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Regular price: $89.50
See product page: Poderi Aldo Conterno Bussiador Chardonnay Langhe 2015
Langhe DOC/DOP
Chardonnay
White wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13685408
  • Drink now or keep 8 years following the vintage.

“The 2015 Langhe Chardonnay Bussiador is a lavish and exuberant white wine that is bursting with sun-ripened aromas of exotic fruit, peach, pineapple and a distant touch of cinnamon. Acidity is never a problem with Chardonnay grown in this part of Northern Italy, even in a hot vintage such as this. In fact, the wine offers lasting freshness. Malolactic fermentations also finish without issues. Some 8,500 bottles were produced. I tasted this wine on the warm side (at room temperature), and despite this fact, the mineral definition and clarity of the wine was impressive. The finish is silky, smooth and soft.”

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Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2022


WA 92+


(150 bt)

2
Regular price: $278.75
See product page: Azienda Agricola Falletto Asili Barbaresco 2015
Barbaresco DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13755496

“In 2013, the father and daughter winemaking team of Bruno and Bruna Giacosa decided not to produce their Barbaresco Asili. They made a Rabajà expression instead. Asili was vinified separately again in 2014 and more recently to create the impressive 2015 Barbaresco Asili. This wine was bottled one year ago in July and has been on the market since February. This expression offers accessible and generous fruit tones, with blackcurrant and dark plum. The wine delivers big inner power with evident tannic firmness and a point of astringency on the finish. All it needs is more time in the bottle.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2030


WA 94, WS 95, JS 95


(120 bt)

3
Regular price: $278.75
See product page: Azienda Agricola Falletto Barbaresco Rabajà 2014
Barbaresco DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13755306

“This is the second year in which this wine was made with estate fruit (opposed to purchased fruit). Bruna Giacosa calls the 2014 Barbaresco Rabajà her “little miracle wine.” The Rabajà cru is very close to Asili, but indeed, the two corresponding wines are extremely different in character. This expression offers black fruit intensity, with sharp and classic lines. Rabajà tends to be closed in its younger years and needs extra aging time before it finds its voice. The mouthfeel is dense, brooding and slightly austere at this point.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2032


WA 95, WS 96, JS 95


(36 bt)

4
Regular price: $655.50
See product page: Gaja Barbaresco 2014
Barbaresco DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
1.5 L
SAQ code: 13787666

“Gaja's 2014 Barbaresco is rich, super-dense, and inviting, with serious underpinnings of structure and the same classicism that made the 2013 so compelling. Dense and powerful in the glass, with explosive energy and tons of tannin, the 2014 is built for extended cellaring. Expressive floral and savoury notes hover out of the glass in this super-expressive Barbaresco. This is one of the most tightly wound, intense versions of Gaja's Barbaresco I can remember tasting. Don't miss it.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2030


WA 94, WS 93, V 96


(12 bt)

5
Regular price: $50.25
See product page: Musso Barbaresco Pora 2015
Barbaresco DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13722838

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2026


(1200 bt)

6
Regular price: $141.00
See product page: Pio Cesare Barbaresco Il Bricco 2014
Barbaresco DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13756851

“The 2014 Barbaresco Il Bricco sees fruit sourced from the Cascina Il Bricco property in the Bricco di Treiso cru of the appellation. Throughout the course of its production, this wine has consistantly shown its distinct personality that is identified by the power and the elegant nature of the fruit. This cooler vintage is streamlined and tight, with a touch of berry astringency that still needs time to relax and soften.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2027


WA 91, WS 93, JS 94


(132 bt)

7
Regular price: $146.50
See product page: Borgogno Cannubi 2012
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13693758

“Borgogno releases its wines one year later than most other producers. The 2012 Barolo Cannubi shows volume and richness, with soft layers that wrap over the palate. The Cannubi cru consists mostly of sand for the first 20 to 30 centimeters of topsoil, with thicker marlstone underground. The Cannubi cru is always the first to reach maturity. This is a delicately contained expression of Nebbiolo that releases its perfumes slowly as the wine evolves in the glass. It's performance is steady and in constant crescendo.”

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Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2028


WA 92, JS 95


(210 bt)

8
Regular price: $190.50
See product page: Borgogno Cesare 1982 / 2003 / 2014
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy
750 ml
SAQ code: 13711346

Aging Potential : Drink now


(60 bt)

9
Regular price: $91.25
See product page: Borgogno Fossati 2012
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13693740

“The 2012 Barolo Fossati is slightly more inward looking and introspective compared to the other cru expressions presented in this vintage. The Fossati vineyard is characterized by sandy soils and the wines made here veer towards extreme elegance and finesse. Indeed, this Barolo walks with light footsteps. The bouquet releases wild berry fruit, white cherry and dry liquorice root. The wine will take on more volume and power as it continues its bottle evolution.”

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Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2028


WA 92, JS 94


(210 bt)

10
Regular price: $139.75
See product page: E. Pira e Figli Cannubi Barolo 2014
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13733641
  • Ready to drink from 2017 to 2027.

“The 2014 Barolo Cannubi from Chiara Boschis is soft, supple and surprisingly expressive given its early stage. Exotic spice and citrus overtones add to the wine's considerable allure. Succulent red cherry, cinnamon, orange peel and rose petal notes all lift from the glass in this gracious, sublime Barolo. This is one of the more accessible 2014s I tasted during my fall trip. Given its mid-weight structure, the 2014 Cannubi may turn out to have a relatively short life, but then again, Nebbiolo often surprises. Today, the wine is exceptionally beautiful.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2030


WA 93, V 93


(78 bt)

11
Regular price: $123.00
See product page: E. Pira e Figli Mosconi Barolo 2014
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13733650

“A wine of power and breadth, the 2014 Barolo Mosconi has all of the textural depth that is typical of this Monforte site. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, liquorice and incense are some of the many notes that fill out the wine's generous frame. It will be interesting to see if the 2014 comes together a bit more fully with time in bottle. Today, it is decidedly virile and a touch monolithic.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2032


WA 92, V 93


(78 bt)

12
Regular price: $103.00
See product page: E. Pira e Figli Via Nuova Barolo 2014
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13733668
  • Ready to drink from 2017 to 2027.

