 2015

IGT Toscana

(Luce della Vite)

A Merlot-dominated blend with Sangiovese and

Cabernet Sauvignon, this is the second wine to the

iconic Luce, and a great favourite of Vintages

customers. Always a silky and powerful wine that is

a paradigm of craftsmanship. What’s not to love?

Full-bodied & Firm

747030

(XD)

750 mL

$34.95

2

LUIGI D’ALESSANDRO IL BOSCO

SYRAH CORTONA 2012

DOC

TASTINGNOTE: The 2012 Syrah Il Bosco is gorgeous.

A blast of dark cherry and plum hits the palate first.

Scents of tobacco, licorice, smoke and leather add

shades of aromatic nuance with air. But above all else,

the 2012 is a wine of pure, voluptuous fruit. Today, the

2012 is naturally quite primary. Readers who enjoy

wineswith a bit more aromatic nuancewill want to cellar

the 2012 for at least a fewyears. This is an impressive

showing. Drinking window: 2017-2024. Score:

93

(Antonio Galloni,

vinous.com

, Oct. 2016)

Full-bodied & Firm

181727

(XD)

750 mL

$61.95

2