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    Marchesi Antinori - Tenuta Tignanello Toscana IGT Tignanello 2019
    96/100

    Una delle prime etichette italiane dal respiro internazionale, ed insieme un grande vino di territorio. Assemblaggio di Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon e Cabernet Franc, naso molto raffinato, con tocchi di mirtillo in marmellata, sottobosco e grani di pepe nero, con ritorno agrumato. Beva salmastra, grande persistenza con ritorno fruttato-speziato.

    One of the first Italian labels with an international scope, and at the same time a great local wine. Combination of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, very refined at the nose, with touches of blueberry in jam, undergrowth and black pepper grains, with citrus return. It has a brackish taste, great persistence with a fruity-spicy return.

    Marchesi Antinori - Tenuta Tignanello Toscana IGT Solaia 2019
    97/100

    Storico blend di Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese e Cabernet Franc dalla grande raffinatezza e dal magico equilibrio. Mirtilli al naso, con tocco di eucalipto e buccia di sanguinella. Palato croccante-denso, tannini iodato-salmastri, grande persistenza.

    Historic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc with great finesse and magical balance. Blueberries at the nose, with a touch of eucalyptus and blood orange skin. Crisp-dense palate, iodized-brackish tannins, very long persistence.

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    Bolgheri DOC Rosso Cont’Ugo Guado al Tasso 2020 94/100

    Un blend di Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc e Petit Verdot per rappresentare la complessità e l'eleganza del territorio bolgherese. Al naso tocchi di mora di rovo, sentori di sottobosco, poi magnifica traccia balsamica in chiusura. Bocca di croccantezza e tensione, con tannini iodati.

    A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot to represent the complexity and elegance of the Bolgheri territory. At the nose touches of blackberry, hints of undergrowth, then a magnificent balsamic finish. The mouthfeel is crisp and taut, with iodized tannins.

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    Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Villa Antinori 2019 93/100

    Dall’areale Nord della zona del Chianti Classico, un collaudato emblema della tipologia. Sangiovese, con un 10% di Cabernet Sauvignon, molto intenso al naso, con note di marasca in confettura e rosa canina, poi alloro e pepe rosa. Al gusto è sapido- salmastro, con ritorno fruttato e delle spezie dolci.

    From the northern area of the Chianti Classico area, a proven symbol of the typology. Sangiovese, with a 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon, very intense to the nose, with notes of cherry in jam and wild rose, then laurel and pink pepper. The taste is savory- brackish, with fruity-sweet spices return.

    Marchesi Antinori - Tenuta Guado al Tasso Bolgheri superiore DOC Guado al Tasso 2019 98/100

    Bright ruby red color.
    On the nose blackberry, then red currant, balsamic and graphite nuances. Compact mouthfeel, with big acidity that supports the fruit, then balsamic finish. Great persistence.

    Marchesi Antinori - Castello della Sala Umbria IGT Cervaro della Sala 2020 95+/100

    Anche nell’annata 2020 tutta la croccantezza e la ricchezza olfattivo-gustativa di un grande classico di casa Antinori. Blend di Chardonnay e Grechetto, naso con note di bergamotto, poi pesca Tabacchiera e salvia limonata, chiusa da sentori di noce moscata. Palato denso e teso, salmastro, chiuso da ritorno fruttato-officinale e grande persistenza.

    Even in the 2020 vintage, all the crunchiness and the richness of smell and taste sensations of a great Antinori classic. Blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto, nose with notes of bergamot, then Tabacchiera peach and sage lemonade, closed by hints of nutmeg. The palate is dense and taut, brackish, closed by a fruity-officinal return and great persistence.

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    Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano 2019 94+/100

    Grande raffinatezza di fattura in questo Gran Selezione, uno dei migliori della tipologia. Affinamento in rovere ungherese, naso con tocchi di ribes rosso, poi rabarbaro e sottobosco, con tocchi di alloro. Palato fresco-denso, tannini salmastri e bella persistenza.

