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15 VINTAGES

BATASIOLO BOFANI BAROLO 2010

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: Structured but elegant,

this opens with a classic Nebbiolo

bouquet of crushed flowers, perfumed

berries, leather, spice and balsamic. The

ethereal palate weaves together juicy

red cherry, mint, cinnamon, clove and

alpine herbs all supported by silky,

smooth tannins. It’s already tempting,

but hold for additional complexity. Drink:

2018-2038. Score:

94

(Kerin O’Keefe,

Wine Enthusiast

, Oct. 1, 2014)

349506 (XD) 750 mL $86.00

DAMILANO 1752 RISERVA

CANNUBI BAROLO 2008

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: Tasted from magnum,

the 2008 Barolo Riserva Cannubi 1752

offers budding tertiary notes that add a

delicate veil of complexity and finesse

to the bouquet. The Damilano family has

owned vineyards in Cannubi since 1935

and they created this special anniversary

wine to celebrate the first historic single-

vineyard production of Cannubi that

can be traced back to the year 1752.

Only 6,600 bottles were produced (sold

in cases of six 750-milliliter bottles or

magnums), and the 2008 vintage is the

first edition produced. The wine is silky

and long with lingering tones of smoke,

licorice, tar and pressed fruit.The tannins

are silky, but there is a spot of cherry

sweetness on the finish that indicates a

slow, future-aging evolution ahead. Drink:

2018-2035. Score:

95

(Monica Larner,

robertparker.com

, June 29, 2016)

526459 (XD) 750 mL $253.00

ITALY

– TUSCANY

RED WINE

LE MACCHIOLE SCRIO 2013

IGT Toscana

TASTING NOTE: Wow. This is the best

syrah in Tuscany this year with incredible

depth and beauty. The texture is so plush

yet polished and caressing. Full body.

The finish of chocolate, hazelnuts,

smoked meat and fruit lasts for minutes.

Drink or hold. Pure syrah. Score:

98

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

,

Nov. 9, 2016)

945352 (XD) 750 mL $198.00

FULIGNI BRUNELLO DI

MONTALCINO 2012

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: Forest floor, aromatic

herb, dark spice and eucalyptus aromas

come together with a floral twist. Bright

and elegant, the palate shows succulent

wild cherry, white pepper, star anise and

chopped mint flavors. With its taut, fine-

grained tannins and firm acidity, it needs

time to unwind and fully develop. Drink:

2022-2032. Cellar Selection. Score:

95

(Kerin O’Keefe,

Wine Enthusiast

, April 1,

2017)

245225 (XD) 750 mL $92.00

POGGIO AL TESORO DEDICATO

A WALTER 2011

DOC Bolgheri Superiore

TASTING NOTE: Lots of fresh tobacco

and nutmeg character with some orange

peel and berry character. Full body,

velvety tannins and a long and flavorful

finish. It is a 100% cabernet franc

wine. Better in 2019. Score:

95

(James

Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, July 19,

2016)

109553 (XD) 750 mL $85.00

TIGNANELLO 2014

IGT Toscana

(Marchesi Antinori)

TASTING NOTE: Tignanello has this

amazing ability of always being, well,

Tignanello. Its very DNA makes it among

the most distinctive and recognizable

wines in the world. I’m happy to report

that this is also the case for the 2014

Tignanello that faced very different

growing conditions compared to most.

The wine is beautiful and balanced

with sweet tannins and a supporting

oak texture that is neatly folded at the

back. The wine is all about measure and

proportion, and it aspires to these goals

with an impressive sense of natural

harmony. This is not an overtly powerful

or muscular expression. Instead, it

shows a tasty, almost savory form of

elegance. This vintage was made with

75% Sangiovese, which means that the

Cabernet presence is a tad bigger than

normal. Ultimately, this wine is more

finessed and delicate, and I appreciate

the careful tannic management on display

here. Drink: 2018-2028. Score:

93

(Monica Larner,

robertparker.com

,

April 28, 2017)

534511 (XD) 375 mL $66.00

403527 (XD) 1500 mL $264.00

403535 (XD) 3000 mL $550.00

THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

NOVEMBER 2017