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2011 La Massa Giorgio Primo


2012 La Massa IGT Toscana

Just arrived and a massive 93/100 from Parker. La Massa is right in the heart of Chianti Classico, in an area known as the Conca de Oro or Golden Basin where four south-facing spurs are occupied by four of Chiantis top producers. ""The spirited and opinionated Neapolitan Giampaolo Motta had a falling out with the Chianti Classico Consorzio years ago – hence the small picture of a barbecued Black Rooster on the black of the label. Even though he has some of the best vineyards in Panzano in Chianti, he chooses to bottles his wines as IGT Toscana instead. "the 2012 La Massa wraps clean around the palate, imparting sassy tones of Mexican spice, tobacco and dark berry fruit. The blend is 60% Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Alicante. The wine shows luscious dark concentration with equal billing to both the dark fruity component of the wine and its spicy, oak-driven spice. There’s a firmness to the tannins that should soften with time." 93/100 Parker


2010 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

Maturing ruby with orange tinges. Compact and minerally and firmly closed on the fruit. Same embryonic impression on the palate with supple, ripe fruit and racy acidity on the finish. Bags of ripe, grainy tannins. Amazing length and bite, and really needs age. 17.5/20 - Walter Speller, Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is all about balance. Remarkably seamless for a young Brunello, the 2010 is also quite expressive and open at this stage, which is one of the signatures of the vintage. Bright red stone fruits, wild flowers and cinnamon are all given an extra kick of intensity and focus from the high acidity of the year. This is a terrific showing from Fuligni. 94/100 - Antonio Galloni


2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino

Concentrated ruby with orange tinges. Sweet fruit nose with hints of leather. Gripping tannins that are backed up by ripe fruit and with a good dose of acidity on the finish. 16.5/20 - Walter Speller, Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages Poggio Antico’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a dark, sensual beauty. Black cherries, mocha, smoke, licorice, leather and cloves meld together in a racy, powerful Brunello built on pure texture. The style is rich, racy and super-intense, with silky tannins that support the structured finish. The 2010 spent three years in cask. 90/100 - Antonio Galloni


2007 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto

SOLD AS 3 BOTTLE ORIGINAL WOOD CASE (equivalent to $600/bottle). ‘The estate’s 2007 Masseto is fabulous. Loads of black cherry, blackberry and cassis are intermingled with minerals, violets and French oak. This is an especially sensual Masseto that impresses for its clarity, intensity and length. The wine’s pedigree is impossible to miss, in fact in one of my blind tastings it was immediately identifiable; the class and sheer personality of Masseto came through in spades.’ Antonio Galloni - Wine Advocate May 2010 – 96 Points


2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

Il Poggione’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a remarkably beautiful wine. Rose petal, mint, cinnamon, sweet dark cherries and smoke lift from the glass in a translucent, wiry Brunello built on energy and power. This is an especially lifted, precise and nuanced Brunello from Il Poggione, with more emphasis on length and mid-weight structure rather than overt volume. In many ways, the 2010 comes across as a modern-day version of the 1982 Riserva. Readers who have tasted that wine know just how special that is. For the money, there is not a single better wine being made in Montalcino than Il Poggione’s Brunello. Truth is, it is also better than many far more expensive offerings. There are two Brunellos I would buy confidently in any vintage. This is one of them. 94+/100 - Antonio Galloni The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a striking wine that shows uncompromising varietal pureness, albeit in a most concentrated and elaborate form. This is what great Sangiovese is all about. There’s so much happening on the nose and the wine brings you to cherry, spice, licorice, cured meat, pressed rose and grilled meat in equal measure. No one element overpowers the next. The mouthfeel is also tight and bright with the kind of fruit intensity that promises long cellar aging. This Brunello is only at the beginning of a long road ahead. The longer the wine stays in the glass, the more it offers in terms of complexity and intensity. This is a true standout that can be enjoyed for up to 20 years ahead. 98/100 - Monica Larner


2010 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino

Compact, fragrant and a little earthy and wonderfully structured fruit on the palate. Still very tight and backward and with gutsy tannins. Firm, powerful and totally convincing. 17+/20 - Walter Speller, Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages Costanti’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is stunning. Dark, powerful and mysterious in the glass, the 2010 captivates all the senses with its breathtaking beauty and layered, multi-dimensional personality. Lavender, violets, savory herbs, smoke, plums and graphite flow through to the rich, explosive finish. There is a prism-like sense of transparency allied to pure power in the 2010 that is impossible miss. Readers who can find the 2010 should not hesitate; it is a must-have. While many 2010s are approachable today, the Costanti’s 2010 is not; it is a wine for the cellar. 97/100 - Antonio Galloni


2010 Le Pupille Saffredi

"The 2010 Saffredi (Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) delivers gorgeous intensity and broad aromas of black berry, leather, crushed granite and lingering smoke. It’s a masterpiece on all happy fronts. The textural elegance is superb. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025." 96/100 Parker


Il Poggione Grappa

Top quality but very well priced Grappa


2010 Buon Tempo Brunello di Montalciano Alta

"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Alta sees 24 months of tonneaux, with 50% new wood. That added oak component gives the wine a dark, brooding personality and thicker concentration. Ultimately the bouquet is cleaner in the Alta expression and the dried fruit tones of dark berry and cassis have more resonance. Spicy notes of Spanish cedar and cinnamon fill in the rear." 92/100 - Monica Larner


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