    Great workmanship in this Gran Selezione typology, one of the best in its category. Aging in Hungarian oak, nose with touches of red currant, then rhubarb and undergrowth, with touches of laurel. Fresh-dense palate, brackish tannins and nice persistence.

    Marchesi Antinori – Tenuta Tignanello
    Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Marchese Antinori Tenuta Tignanello 2019 93+/100

    Zona di Mercatale Val di Pesa, grande equilibrio e compattezza gustativa. Sangiovese con piccolo aiuto di Cabernet Sauvignon, naso molto intense, ribes nero, tocchi di gardenia, ginepro ed eucalipto. Bocca succosa-densa, tannini iodato-sapidi e persistenza.

    Area of Mercatale Val di Pesa, great balance and compact taste. Sangiovese with a little help of Cabernet Sauvignon, very intense nose, black currant, touches of gardenia, juniper and eucalyptus. The mouthfeel is juicy-dense, iodized-sapid tannins and persistence.

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    Luca Gardini is known as the Wine Killer thanks to the success garnered by his international project, GardiniNotes.com, developed exclusively in English and home to his ratings for wines from every part of the world.

    An expert communicator of wine and influential Italian palate at the international level, Gardini is the first Italian critic to become part of Wine-Searcher, the largest database and enological search engine in the world, in good company with some of the most important international professionals of the sector, from noted periodicals. Among these are Robert Parker, Tim Atkin, Jancis Robinson, and James Suckling.

    Gardini pens a weekly column entitled Gazza Golosa for the Gazzetta dello Sport, which publishes his Top 50 every year, and together with Luciano Ferraro oversees the guide Vignaioli e Vini d’Italia published by the Corriere della Sera.

    His projects in the world of wine are numerous. Gardini is the creator of the BIWA-Best Italian Wine Awards, which each year celebrates the 50 best wines of Italy chosen by an international jury of the highest caliber, comprised of Kenichi Ohashi, Amaya Cervera, Tim Atkin, Christy Canterbury, Daniele Cernilli, Antonio Paolini, Pier Bergonzi, and Marco Tonelli.

    Together with Pier Bergonzi, vice-director of the Gazzetta dello Sport, he created PopWine, a ranking of the 50 best Italian labels under 15 Euro. In 2014, he founded his Enoscuola, where every day impassioned students are taught how to taste wine following the rules of the Codice Gardini, a manual for wine lovers published in 2015.

    Gardini participates as an expert opinion-leader in numerous wine festivals in Italy and abroad, such as VinitalyEin PrositBarolo/BrunelloMerano Wine FestivalVin ExpoProWeinExpoVinis, and the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair. As well, in 2016, the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux chose him as the Italian spokesperson for promoting their “Week-end des Grands Cru.”

     

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Luca Gardini / BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (Italy)  had a tasting of  28 Wines  from  21 Producers 

Brunello di Montalcino 2019 vintage to be considered without any doubts one of the best ever made, even better than 2016, the 2019 vintage it’s able to summarize the best offered by the most favorable vintages of the territory of Montalcino, with memories of acidity typical of the 80s. 

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Vintage  1995  has new information

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Luca Gardini / BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (Italy)  had a tasting of  23 Wines  from  22 Producers 

The 100-tasting 1990's / Day One with vintages 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998 and 1999.

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Luca Gardini / BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (Italy)  had a tasting of  11 Wines  from  6 Producers 

Barolo DOCG Monvigliero 2018

G. B. BURLOTTO Barolo DOCG Monvigliero 2018 /Undoubtedly the most desirable cru of Verduno, in the westernmost area of the DOCG, soils composed of the renowned Marne di Sant'Agata fossils. The aroma has a great richness, red blueberry, then balsamic nuances and licorice. The mouthfeel is crisp and taut, with brackish tannins and incredible persistence. 110points

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Luca Gardini / BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (Italy)  had a tasting of  36 Wines  from  20 Producers 

Barolo 2018 Part I / According to the tastings I made, I can conclude that 2018 is a vintage of great cleanliness, beautiful exaltation of the fruit, in terms of elegance, tension and depth.