“The 2014 Barolo Via Nuova is a blend of six sites - Liste, Terlo, Ravera di Monforte, Mosconi, Gabutti and Baudana - all of which are bottled as vineyard designates by other growers. There is something about the art of the blend that can be convincing, especially in challenging vintages such as 2014. The Via Nuova is a veritable explosion of aromas, flavours and sensations. Super-ripe red cherry, plum, kirsch, cinnamon and lavender all rush from the glass. Sweet, perfumed and beautifully layered throughout, the 2014 Via Nuova is all finesse.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2030


WA 93+, V 95


(78 bt)

13
Regular price: $938.50
See product page: Fontanafredda Barolo Langhe 1967
Langhe DOC/DOP
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13859316

Aging Potential : Drink now


(12 bt)

14
Regular price: $76.75
See product page: Fontanafredda Vigna La Rosa Barolo 2013
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13826637

“The Vigna la Rosa is located behind the gardens beyond the central cluster of buildings that make up the stunningly beautiful Fontanafredda estate. The 2013 Barolo Vigna la Rosa offers firm structure and elegance, that stylistically speaking pegs the wine closer to the more robust Serralunga d'Alba identity. This wine is aged in a combination of barrique and large oak casks. The bouquet is redolent of dark fruit and spice and there is a distant hint of roasted chestnut on the finish. It offers staying power and strength.”

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Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2028


WA 93


(450 bt)

15
Regular price: $826.00
See product page: Mascarello Monprivato Cà d'Morissio Riserva 2010
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Riserva
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13787674

“The 2010 Barolo Riserva Monprivato Cà d'Morissio is one of the defining wines of this iconic vintage. This important wine was not made in 2009 or 2011. There will be releases in 2012 and 2013. However, the Mascarello family is not yet sure about 2014. If they do release the wine in that vintage, bottle production will be very small. Generally speaking, 4,000 bottles is the normal production target. There is a lot to say here, starting with the bouquet that is precisely defined and layered. You get tones of forest fruit, crushed mineral, wild sage and balsam herb. There are renderings of iodine, anise seed and liquorice as well. What stands out most is the wine's seamless integration. The tannins are firm and dry, with just enough latitude to offer future development. This wine ages in bottle for two and a half years before its commercial release. It should not be touched for at least 5 more years, preferably more.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2040


WA 98


(24 bt)

16
Regular price: $131.50
See product page: Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio Santo Stefano di Perno Barolo 2013
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13713931

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2021


(108 bt)

17
Regular price: $131.50
See product page: Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio Villero Barolo 2013
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13713923

“Of the wines tasted this year from Giuseppe Mascarello, the 2013 Barolo Villero was the most difficult to read because it was the most shut down and closed during my tasting in April. All these wines need to get past the summer season before they start to sing their song. This is a beautifully polished and delicate wine that opens timidly to produce etched aromas of wild berry, rose and crushed mineral. The more time you spend with the wine, the more it yields and the more articulate and complex those aromas become. I started to see this within just ten minutes in front of the glass. This Barolo is compact and tight on the palate with lasting freshness that speaks so truly to the fresh qualities of this classic vintage.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2030


WA 94, WS 95


(108 bt)

18
Regular price: $476.00
See product page: Paolo Scavino Novantesimo Riserva Barolo 2011
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Riserva
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13825298

“The 2011 Barolo Riserva Novantesimo is a proud and exuberant wine that does enormous justice to the vintage and to the mighty Nebbiolo grape. This is remembered as a warm growing season, and this wine is richly layered, generous and beautifully intense as a result. Dark cherry aromas are folded within spice, cured tobacco and leather. The best part is that subtle crunch or snap you get on the palate, thanks to the fresh acidity that is neatly integrated within.”

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Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2030


WA 97, V 96+


(300 bt)

19
Regular price: $2,189.50
See product page: Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Novantesimo 2011
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Riserva
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
3 L
SAQ code: 13825319

“The 2011 Barolo Riserva Novantesimo is a proud and exuberant wine that does enormous justice to the vintage and to the mighty Nebbiolo grape. This is remembered as a warm growing season, and this wine is richly layered, generous and beautifully intense as a result. Dark cherry aromas are folded within spice, cured tobacco and leather. The best part is that subtle crunch or snap you get on the palate, thanks to the fresh acidity that is neatly integrated within.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2034


WA 97, V 96+


(1 bt)

20
Regular price: $260.50
See product page: Pianpolvere Soprano Bussia Barolo 2008
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13809458

“Packaged in an extremely thick and heavy bottle, the 2008 Barolo Riserva Bussia is a densely layered expression of Nebbiolo with broad aromas of black fruit, prune and exotic spice. The grapes are macerated on the skins for 21 days, and the wine is later aged in barrique for 36 months. The oak imprint is indeed strong, and you will recognize tones of clove, cinnamon and smoked cedar wood. You will taste oak-related sweetness as well and tight tannins at the back. The softer and more accessible side of the wine comes from its aged tertiary aromas of liquorice and balsam herb.”

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Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2028


WA 94


(30 bt)

21
Regular price: $141.00
See product page: Pio Cesare Ornato Barolo 2014
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13755470
  • Drink now or keep 10 years following the vintage.

