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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

VINTAGES

55

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

MARCHESE ANTINORI TENUTA

TIGNANELLO RISERVA CHIANTI

CLASSICO 2014

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: A riper style of Chianti Classico with

lots of berry and coffee aromas that follow through

to a full body, chewy tannins and a savory finish. Out-

standing for the vintage. Score:

91

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, Feb. 8, 2017)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

512384

(XD) 750 mL

$42.95

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ORNELLAIA 2014

DOC Bolgheri Superiore

Monica Larner awarded this wine a rating of

94

points and suggested a drinking window extending

from 2017 through 2035. (

robertparker.com

,

April 28, 2017)

TASTING NOTE: Very floral and fresh with dark berry,

lemon rind and hints of cloves and spice. Medium to

full body, firm and silky tannins and a pretty finish of

fruit, smoke, toasted oak and more spice. Better in

2019. Outstanding for the vintage. Score:

95

(James

Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, April 3, 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

722470

(XD) 750 mL

$199.95

2

RICASOLI BROLIO

CHIANTI CLASSICO 2015

DOCG

Crafted from a blend of primarily Sangiovese with

Merlot and Cabernet in support, this wine can be

expected to deliver great concentration of fruit and

spice framed by firm, youthful tannins. This is

typically crafted with an eye toward a more modern

expression, but it will still shine with the classic

pairing of steak Florentine.

Medium-bodied & Fruity

003962

(XD) 750 mL

$23.95

2

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SICILY

FEUDO MONTONI LAGNUSA

NERO D’AVOLA 2014

DOC Sicilia

TASTING NOTE: Here is a fabulous value wine from a

great vintage ... a rich and penetrating wine with a full

load of primary fruit. The wine flaunts its youth and

its freshness with vibrant notes of blackberry, plum,

black currant, simple spice and toasted almond.

What I love about this gorgeous Nero d’Avola is that

it delivers varietal intensity and purity. It is never

weighed down by those burnt pistachio aromas you

sometimes get with the grape from less fortunate

sites. Instead, this property with clay limestone soils

on a high plain near the center of the island offers

uniform growing conditions for consistent and very

fruit-forward wines. Named after the Sicilian word for

lazy (“lagnusa”) because of its low yields, the Lagnusa

cru is a vineyard to watch in the future. Drink date:

2016-2022. Score:

91+

(Monica Larner,

robert

parker.com

, Aug. 30, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

523738

(XD) 750 mL

$22.95

2

TUSCANY

ANTINORI GUADO AL TASSO 2014

DOC Bolgheri Superiore

TASTING NOTE: The aromas of crushed berry, rose

and violet are very attractive. Medium to full body, firm

and silky tannins and a savory finish. Delicate finish.

Drink now or hold. Score:

93

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, Feb. 8, 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

986380

(XD) 750 mL

$109.95

2

CASTELLO DI AMA SAN LORENZO GRAN

SELEZIONE CHIANTI CLASSICO 2013

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: Tight and super silkywith a gorgeous

density and precision that gives great polish to the

tannins. Makes them almost dusty. Lots of subtle dark

berry, mineral and spice. Drink or hold. Score:

95

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, Aug. 21, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

418897

(XD) 750 mL

$50.95

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