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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Robert Parker (RP) and taken from his website www.erobertparker.com,  Antonio Galloni (AG) is taken from www.vinousmedia.com, and Wine Spectator (WS) is taken from www.winespectator.com
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    RED Wine      
    ANTINORI, MARCHESI
Marchesi Antinori makes very elegant and nuanced wines - especially the Tignanello which is one of the most distinctive and recognisable of Italian wines. 
   
 
15
75cl
GUADO al TASSO
Marchesi Antinori

Antonio Galloni -
Even at this very early stage, the 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso is magnificent. Fresh and perfumed in the glass, with striking purity of fruit and exceptional balance, the 2015 is arrestingly beautiful from the very first taste. Bright red cherry and raspberry jam are pushed forward. I am struck by the wine's translucent color and overall level of finesse. Wow!
2015 84.00 AG96
2020-35
    BREZZA, GIACOME
Brezza remains one of the most under the radar growers in Barolo. His Barolos remain medium bodies, with a classic sense of austerity.

These wines are especially recommended for those of you who love traditionally made Barolo!

   
 
4
75cl
BAROLO CANNUBI
G. Brezza

Antonio Galloni -
The 2010 Barolo Cannubi wraps around the palate with gorgeous depth and the pure silkiness that makes this vineyard in the town of Barolo so special. Crushed flowers, mint, sweet tobacco and dried cherries meld together in a supple, soft Barolo that should enjoy a long and broad drinking window. With time in the glass, the wine's structure becomes more apparent, showing what makes the best Cannubi Barolos so appealing; the combination of structure and elegance.
2010 42.00 AG94
2015-30
52
75cl
BAROLO CASTELLERO
G. Brezza

Antonio Galloni -
Brezza's 2010 Barolo Castellero offers up a super-classic profile of dried rose petal, anise, mint, coffee, sweet herbs and dried cherries. A gracious, mid-weight Barolo, the 2010 stands out for its soft, approachable personality and impeccable sense of balance. Sweet floral and spice notes linger on the soft, feminine finish. This is the most ethereal and fleeting of the 2010s. The Castellero is also a bit less polished and complete than the other Barolos in the range.
2010 44.00 AG92
2015-30
3
75cl
BAROLO SARMASSA
G. Brezza

Antonio Galloni -
Dark cherries, pine, menthol, liquorice, smoke and underbrush all take shape in the 2010 Barolo Sarmassa. The darkest and most imposing of the Brezza Barolos, the Sarmassa is backed up by firm tannins that ensure the wine will drink well for a number of years. This is the most tightly wound of the Brezza 2010s, so it will require a bit of patience. This is a deep and deeply satisfying Barolo from Enzo Brezza. In 2010, Brezza did not produce his top Barolo, Bricco Sarmassa. All the best fruit went into the straight Sarmassa.
2010 55.00 AG95
2020-35
18
75cl
BAROLO SARMASSA
G. Brezza

Antonio Galloni -
Expressive violets, flowers, mint, tobacco and dried cherries emerge from 2009 Barolo Sarmassa. Darker and more powerful than the Cannubi, the Sarmassa fills its broad-shouldered frame beautifully. Sweet herbs, anise and rosemary are some of the nuances that develop on the intriguing, beguiling finish. The 2009 should be cellared for at least a few years to allow the tannins to soften. Sarmassa has more clay than Cannubi, which lends depth and richness to the wine.
2009 44.00 AG92
2014-26
           
    BROVIA
Brovia remains very much an 'well kept secret' for Barolo fans, despite the obvious quality of its wines and great reviews from respected critics, such as Antonio Galloni, who notes:
I can’t say enough good things about the Brovia family and what they have accomplished over the years, but especially over the last decade or so, which has seen them jump into the upper echelon of Barolo producers”.
   
 
7
75cl
BAROLO CA' MIA
Brovia

Antonio Galloni -
The 2007 Barolo Ca’ Mia explodes from the glass with ripe dark fruit, smoke, incense, menthol, spices and tar. There is an exotic quality to the Ca’ Mia that is totally intriguing. Here, too, the richness of the year provides a lovely foil to the firm, underlying structural components that are very much present. The pointed finish gives the wine tons of drive and sheer energy. This is a striking Serralunga Barolo.
2007 54.00 AG95+
2017-32
Reserved
for
Client
75cl
BAROLO ROCCHE di CASTIGLIONE
Brovia

Antonio Galloni -
Brovia's 2010 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione is a classic in the making. An open, expressive Rocche bouquet, firm yet silky tannins and chiseled fruit are the signatures. Veins of brilliant acidity and insistent tannin give the 2010 much of its energy and overall tension. This mid-weight, super-polished Barolo will provide readers with exceptional drinking for many years to come.
2010 94.00 AG96+
2020-40
Reserved
for
Client
75cl
BAROLO GARBLET SUE
Brovia

Antonio Galloni -
The 2007 Barolo Garblet Sue’ is another stunning wine. This vineyard seldom yields wines without firm tannins and slightly angular contours, so the even warmth of the year is especially beneficial here. Smoke, tar, iron, roses and dark red fruit are woven together in a muscular, virile style that is striking. The finish shows fabulous intensity, drive and focus, virtually covering the tannins. It is simply dazzling.
2007 51.00 AG95
2017-32
    COL D'ORCIA
Antonio Galloni -
When all is said and done, Col d'Orcia might have produced not just one of the wines of the 2008 vintage, but possibly two. Proprietor Francesco Marone Cinzano and his team, led by long-time estate manager Edoardo Virano, have done a magnificent job with these wines.
   
 
48
75cl
BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO
Col d'Orcia

Antonio Galloni
- Sweet rich, lush and layered, yet also remarkably light on its feet, the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino dazzles from start to finish. Sweet roses, red berries, flowers, mint and orange peel all take an appearance in this utterly impeccable polished Brunello I imagine the 2008 will still be a special wine at age 30. The aromas are naturally still quite primary, so some cellaring is advisable. The brutal August hailstorm took with it a full 40% of the production, but left behind a strikingly beautiful Brunello endowed with seemingly endless layers of fruit and fabulous overall balance.
2008 37.00 AG94
2016-38
           
    GIACOMO FENOCCHIO
With vineyards in the heart of Barolo production zone, the Fenocchio estate has produced wines for over five generations, following family traditions handed down from father to son.
Before the Second World War the wine was sold principally in local markets, but new energy arrived with Giacomo Fenocchio as he acquired new vineyard holdings in 1964.
   
 
32
75cl
BAROLO
Giacomo Fenocchio
 

Richard Hemming, jancisrobinson.com - Juicy black bramble fruit with a charred beef edge. There's oak scent here too, lending a delicious cinnamon and clove spice. Serious structure with boisterous acidity cutting through the tannin. Smoky on the finish, and beautifully complex.

2011 27.00

RH18/20
2017-35

 

28
75cl
BAROLO BUSSIA
Giacomo Fenocchio

James Suckling -
 Walnut, berry and milk chocolate character on the nose and palate. Full and chewy with round and soft tannins and a savoury finish.
2011 33.00 JS92
2017-26
19
75cl
BAROLO VILLERO
Giacomo Fenocchio

James Suckling -
 A refined and incredibly balanced wine with cedar, berry and milk chocolate character. Full-bodied yet so silky and beautiful. Hard not to drink now.
2011 38.00 JS95
2016-27


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