“With robust fruit exclusively sourced from Serralunga d'Alba, the 2014 Barolo Ornato is a bold and loosely knit red wine. Keeping in line with the characteristics of this celebrated vineyard site, the wine offers extra density, softness and texture. The results are plump with ripe fruit, spice and Spanish cedar. The finish is smooth and silky. This vintage of Pio Cesare's single-vineyard Barolo is better consumed in the near and medium term. The wine is aged in botte grande and barrique. Some 10,000 bottles were made.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2030


WA 92, JS 95


(132 bt)

22
Regular price: $791.25
See product page: Poderi Aldo Conterno Granbussia Riserva Bussia 2009
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Riserva
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13685416

“This wine blew me away. The 2009 Barolo Riserva Granbussia is a proud achievement and an expression of rare beauty. This wine will be released this fall, some nine years after the harvest. Only 3,000 bottles were produced. The Granbussia narrative is one of elegance and refinement. The fruit comes from two vineyard parcels in the greater Bussia cru and was co-fermented (instead of being blended after malolactic fermentation). So much fruit was dropped during the summer growing cycle that the harvest came later than usual. This allowed for slow, even ripening and a deeper sense of aromatic complexity that you immediately identify here. The nose is redolent of wet earth and autumnal leaf with white truffle and forest berry. The wine offers extreme Nebbiolo purity with anise seed, tar and liquorice.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2040


WA 97


(48 bt)

23
Regular price: $423.25
See product page: Roberto Voerzio Brunate Barolo 2014
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13745036

“The 2014 Barolo Brunate is a powerhouse wine that is going to require at least a few years to shed some of its formidable tannins. Big and ample on the palate, with striking depth, the 2014 captures all of the virile intensity this site is known for. The black cherry, lavender, menthol, liquorice and dark spice flavours take on shades of gravitas and exoticism in this deep, structured Barolo from Roberto Voerzio.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2032


V 95, JS 96


(24 bt)

24
Regular price: $423.25
See product page: Roberto Voerzio La Serra Barolo 2014
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13745028

“The 2014 La Serra is another knockout wine from Roberto Voerzio. La Serra is a site that tends to produce nervous, slightly angular wines. In 2014, though, Voerzio manages to temper some of that tannic edge. Dark cherry and plum fruit are nicely rendered in this surprisingly silky, unctuous Barolo. Blood orange, spice, menthol and liquorice grow in the glass as the wine's upper register begins to emerge over time. This is a remarkably harmonious young Barolo.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2032


WA 93, V 95, JS 94


(30 bt)

25
Regular price: $1,052.25
See product page: Roberto Voerzio Barolo Riserva Fossati Casa Nere 2004
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Riserva
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13748093

Aging Potential : Drink now


(24 bt)

26
Regular price: $82.25
See product page: Rocche dei Manzoni Barolo 2013
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13809466

“So much dried orange and tangerine aromas here with mushroom and strawberry. Full body, round and chewy with so much fruit. Smoky undertone. Plenty of new wood but it's integrated. Needs three or four years to come together.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2028


WS 92, JS 94


(300 bt)

27
Regular price: $241.25
See product page: Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2014
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13700444

“In many ways, the gorgeous 2014 Barolo Lazzarito is the most surprising wine in its range. Once a stylistic outlier with a considerable French oak influence, today it is much closer to the other Barolos in terms of feel. Deep, dark and intense, with all of the energy of the year very much on display, the Lazzarito is super-expressive and shows a more red-toned profile than is the norm. Kirsch, mint, rose petal and chalk all develop in the glass, while beams of tannin and salinity give the wine shape and persistence. The weight and depth of Serralunga come through on the mid-palate and into the finish. Even so, this is in a decidedly laid-back style for Serralunga. In 2014, I especially like the wine's aromatic presence.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2035


WA 95, V 96, JS 93


(66 bt)

28
Regular price: $260.75
See product page: Vietti Ravera Barolo 2014
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13700436

“Another highlight in this range, the 2014 Barolo Ravera opens with the most exquisite, captivating aromatics imaginable. It will be interesting to see if it develops a bit more mid-palate depth and pliancy. Today, the 2014 is a bit austere, even within the context of the year and this site, where the wines are a bit on the nervous side to start. I have seen Vietti Raveras blossom into spectacular wines and imagine that that will be the case here as well. Readers should not plan on opening a bottle anytime soon.”

www.vinous.com


Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2035


WA 94, V 97, JS 93


(24 bt)

29
Regular price: $161.00
See product page: Gaja Langhe Sito Moresco 2016
Langhe DOC/DOP
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
1.5 L
SAQ code: 13825600
  • Drink now or keep 11 years following the vintage.

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2027


(42 bt)

30
Regular price: $75.50
See product page: Poderi Aldo Conterno Il Favot Langhe 2015
Langhe DOC/DOP
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13692587

“A beautiful wine with a chocolate, lemon and orange character on the nose and palate. Full body, delicious fruit and a long, long finish. This is very serious.”

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Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2024


JS 93


(720 bt)

31
Regular price: $47.75
See product page: Roberto Voerzio Nebbiolo di San Francesco Langhe 2015
Langhe DOC/DOP
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13745010

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2025


(300 bt)

32
Regular price: $59.50
See product page: Casa Vinicola Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d’Alba 2016
Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC/DOP
Nebbiolo
Classico
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13755488
  • Drink now or keep 12 years following the vintage.

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2021


(408 bt)

33
Regular price: $481.75
See product page: Ca' Marcanda Bolgheri Camarcanda 2015
Bolgheri DOC/DOP
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
1.5 L
SAQ code: 13825669

A tightly wound version, with black cherry, blueberry, tobacco and iron flavours etched into a sleek, tensile texture. Balanced on the tannic side, it would pair beautifully with a grilled steak or lamb. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2030


WS 94


(12 bt)

34
Regular price: $190.75
See product page: Ca' Marcanda Bolgheri Magari 2016
Bolgheri DOC/DOP
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
1.5 L
SAQ code: 13825714
  • Drink now or keep 8 years following the vintage.

“The 2016 Magari is a dark, powerful wine. In most vintages, Magari is a wine of Tuscan charm, but powerful tannins give the 2016 a somewhat compact feel. There is plenty of depth to the black fruit, mocha, new leather and spice flavours, but the 2016 is clearly very young. There is not much Bolgheri charm in this early phase. The 2016 is going to need at least a few years in bottle to come together.