A year of great impact right from the start, but at the same time the crunchiness of the raw material, in combination with the very delicate texture of the tannins, make us assume that this is a vintage with great drinkability and remarkable aging potential.

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Luca Gardini / BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (Italy)  had a tasting of  32 Wines  from  16 Producers 

St. Michael-Eppan Alto Adige DOC Cuvée Bianco Appius 2018 / The tendency to excellence able to change its skin depending on the vintage, always producing new pearls: this is Appius. Notes of white peach to the nose, then ginger, citrus thyme and cedar zest, with slightly almondy touches. The mouthfeel is sapid-savoury, with fruity return and great persistence. 98+

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Pinot Nero Riserva Lafóa 2019, Colterenzio
Alto Adige DOC Bianco Riserva LR 2018, Colterenzio
Valle Isarco Sylvaner 2021, Kuenhof
Valle Isarco Sylvaner Praepositus 2021, Abbazia di Novacella
Sauvignon Praepositus 2021, Abbazia di Novacella
Valle Isarco Riesling Praepositus 2020, Abbazia di Novacella
Sauvignon The Wine Collection 2018, St. Michael-Eppan
Alto Adige DOC Cuvée Bianco Appius 2018, St. Michael-Eppan
Sauvignon Sanct Valentin 2021, St. Michael-Eppan
Pinot Noir Riserva The Wine Collection 2018, St. Michael-Eppan
Chardonnay DOC Riserva Troy 2019, Cantina Tramin
Valle Isarco Sylvaner 2021, Pacherhof
Kerner 2021, Pacherhof
Valle Isarco Riesling 2021, Pacherhof
Beyond The Clouds 2020, Elena Walch
Chardonnay Riserva Vigna Castel Ringberg 2019, Elena Walch
Alto Adige DOC Terlano Cuvée Terlaner Riserva Nova Domus 2019, Cantina Terlano
Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg 2019, Cantina Terlano
Sauvignon Sanct Valentin 2021, Cantina Terlano
Kerner 2021, Weingut Thomas Unterhofer
Sauvignon Mirum 2021, Weingut Thomas Unterhofer
Valle Isarco Kerner 2021, Weingut Strasserhof
Valle Isarco Sylvaner 2021, Weingut Strasserhof
Valle Isarco Riesling 2021, Taschlerhof
Valle Isarco Kerner 2021, Taschlerhof
Chardonnay Riserva Burgum Novum 2018, Weingut Castelfeder
Pinot Nero Riserva Burgum Novum 2018, Weingut Castelfeder
Pinot Bianco Riserva Tecum 2019, Weingut Castelfeder
Pinot Bianco Riserva Flora 2019, Cantina Girlan
Chardonnay DOC Sophie 2020, Manincor
Chardonnay Riserva Doran 2019, Kellerei Andrian
Lagrein Riserva Weingarten Klosteranger 2017, Hans Rottensteiner

Luca Gardini / BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (Italy)  had a tasting of  15 Wines  from  12 Producers 

Roccapesta Morellino di Scansano DOCG Riserva Calestaia 2016 / 97+p. Emblematic wine for this winery, picture of the versatility of Sangiovese. On the nose, fruits of undergrowth, blackberries above all. Then, balsamic nuances of star anise; again, officinal trace of thyme and pepper leaf. The fresh sip shows an excellent fullness enhanced by iodized tannins.

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Luca Gardini / BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (Italy)  had a tasting of  16 Wines  from  16 Producers 

The 100-tasting with wines like Petrus 1990, Margaux 1990, Masseto 1997, Mouton 1990, Colgin Herb Lamb 1994 etc.

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