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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

NOVEMBER 2017

17 VINTAGES

SAN FELICE POGGIO ROSSO

RISERVA CHIANTI CLASSICO 2011

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: The estate’s 2011

Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio Rosso

is quite a bit darker and richer than most

years. Black cherry, plum, spice, pine

and menthol note flesh out in the glass. A

wine of substance and textural richness,

the 2011 is a great example of the broad,

ample wines made in this vintage. It will

be interesting to see if the 2011 finds more

focus with time in bottle, as the 2010

did. Drinking window: 2014-2021.

Score:

91+

(Antonio Galloni,

vinous.com

,

Sept. 2014)

902809 (XD) 750 mL $69.00

SASSO DI SOLE BRUNELLO

DI MONTALCINO 2010

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: A red with dried berry

and cherry character. Lots of spices

from nutmeg to cloves. Full body,

velvety tannins and a savory finish. Drink

or hold. Score:

93

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, Jan. 20, 2015)

515734 (XD) 750 mL $54.00

TENUTA DI ARCENO ARCANUM

2009

IGT Toscana

TASTING NOTE: Dense and powerful,

this red layers ripe black currant, cherry,

chocolate, prune and spice flavors over

firm, assertive tannins. This is starting

to hit its stride, but needs food to match

the tannins. Cabernet Franc, Merlot and

Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through

2018. Score:

94

(Bruce Sanderson,

winespectator.com

, March 31, 2015)

402248 (D)

750 mL $129.00

TENUTA DI TRINORO 2009

IGT Toscana

TASTING NOTE: If you ask Andrea

Franchetti to name his two favorite

vintages of the past, they are 2001 and

2009. The 2009 Tenuta di Trinoro is

indeed an outstanding blend of 40%

Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 26%

Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot.

The wine is showing beautifully right

now and promises more excellence to

carry it forward over the years. At the

moment, it is seamless and infinite with a

superior sense of balance and dark fruit

integrity. It speaks in a loud, clear and

articulate voice. The wine’s appearance

shows a dark, impenetrable color that

underlines the ideal growing conditions

of the vintage and the slow fruit-ripening.

The aromas are stunning and perfectly

balanced, showing both elegance and

power. The tannins deliver dimension

and a firmly unyielding quality that bodes

very well for the future evolution of

this stunning wine. Drink: 2015-2030.

Score:

99

(Monica Larner,

robert

parker.com

, Dec. 30, 2015)

343707 (XD) 750 mL $400.00

CASANOVA DI NERI CERRETALTO

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2008

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: This is truly impressive

for the vintage. Few remember 2008

but this has so much violet, stone and

berry aromas. Slate too. Full-bodied, firm

and silky. Perfect now. Score:

96

(James

Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, Nov. 17,

2015)

85258 (XD) 750 mL $360.00

ITALY

– UMBRIA

RED WINE

LUNGAROTTI RUBESCO

MONTICCHIO TORGIANO ROSSO

RISERVA 2010

DOCG

TASTING NOTE: An elegant and beautiful

wine with such precision and balance.

Full-bodied, super silky and incredibly

refined. This is one of the best wines of

Umbria. Drink or hold. Score:

95

(James

Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, Nov. 9,

2016)

51771 (XD) 750 mL $47.00

ITALY

– VENETO

RED WINE

SPERI VIGNETO MONTE

SANT’URBANO AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2004

DOC

TASTING NOTE: There’s a ripe, full quality

to this richly concentrated Amarone that

fuels power and momentum on the palate.

You’ll get black pepper, chewy cherry

and an earthy touch of red beets. The

wine is soft and yielding with tender, easy

tannins. Score:

91

(Monica Larner,

Wine Enthusiast

, Dec. 1, 2008)

353763 (D)

750 mL $165.00