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2032


V 92+, JS 93


(24 bt)

35
Regular price: $75.00
See product page: Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2013
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Sangiovese
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13722846

“Canalicchio di Sopra's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is tight and firm at its core, with qualities that bode very well for its aging potential. That compact core is surrounded by many thick layers of dark fruit and spice that are expressive and expansive. Those outer layers give the wine softness and some immediate accessibility, even at this early stage in its life. All summed up, this is a very complete and characteristic Brunello that offers stunning quality for medium or long-term drinking.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2032


WA 96, WS 97, V 96


(432 bt)

36
Regular price: $180.75
See product page: Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Sangiovese
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13722854

“The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a beautifully saturated expression, with gorgeous density and presence. The bouquet is carefully considered in terms of its power and intensity (remember, this was a hot and dry vintage, and ripening was accelerated as a result). It shows lots of varietal character and definition without ever going overboard or feeling too soft or ripe. In fact, this Riserva is surprisingly tonic and firm deep down. It sweeps over the palate with sweet, plush and soft velvety waves of fruity flavours.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2032


WA 95, WS 96, V 94+


(48 bt)

37
Regular price: $153.25
See product page: Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Riserva
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13862241

“Castello Romitorio has cool vineyard sites and is one of the few estates that performs consistently in the warmest years. That's why the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is just so darn good. This estate has tweaked its winemaking style over the years to produce increasingly elegant and streamlined wines. There is finesse here, but you also get bold cherry fruit, moist earth, cured tobacco and grilled herb. The mouthfeel is silky and smooth, with good acidity on the close.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2030


WA 95, WS 95, JS 95


(120 bt)

38
Regular price: $133.25
See product page: Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello-di-Montalcino Riserva 2012
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Sangiovese
Riserva
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13787551

“The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a robust and richly textured wine with dark fruit flavours of prune, blackberry and black currant. Ample spice, tobacco and tar fills in the rear. This wine glides over the palate with smooth and velvety intensity. If a wine could build all of its merits on mouthfeel, this wine would do precisely that. You can drink it in the near term or wait for it to complete its aging evolution.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2028


WA 93, WS 92, V 92+


(132 bt)

39
Regular price: $117.50
See product page: Il Marroneto 2013
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Sangiovese grosso
Classico
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13693766

“Il Marroneto's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine and one that invites you to partake in a long evening of good food and even better company. This is a deeply convivial expression of Sangiovese that offers just a glimmer of much-needed informality and coziness to guarantee comfort. But make no mistake, this Brunello reminds you of its pedigree and precision as well. The bouquet opens to white cherry, fragrant rose blossom and violets. The finish is smooth and pliable, with graceful endnotes of smoke and crushed mineral.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2030


WA 94, WS 91, V 94


(6 bt)

40
Regular price: $274.75
See product page: Il Marroneto Madonna delle Grazie 2013
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Sangiovese grosso
Classico
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13694081

“Sangiovese-whisperer Alessandro Mori has delivered another superstar wine with the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna Delle Grazie. The bouquet is detailed and fine with bright accents of fragrant red rose, red currant, cola, liquorice, grilled herb and crushed white peppercorn. The bouquet is loose, light and buoyant, with a smooth and natural progression of building aromas. The mouthfeel, however, is direct, important and determined. It's that playful juxtaposition between the wine's soft side and its stern side that makes this such an interesting and sensational wine to drink.”

www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2032


WA 97, WS 93


(36 bt)

41
Regular price: $194.25
See product page: Livio Sassetti Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Sangiovese grosso
Riserva
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13827517

“Showing a dark colour and appearance, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a beautiful wine. The 2012 vintage delivers some great surprises, like the ones you get here. The wine is dark and powerful with full-throttle aromas of black cherry and blackberry. Spice, leather and balsam herb appear at the back. It sports firm tannins and a robust structure that will carry it forward over its aging years.”

www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2030


WA 94, V 92+


(540 bt)

42
Regular price: $224.25
See product page: Pieve Restituta Gaja Rennina 2013
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Sangiovese
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13826354
  • Drink now or keep 15 years following the vintage.

“The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is a dark, plush and succulent red wine with seamless overall integration. Angelo Gaja makes his wines with broad brush strokes that form shapes of perfect harmony and grandeur. He seems less interested in the minutiae; much in the same way an impressionist painter creates a portrait without consideration for the gritty details of reality. Continuing with my art metaphor, I'll venture to say that this is a big-picture wine that embraces bold fruit, oak spice, acidity and tannin in one overwhelming and warm embrace. I usually score the Sugarille a point or two higher, but this year the Rennina won my heart.”

www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2030


WA 95, WS 93, JS 94


(114 bt)

43
Regular price: $257.00
See product page: Pieve Santa Restituta Sugarille 2013
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Sangiovese
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13826362

“The single-vineyard 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille has a tighter core and a blacker heart compared to the Rennina. This wine is momentarily more difficult to penetrate and comprehend. It makes a more abrupt first impression but then relaxes and reveals more of its character only after it has spent extra time in your company. Then, it becomes suddenly exuberant and loud. This is a dynamic expression of Sangiovese with bold ripe fruit, spice and balsam notes to carry it forward during cellar aging. This vintage offers firmness and strength.”

www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2032


WA 94, WS 95+, V 94


(114 bt)

44
Regular price: $289.50
See product page: Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino 2013
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Sangiovese
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13761503

“The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is downright gorgeous. The wine is inward-looking at the very beginning, but it quickly revs up to deliver soaring intensity and profound elegance. It switches from first to sixth gear in seconds and grabs all your attention and admiration in the process. The bouquet reads like a textbook Sangiovese, with wild berry, rose hip, pressed violets, cola, balsam herb, liquorice and cigar ash. The bouquet underlines the wine's enormous finesse and pedigree, but the mouthfeel is all about frankness, directness and power. This is a naked and pure Brunello that glows bright with confidence and pride.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2032


WA 97, WS 94, V 95


(120 bt)

45
Regular price: $56.75
See product page: Mauro Vannucci Piaggia Riserva 2014
Carmignano DOCG
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese
Riserva
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13798656

