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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

OCTOBER 2017

29 VINTAGES

FULIGNI RISERVA BRUNELLO DI

MONTALCINO 2010

DOCG

TaSTING NOTE:

The 2010 Brunello di

Montalcino Riserva is a wine that shows

immense harmony and inner poise. The

powerful vintage is elegantly tempered in

this expression thanks to the flowing and

musical nature of the aromatic presentation.

The bouquet opens to a steady pace

with small berry nuances followed by spice,

tobacco, pressed rose and moist earth.

Dig deep and there is a bit of white truffle

in there as well. The wine boasts a silky

texture with a lean, tonic feel that excels

in terms of length and persistence. It never

feels too heavy or flat. In fact, the wine

is brimming with inner energy and vitality.

Drink Date: 2017-2030. Score:

96

(Monica Larner,

robertparker.com

, March 3,

2016)

294090 (XD) 750 mL $248.00

LAZZERETTI RISERVA

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010

DOCG

TaSTING NOTE:

Gorgeous aromas

of dried mushrooms, blackberries,

mahogany, dried herbs and flowers. Full

body, firm tannins and beautiful. Very

complex and intense. Wonderful finish.

Better in 2017. Score:

95

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, Sept. 30, 2015)

241299 (XD) 750 mL $100.00

LA FIORITA RISERVA

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2006

DOCG

TaSTING NOTE:

This red boasts sweet,

ripe cherry, raspberry and plum flavors,

with tar, spice and licorice in supporting

roles. Vibrant, harmonious and expressive

through the lingering aftertaste. Best

from 2015 through 2035. Score:

95

(Bruce Sanderson,

winespectator.com

,

July 31, 2012)

372557 (XD) 750 mL $130.00

MONTEVERTINE LE PERGOLE

TORTE 2014

IGT Toscana

TaSTING NOTE:

Planted in 1968, we

are now coming up on the 50th birthday

of the oldest vines that produce this

venerated wine. The vineyard is located

on the top of a perfectly round hill and

with various replanting efforts over the

years, the average age of the vines is

30 years old. This means they are in their

prime. The 2014 Le Pergole Torte is a

first selection of the property’s best

clusters and of course fruit selection was

extremely stringent in this challenging

vintage. In fact, 26,000 bottles were

produced. This may not be the best vintage

of Le Pergole Torte ever made, however

it remains a wine of impressive ambition

and personality. you only really test the

ability of a winemaker in the off-vintages.

This is an elegantly etched red wine that

opens to a dark ruby color and intense

aromas of bright cherry, violets and balsam

herb. at this young age, the wine has a

very distinctively perfumed quality that

resembles spring flowers or tropical fruit.

I feel certain that these aromas will fade

as the wine takes on more volume and

aging evolution. Give it a few more years

of cellar aging. Drink Date: 2019-2030.

Score:

92-94

(Monica Larner,

robert

parker.com

, april 28, 2017)

316604 (XD) 750 mL $166.00

TENUTADI TRINORO LE CUPOLE 2014

IGT Rosso Toscana

(Vini Franchetti)

TaSTING NOTE:

alluring scents of ripe

cherry, mulberry and fresh herbs comple-

ment concentrated flavors of cherry and

sweet spice in this red. Offers a backbone

of mouthcoating tannins and remains

integrated as the finish lingers. Merlot,

Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Best from 2018 through 2027. 4,600

cases made. Top 100: 2016, Rank: 29.

Smart Buys. Score:

93

(Bruce Sanderson,

winespectator.com

, Oct. 31, 2016)

525683 (XD) 750 mL $55.00

CASTELLO DI AMA L’APPARITA 2013

IGT Toscana

TaSTING NOTE:

The highlight in this

range, the 2013 L’apparita is a real

stunner. Deep, explosive and beautifully

layered in the glass, the 2013 possesses

stunning nuance. This is an especially

restrained apparita built more on finesse

than power. The translucence and total

sense of elegance here are both truly

remarkable. In short, this is a memorable

edition for one of Tuscany’s very finest

wines. Layers of rich, dark fruit, spice,

leather and smoke infuse the creamy,

voluptuous finish. The oak needs to settle

down. Drinking window: 2020-2033.

Score:

98

(antonio Galloni,

vinous.com

,

July 2016)

39776 (XD) 750 mL $244.00

LE MACCHIOLE PALEO 2013

IGT Toscana

TaSTING NOTE:

Paleo is a pure

expression of Cabernet Franc first made

in 2001. The 2013 Paleo shows a soft

and feminine side with rose petal, lavender,

wet earth, rosemary and dark fruit. These

are beautiful but unexpected qualities.

The wine is ever so reflective of the grape

variety, but it also does a great job of

incorporating Tuscan ideals, with sunshine,

grace and generosity among them. as

you dig deeper, Paleo reveals more surpris-

ing layers. The finish is soft and slightly

sweet. Paleo reveals something new each

time you go back to the glass to take a

new sip. This wine promises a long aging

future. Drink Date: 2017-2037. Score:

97

(Monica Larner,

robertparker.com

,

Oct. 28, 2016)

945667 (XD) 750 mL $120.00

PETRA 2013

IGT Toscana

TaSTING NOTE:

This is harmonious

and supple in texture, setting the backdrop

for black currant, coffee, cedar, tobacco

and stony flavors. almost seamless, with

refined tannins and a youthful character.

The long aftertaste echoes fruit, herbal

and mineral elements. Cabernet Sauvignon

and Merlot. Drink now through 2028.

1,400 cases made. Score:

94

(Bruce

Sanderson,

winespectator.com

, March 31,

2017)

524918 (XD) 750 mL $75.00