Take advantage of this new selection of big names to treat your loved ones, and why not you too. On the menu: Anselmo Mendes, Vega Sicilia, Raul Perez and other treasures of Latin Europe, to give and to get. But do hurry, quantities are limited, and these sought-after producers tend to sell out fast. Plus, order online by December 11 and get your precious bottles in time for Christmas.
Online only | Limited quantity
Cellaring potential: Best after 2023.
"A rich, layered red with berries, chocolate and blueberries. Lightly smoky. It’s full-bodied and layered with ripe tannins. Balanced and focused. Just a baby now, but will deliver!"
" Il Marroneto's 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is thin and streamlined in terms of appearance. Indeed, this is one of the lightest and most luminous red wines I have seen from Montalcino in recent memory. You might mistake it for a Pinot Noir when regarded from afar. It shines with radiant ruby and garnet hues. In terms of bouquet, this Brunello emits steady aromas of wild berry, cassis, toasted almond and dried garden rose. That floral impact is the wine's most endearing characteristic. However, the wine does lose momentum in terms of mouthfeel because the finish is short and abrupt. The wine needs a year or two to flesh out."
Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2030
WA 92, WS 90, V 92
Giuseppe Quintarelli, who passed away in 2012, was an artist of Veronese wine and a mythical figure in the world of winemaking. The estate is renowned for its legendary tradition and the immense keeping power of its wines.
WA 90, WS 91
Cellaring potential: 2021-2029
"A round red, with supple tannins encasing boysenberry, savory spice and black tea notes, supported with wild herb, graphite and red plum details. Shows good freshness and complexity. Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional. Drink now through 2029."