“A wine of explosive energy and power, the 2014 Carmignano Riserva Piaggia possesses an unreal level of concentration for the year. A rush of red cherry, pomegranate, orange peel and exotic spice makes a strong statement. Quite simply, the 2014 is a total knock-out. Don't miss it.”

www.vinous.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2026


WA 90, V 94


(480 bt)

46
Regular price: $40.00
See product page: Basilica Cafaggio Solatio Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
Chianti Classico DOCG
Sangiovese
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13837619

“Elegant and feminine from the outset, the 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Basilica Solatìo offers a pristine and unobstructed view of the mighty Sangiovese grape. The bouquet is ripe with primary aromas of blue flower, forest berry and bright cherry. The mouthfeel is incredibly streamlined and tight with beautifully balanced acidity to keep it lively. If you love Chianti Classico, this wine paints a very true picture of this picturesque part of Tuscany.”

www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink now


WA 91, WS 94


(1200 bt)

47
Regular price: $38.75
See product page: Capraia Chianti Classico Effe 55 Gran Selezione 2013
Chianti Classico DOCG
Sangiovese grosso
Gran Selezione
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13841221

“This red combines pure Sangiovese flavours of cherry and berry with earthy, savoury and wild herb notes, making for a complex mix. These elements are matched to a dense, tannic structure that some may find on the dry side, but this will come alive with food. It has a terrific finish—and it's still a youngster.”

www.winespectator.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2028


WS 95, JS 93


(2880 bt)

48
Regular price: $127.50
See product page: Ca' Marcanda Toscana Promis 2016
Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany, Toscana
1.5 L
SAQ code: 13825731
  • Drink now or keep 8 years following the vintage.

“The 2016 Promis is fresh, floral and inviting. Bright raspberry and floral notes, along with mid-weight structure, make the 2016 an ideal wine for drinking now and over the next few years. This is an especially refined, gracious Maremma red.”

www.vinous.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2024


WS 92, V 91, JS 92


(60 bt)

49
Regular price: $268.50
See product page: Le Macchiole Messorio 2014
Merlot
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany, Toscana
750 ml
SAQ code: 13659306
  • Drink now or keep 13 years following the vintage.

“The 2014 Messorio (100% Merlot) was slightly shy and slow to open when I tasted it as a barrel sample some eight months previous to this tasting. I can't say that the wine has opened much since then. It continues to show a tight and slightly austere bouquet with dark fruit, spice and leather. You don't get that quintessentially soft side of the grape. Instead, this Merlot feels a bit thorny and prickly in places due to the much cooler growing conditions. The mouthfeel is less opulent and layered compared to the warmer vintages we have seen in the past.”

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Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2028


WA 92, WS 91


(72 bt)

50
Regular price: $123.50
See product page: Le Macchiole Paleo 2014
Cabernet franc
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany, Toscana
750 ml
SAQ code: 13659314

“Captivating aromatics, bright fruit and silky, ripe tannins give the 2014 Paleo Rosso much of its inviting personality. Arresting in its beauty, the 2014 is translucent, pretty and highly nuanced. The cold, late-maturing vintage did not allow for a super-concentrated style, so the winery followed the natural rhythm of the vintage, and to great effect. In other words, the estate got every ounce of potential out of the year. In 2014, Paleo Rosso is a touch slender, but it is also vivid and exquisitely beautiful. Readers should expect a perfumed Paleo Rosso built on grace rather than power. The 100% new French oak is impeccably balanced. In other words, Le Macchiole crushed it.”

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Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2028


V 94, JS 92


(162 bt)

51
Regular price: $124.25
See product page: Marchesi de Frescobaldi Mormoreto 1995
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany, Toscana
750 ml
SAQ code: 13859279

Aging Potential : Drink now


WS 88, JS 87


(36 bt)

52
Regular price: $691.75
See product page: Masseto 2015
Merlot
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany, Toscana
750 ml
SAQ code: 10816636
  • Drink now or keep 20 years following the vintage.

“The release of this wine comes at a very happy time for the Masseto brand. The stunning 2015 Masseto is hitting the market just as the final touches are being made to the new Masseto winery. I'm told that Masseto might one day see other wines made under that same roof, so we can't exclude a future enlargement of the Masseto portfolio. The Masseto vineyard now covers seven hectares (divided into three plots), and the vines range from 30 to 40 years old. The wine is absolutely teeming with sensorial spirit that is transmitted through the bounty of the bouquet and the solid tannins of the mouthfeel. Nothing about the wine goes unnoticed or unchecked. Its many working pieces fit together with precision like a well-oiled machine. The 2015 vintage is characterized by a level of sheer exuberance that also defined the 2004 and 2007 vintages. Yet, it also reveals power, directness and linearity similar to that which we saw in the 2010 vintage. The 2015 Masseto takes the best of all those past vintages and confines those qualities to this single, spectacular bottle.”

www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2021-2035


WA 100, WS 98, JS 99


(153 bt)

53
Regular price: $1,650.00
See product page: Masseto Toscana 2015
Merlot
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany, Toscana
1.5 L
SAQ code: 13972474
  • Drink now or keep 20 years following the vintage.

“The release of this wine comes at a very happy time for the Masseto brand. The stunning 2015 Masseto is hitting the market just as the final touches are being made to the new Masseto winery. I'm told that Masseto might one day see other wines made under that same roof, so we can't exclude a future enlargement of the Masseto portfolio. The Masseto vineyard now covers seven hectares (divided into three plots), and the vines range from 30 to 40 years old. The wine is absolutely teeming with sensorial spirit that is transmitted through the bounty of the bouquet and the solid tannins of the mouthfeel. Nothing about the wine goes unnoticed or unchecked. Its many working pieces fit together with precision like a well-oiled machine. The 2015 vintage is characterized by a level of sheer exuberance that also defined the 2004 and 2007 vintages. Yet, it also reveals power, directness and linearity similar to that which we saw in the 2010 vintage. The 2015 Masseto takes the best of all those past vintages and confines those qualities to this single, spectacular bottle.”

www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2023-2037


WA 100, WS 98, JS 99


(29 bt)

54
Regular price: $3,434.00
See product page: Masseto 2015
Merlot
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany, Toscana
3 L
SAQ code: 13971236
  • Drink now or keep 20 years following the vintage.

