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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

OCTOBER 2017

28 VINTAGES

ITALY

– PIEDMONT

RED WINE

RAVERA BAROLO 2012

DOCG

TaSTING NOTE:

The 2012 Barolo

Ravera is another gorgeous wine from

Cogno. an exotic melange of orange peel,

cinnamon, spices, licorice and dried rose

petal lifts from the glass as this sublime,

nuanced Barolo gradually opens up.

Deceptively medium in body, the 2012

Ravera captures the pedigree of this great

Barolo site. The Ravera emerges from

70 year-old vines, 60% Lampia and 40%

Michet in terms of clonal composition.

With time, the Ravera gains weight, power

and intensity, all with streaks of supporting

tannin that give the wine its sense of

proportion. Drinking window: 2022-2043.

Score:

94

(antonio Galloni,

vinous.com

,

Nov. 2015)

216341 (XD) 750 mL $72.00

NADA GIUSEPPE CASOT RISERVA

BARBARESCO 2011

DOCG

TaSTING NOTE:

Iris, violet, steeped

cherry, camphor and underbrush aromas

come together in the glass. The chewy,

succulent palate offers red cherry, rasp-

berry, aromatic herb and star anise while

firm but refined tannins provide backbone

and a velvety mouthfeel. It boasts balance,

freshness and body. Drink 2018 through

2025. Editors’ Choice. Score:

94

(Kerin

O’Keefe,

Wine Enthusiast

, Oct. 2016)

517086 (XD) 750 mL $44.00

GIOVANNI ROSSO SERRALUNGA

D’ALBA BAROLO 2012

DOCG

TaSTING NOTE:

an enticing mix of white

pepper, strawberry, raspberry and floral

aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of

this racy red. Intense and focused, picking

up a steely, minerally element on the long

finish. Best from 2019 through 2025.

120 cases imported. Score:

93

(Bruce

Sanderson,

winespectator.com

, Dec. 31,

2016)

454884 (XD) 750 mL $59.00

GIACOMO BORGOGNO & FIGLI

RISERVA BAROLO 2006

DOCG

TaSTING NOTE:

aromas of sausages,

ripe fruit and flowers turn to mushrooms

and truffles. Full body, with velvety tannins

and a decadent finish. awine that changes

continually in the glass. This is delicious

and exciting now. Late release of this wine.

Why wait to open and drink this? Score:

95

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

,

July 7, 2013)

718361 (XD) 750 mL $110.00

ITALY

– TuSCaNy

RED WINE

LA RASINA BRUNELLO DI

MONTALCINO 2012

DOCG

TaSTING NOTE:

awonderfully precise

and clear red with cherry, plum and

floral character. Hints of lemons. Full body

and firm and velvety tannins. Long and

tannic. yet this still shows polish. Better

in 2020. Score:

96

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, Nov. 30, 2016)

402099 (XD) 750 mL $75.00

SERGIO ZINGARELLI GRAN

SELEZIONE CHIANTI CLASSICO

2012

DOCG

(Rocca delle Macìe)

TaSTING NOTE:

a firm and silky red

with blueberry, blackberry and cherry

aromas and flavors. Medium body, firm

tannins. Hazelnut and chocolate under-

tones. Very structured and linear. Drink

now or hold. Score:

94

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, aug. 21, 2016)

419820 (XD) 750 mL $100.00

ANTINORI PIAN DELLE VIGNE

VIGNAFERROVIA RISERVA

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010

DOCG

TaSTING NOTE:

Here’s a wine that

opens to a beautifully dark and bold

appearance. The 2010 Brunello di

Montalcino Riserva Pian delle Vigne

Vignaferrovia sees fruit sourced from a

slightly higher altitude compared to

the Brunello annata. as a result, you get

more definition and sharpness here.

This Brunello shows a great level of depth

and structure with soft lines, a rich texture

and general opulence. The wine is aged

in small barrel and sees a second phase

of aging in larger oak casks. Drink Date:

2017-2030. Score:

93

(Monica Larner,

robertparker.com

, March 3, 2016)

206227 (XD) 750 mL $149.00