“The release of this wine comes at a very happy time for the Masseto brand. The stunning 2015 Masseto is hitting the market just as the final touches are being made to the new Masseto winery. I'm told that Masseto might one day see other wines made under that same roof, so we can't exclude a future enlargement of the Masseto portfolio. The Masseto vineyard now covers seven hectares (divided into three plots), and the vines range from 30 to 40 years old. The wine is absolutely teeming with sensorial spirit that is transmitted through the bounty of the bouquet and the solid tannins of the mouthfeel. Nothing about the wine goes unnoticed or unchecked. Its many working pieces fit together with precision like a well-oiled machine. The 2015 vintage is characterized by a level of sheer exuberance that also defined the 2004 and 2007 vintages. Yet, it also reveals power, directness and linearity similar to that which we saw in the 2010 vintage. The 2015 Masseto takes the best of all those past vintages and confines those qualities to this single, spectacular bottle.”

www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2025-2039


WA 100, WS 98, JS 99


(10 bt)

55
Regular price: $172.25
See product page: Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 2015
Sangiovese
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany, Toscana
750 ml
SAQ code: 13713886

“Tasted as a barrel sample, the 2015 Le Pergole Torte is a 100% expression of Sangiovese sourced from the estate's oldest vines (between 30 and 50 years old). Like the other wines from Montevertine, Le Pergole Torte sees both its alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in cement, and the wine later ages in new oak barrels for 12 to 18 months depending on the vintage. After that first phase in barrique, it goes into large botte to complete its integration. This gorgeous vintage opens to a deep, dark appearance with a velvety presentation of dark fruit and black cherry flavours. The wine's textural richness is ultimately what sets this fantastic vintage apart.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2035


WA 96-98


(30 bt)

56
Regular price: $89.25
See product page: Podere Il Carnasciale Toscana Il Carnasciale 2015
Caberlot
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany, Toscana
750 ml
SAQ code: 13749336

“Packed with juicy black cherry and raspberry fruit, this red is supple and direct. Bright acidity and refined tannins give it its definition. Lingers nicely on the finish. Caberlot.”

www.winespectator.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2025


WS 91


(180 bt)

57
Regular price: $429.00
See product page: Podere Il Carnasciale Toscana Il Caberlot 2013
Caberlot
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany, Toscana
1.5 L
SAQ code: 13749352

“The 2013 Il Caberlot (Magnum) is a super-classy vintage of this Tuscan thoroughbred. Bold, pungent and intensely aromatic, the 2013 exudes richness and intensity, but in a gracious, mid-weight style. Black cherry, plum, sage, menthol, liquorice and smoke meld into the unctuous, super-refined finish. This is one of the most impressive young Caberlots I have tasted.”

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Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2030


WA 93, WS 93, JS 94


(30 bt)

58
Regular price: $107.75
See product page: Tolaini Picconero 2011
Cabernet franc, Merlot
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany, Toscana
750 ml
SAQ code: 13787560
  • Drink now or keep 13 years following the vintage.

“A blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, the 2011 Picconero Tenuta Montebello is a distinguished and important wine. I've been noticing how well Cabernet Franc performs at this Tuscan estate. You get a good sense of this here (and especially in this vintage). The wine opens to an inky black appearance, as you would expect, with fragrant aromas of dried blackberry and candied cherry. Warmer aromas of allspice and sweet clove add more consistency and weight to the overall package. These various attributes find terrific harmony.”

www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2023


WA 93, V 93, JS 93


(264 bt)

59
Regular price: $155.00
See product page: Tua Rita Keir 2016
Syrah
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany, Toscana
750 ml
SAQ code: 13827445

Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2022-2030


(189 bt)

60
Regular price: $64.25
See product page: Poliziano Asinone 2015
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Colorino, Sangiovese
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 13787543
  • Drink now or keep 10 years following the vintage.

“To be released in the first quarter of 2018, the 2015 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone is a bright and energetic red wine. This Sangiovese-based red offers volume and richness spread over dark fruit, cherry and blackberry flavours. This was a warm vintage, and you get extra softness, fruitiness and succulence as a result. In the mouth, it shows depth and persistence. The tannins still need a year or two to find optimal integration, so it's worth waiting just a bit longer.”

www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2028


WA 94, WS 93, JS 92


(300 bt)

61
Regular price: $60.25
See product page: Coffele Le Sponde Recioto di Soave Classico 2016
Recioto di Soave DOCG
Garganega
Issu du passerillage
White wine
Italy, Veneto
500 ml
SAQ code: 13826522

Aging Potential : Drink now


(180 bt)

62
Regular price: $42.25
See product page: Gini Contrada Salvarenza Soave Classico Superiore Vecchie Vigne 2015
Soave DOC/DOP
Garganega
Classico
White wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 13795720

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2024


(900 bt)

63
Regular price: $61.00
See product page: Pieropan Calvarino 2016
Soave DOC/DOP
Garganega, Trebbiano di Soave
Classico
White wine
Italy, Veneto
1.5 L
SAQ code: 13827533
Organic product
  • Drink now or keep 6 years following the vintage.

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2024


(540 bt)

64
Regular price: $79.00
See product page: Pieropan La Rocca 2016
Soave DOC/DOP
Garganega
Classico
White wine
Italy, Veneto
1.5 L
SAQ code: 13827525
Organic product

“Vivid golden-tinged straw. Sweet aromas of vanilla, orange oil, crème brulée and menthol on the nose. At once densely packed and taut, with powerful crushed stone flavours buffered by a touch of sweetness on the long back end that features hints of orange oil and ripe apricot. This sappy wine appears to have considerable aging potential. A lovely La Rocca.”

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Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2025


V 92+, JS 93


(240 bt)

65
Regular price: $158.50
See product page: Pieropan Amarone della Valpolicella Vigna Garzon 2014
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Corvina, Corvinone, Croatina, Rondinella
Classico
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
1.5 L
SAQ code: 13827550
Organic product

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2030


(150 bt)

66
Regular price: $400.00
See product page: Allegrini Fieramonte Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2011
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Corvinone, Corvina, Oseleta, Rondinella
Classico riserva
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 13738750

“Lots of ripe berries and hints of chocolate on the nose. Full body and round tannins that are chewy and textured. A structured one.”

www.jamessuckling.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2028


JS 94


(20 bt)

67
Regular price: $446.00
See product page: Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2009
Corvinone, Corvina, Rondinella
Classico
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 13788458

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2034


(24 bt)

68
Regular price: $82.25
See product page: Tommaso Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Corvina, Croatina, Corvinone, Rondinella
Classico
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 13713894

“Ripe, almost sappy flavours of spice, kirsch and date are firmed by plush tannins and enlivened by juicy acidity in this expressive, medium- to full-bodied red. Long and mouth-watering, with smoky accents of espresso liqueur, dried herb and singed orange peel lingering on the finish. A rich, distinctive example.”

www.winespectator.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2025


WS 93


(540 bt)

69
Regular price: $193.25
See product page: Tommaso Bussola TB Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2009
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Corvinone, Corvina, Rondinella
Classico
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 13713915

“Bright red. Precise aromas of crushed red cherry, cinnamon, plum and clove.  Suave and pure on the multilayered palate, with floral and sweet spicy elements dominating the ripe rich red cherry and berry flavours. Utterly explosive on the seamless finish, which features outstanding rising length, energy and precision. Already great to drink now, but will undergo a slow development in bottle. Reading 17.5% alcohol on the label would normally have me worried, but this wine is so smooth and harmonious (in fact, it’s more refined and deeper than Bussola’s knockout 2011 Amarone Classico) you’ll hardly notice. When it comes to making superlative Amarone wines, Bussola is right up there with Quintarelli and Dal Forno.”

www.vinous.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2022


WA 92, WS 94, V 96


(90 bt)

70
Regular price: $265.00
See product page: Bussola Vigneto Alto Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2003
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Corvina, Rondinella
Classico
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 13738696

“I remember tasting the 2003 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico TB Vigneto Alto when it was in barrel and the fermentations were very slow. Today, it is has emerged from that awkward state and developed into a very beautiful Amarone. Dried dark cherry notes meld into cloves, pipe tobacco and worn-in leather in a striking, beautifully delineated Amarone loaded with complexity. The flavours are a touch developed, making the 2003 an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. The 2003 doesn't quite reach the level of the very best years - which would have been nearly impossible in this vintage - but it comes very close. There is a lot to like here, especially for readers looking for a near-term fix of Amarone.”

www.vinous.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2022


WA 93, WS 94, V 94


(90 bt)

71
Regular price: $222.50
See product page: Giuseppe Quintarelli Recioto della Valpolicella 2004
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
375 ml
SAQ code: 13788466

“Time has only been a friend to the 2004 Recioto della Valpolicella Classico. Soaring and vivid in its beauty, the 2004 is simply stunning today. Bittersweet chocolate, cloves, menthol, leather and sweet dark cherry are front and centre, but it is the wine's poise and overall nuance that truly elevate it into the stratosphere of wine elixirs.”

www.vinous.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2029


WA 95, V 98


(18 bt)

72
Regular price: $185.50
See product page: Masi Agricola Costasera Contemporary Art Valpolicella Amarone 2000
Valpolicella DOC/DOP
Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella
Amarone
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 13748333

Aging Potential : Drink now


(36 bt)

73
Regular price: $63.75
See product page: Pieropan Valpolicella Superiore Ruberpan 2015
Valpolicella DOC/DOP
Corvina, Corvinone, Croatina, Rondinella
Superiore
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
1.5 L
SAQ code: 13827541
Organic product

Aging Potential : À boire ou à garder jusqu'en 2022


(90 bt)

74
Regular price: $546.25
See product page: Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero Cabernet 2008
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Red wine
Italy, Veneto, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 13787640

Aging Potential : À boire ou à garder jusqu'en 2033


(24 bt)

75
Regular price: $206.50
See product page: Quintarelli Giuseppe Rosso del Bepi 2005
Corvinone, Corvina, Rondinella
Red wine
Italy, Veneto, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 13787631

“The 2005 Rosso del Bepi is made with the same blend of grapes found in the Valpolicella Superiore. Only in the case of this wine, the entire mass of fruit sees a four-month appassimento cycle. The wine is aged in large oak casks for eight years. A severe hailstorm in 2005 reduced yields. The fruit was good in that vintage, but not good enough to become Amarone. All that potential got locked into this wine instead. Despite its age, the Rosso del Bepi offers surprising freshness and crispness with delineated tones of dried cherry and pressed rose. This wine has more decades of cellar aging locked within.”

www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : À boire ou à garder jusqu'en 2030


WA 95


(48 bt)

76
Regular price: $52.50
See product page: Masciarelli Marina Cvetic 2016
Chardonnay
White wine
Italy, Abruzzi, Colline Teatine
750 ml
SAQ code: 13744965

Aging Potential : À boire ou à garder jusqu'en 2024


(120 bt)

77
Regular price: $43.00
See product page: Cottanera Contrada Calderrara 2016
Etna DOC/DOP
Carricante
White wine
Italy, Sicily
750 ml
SAQ code: 13827496

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2022


(600 bt)

78
Regular price: $82.00
See product page: Azienda Agricola Miani Saurint Friuli Colli Orientali 2016
Friuli Colli Orientali DOC/DOP
Sauvignon blanc
White wine
Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
750 ml
SAQ code: 13727621

“Vivid straw yellow. Explosively tropical nose of papaya, lime, passion fruit, roasted banana and grapefruit. Then big, rich, ripe and extremely tropical in the mouth with rich, layered flavours that are very similar to the aromas. Finishes long and vibrating despite its huge size; this memorable Sauvignon Blanc has a flavour intensity that is so much in your face it’s almost too much of a good thing. But it’s hard to come by a wine made with Sauvignon Blanc that is so wonderfully pure, concentrated and energetic. A downright memorable effort from Miani.”

www.vinous.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2025


V 95


(60 bt)

79
Regular price: $82.00
See product page: Azienda Agricola Miani Zitelle Friuli Colli Orientali 2016
Friuli Colli Orientali DOC/DOP
Sauvignon blanc
White wine
Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
750 ml
SAQ code: 13727639

“Bright straw yellow. This absolutely captivating wine is remarkably deep, ripe and pure, boasting incredibly concentrated and perfumed gooseberry, guava, tangerine, grapefruit, sage, and winter melon aromas and flavours. The dense, tactile but very juicy mouthfeel is lifted and extended by penetrating but harmonious acidity. The finish is practically endless. The 2016 Sauvignon Zitelle does not have any, or only very few, of the tropical fruit notes found in Miani’s riper, rounder 2016 Sauvignon Saurint, offering instead gooseberry and orchard fruit nectar-like notes. In my experience, only Didier Dagueneau has made Sauvignon Blanc close to this quality level anywhere in the recent past. Do whatever you can to snag a bottle of the Zitelle, it is quite simply one of the best Italian white wines ever made.”

www.vinous.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2027


V 97


(60 bt)

80
Regular price: $75.25
See product page: Ronco del Gnemiz Peri Friuli Colli Orientali 2016
Friuli Colli Orientali DOC/DOP
Sauvignon blanc
White wine
Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
750 ml
SAQ code: 13728084

Aging Potential : Drink now


(30 bt)

81
Regular price: $75.25
See product page: Ronco del Gnemiz Chardonnay Sol Friuli Colli Orientali 2016
Friuli Colli Orientali DOC/DOP
Chardonnay
White wine
Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
750 ml
SAQ code: 13728156

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2020


(36 bt)

82
Regular price: $59.25
See product page: Tua Rita Sese 2016
Pantelleria DOC/DOP
Muscat d'Alexandrie
Passito
White wine
Italy, Sicily
500 ml
SAQ code: 13827453

Aging Potential : Drink now


(240 bt)

83
Regular price: $58.50
See product page: Livio Felluga Abbazia di Rosazzo 2015
Rosazzo DOCG
Other grape variety (ies), Friulano, Pinot blanc, Sauvignon blanc
White wine
Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
750 ml
SAQ code: 13827470

“Fresh and elegant, featuring flavours of Asian pear, dried apricot and ground ginger which seemingly glide along, with a mineral underpinning and a touch of citrus zest. Medium-bodied and sleek. Friulano, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon, Malvasia and Ribolla Gialla.”

www.winespectator.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2024


WS 91


(180 bt)

84
Regular price: $47.00
See product page: Regaleali Vigna San Francesco Chardonnay 2016
Sicilia DOC/DOP
Chardonnay
Invecchiato
White wine
Italy, Sicily
750 ml
SAQ code: 13827509

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2021


(300 bt)

85
Regular price: $52.50
See product page: Marina Cvetic Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Riserva 2016
Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC/DOP
Trebbiano
Riserva
White wine
Italy, Abruzzi
750 ml
SAQ code: 13744949

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2021


(120 bt)

86
Regular price: $64.50
See product page: Alois Lageder Pinot Noir Krafuss 2014
Alto Adige/Südtirol DOC/DOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
Italy, Trentino Alto Adige
750 ml
SAQ code: 13787623

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2025


(300 bt)

87
Regular price: $67.50
See product page: Gulfi Nerobaronj 2005
Nero d'Avola
Red wine
Italy, Sicily, Avola
750 ml
SAQ code: 13826928
Organic product

“The 2005 Nerobaronj is a beautifully expressive wine, with all of the perfumes typical of a Nero d’Avola on full display. The wine possesses notable transparency in its dark plums, spices, flowers, mint and chocolate, with superb length and a long, polished finish. This is a great effort from Gulfi.”

www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink now


WA 92, V 92


(504 bt)

88
Regular price: $110.00
See product page: Azienda Agricola Miani Friuli Colli Orientali 2013
Friuli Colli Orientali DOC/DOP
Merlot, Refosco
Red wine
Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
750 ml
SAQ code: 13727680

“Dark ruby-red. Expressive aromas of fresh blackcurrant are rendered even more complex by notes of cassis, coffee and aromatic herbs. Sweet and smooth on entry, then intensely flavoured and precise in the middle, with lively notes similar to the aromas nicely framed by harmonious acidity. A wonderfully suave wine with terrific back-end volume, given the extremely difficult, rainy vintage, finishing with smooth tannins and lingering spiciness. Well done. A Refosco del Peduncolo Rosso and Merlot blend.”

www.vinous.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2024


V 91


(42 bt)

89
Regular price: $54.25
See product page: Ronco del Gnemiz Schioppettino Friuli Colli Orientali 2015
Friuli Colli Orientali DOC/DOP
Schioppettino
Red wine
Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
750 ml
SAQ code: 13728172

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2025


(60 bt)

90
Regular price: $73.50
See product page: Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico Irpinia 2012
Irpinia DOC/DOP
Aglianico
Red wine
Italy, Campania
750 ml
SAQ code: 13748632

“The 2012 Irpinia Aglianico Serpico comes from pre-phylloxera vines and the wine is aged in both new and neutral oak. Serpico represents Feudi di San Gregorio's best fruit and the wine philosophy is modern and rich, stylistically speaking. Dark prune, blackberry, spice, liquorice, tar, tobacco and balsam herb contribute to the complex bouquet. The mouthfeel is richly textured and velvety.”

www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2028


WA 93, WS 92, JS 93


(300 bt)

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