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  1. Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino 2012
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    96 Points! Beautiful clarity on the nose with lavender, raspberry and violet aromas. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, fresh and simply fantastic finish. Best ever. Better in 2021. - JamesSuckling.com Learn More
  2. Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012
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    95 Points!  Good full ruby-red. Raspberry, dried violet, balsamic oils and sweet spices on the knockout, perfumed nose. Sweet, concentrated and spicy, possessing a deep core of ripe red fruits and tarry nuances that have terrific definition and lift. The ripe, very deep finishing flavors spread out to saturate the palate. Another magically well balanced wine from Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s portfolio of Brunellos released this year.
     
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  3. Contratto Metodo Classico Millesimato Pas Dose 2012
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    93 Points!  A blend of 80% Pinot Nero and 20% Chardonnay, the 2012 Metodo Classico Millesimato Pas Dosé ages on the yeasts for five years. Riddling is done by hand. This is a mid-weight sparkler that borders closely on being full-bodied. The mouthfeel is beautifully creamy and rich with abundant apricot, honey and sweet almond. I tasted this wine after a 30-wine flight of Barolos and Barbarescos and I cannot exaggerate how delicious and appealing this wine ultimately proved to be. - Monica Larner, robertparkercom

     

     
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  4. A & G Fantino Barolo Bussia Cascina Dardi Riserva 2012
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    60 year-old vines, fermented for 30 to 35 days in stainless steel tank, aged in large, Slavonian oak barrels for 5 years, aged in bottle for 12 months before release. Learn More
  5. Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pianrosso 2012
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    100 Points!  This gorgeous wine opens with alluring aromas of sweet pipe tobacco, underbrush, new leather, truffle, plum and eucalyptus. Smooth and full-bodied yet elegant, the savory, juicy palate delivers crushed Marasca cherry, raspberry preserve, licorice and menthol alongside polished, enveloping tannins. Fresh acidity provides impeccable balance while an orange zest note lifts the finish. - Wine Enthusiast
     
     
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  6. Cantine Valpane Barbera del Monferrato Perlydia 2012
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    What’s special about Cantina Valpane's Barbera?  Well, we have presented wines from Valpane before and they are delicious examples of the  breed.  But what makes this house unique is that this 2012 is the current release!   What kind of vintner holds on to his Barbera this long before going to market, sometimes for more than a decade?  One who follows his own heart.  Clearly Pietro Arditi, the ‘Barbera whisperer’, listens to the wine and not the ‘metrics’ of 21st Century marketing.  Now This didn’t happen completely by accident, mind you. The land gave him some juicy, vibrant fruit to work with, then he decided to keep the wine in botti (large neutral barrels) or cement until he deems it ready.   What does six-year-old Barbara taste like? This particular effort is loaded with red berry fruit, but the spice and terroir notes are more expressive and better meshed because the lower acidity from bottle age lets them be. 
     
    Don’t worry though, there is surprising freshness and life to the fruit. Bottled unfiltered and unfined, fermented entirely with native yeasts, there is a gregarious, fruit-forward element to Valpane’s wines as well as great purity of flavor.  The Perlydia is 100% Barbera harvested from vines planted only in 2000, but it delivers the same joyous mouthful of fruit as do all of the Valpane wines. That little bit of bottle age really helps the wine to get into gear quickly and the ripe, somewhat resolved tannins and lower acidity make for an uncommonly delicious drink without a lot of fuss.  To do all of this careful raising of the wines for this kind of price is an added bonus and makes Valpane a rather unique wine to offer.     
     
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  7. La Massa Toscana IGT Giorgio Primo 2012
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    94+ Points!  Made with Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (30%) and Petit Verdot (5%), the impeccable 2012 Giorgo Primo is attractive from every angle. In a recent past vintage, I had criticized this wine for being over the top, but Giampaolo Motta has refined his winemaking approach to better harness the elegance and finesse of these grapes. Don't get me wrong: The sheer power of the wine is proudly put on display. Dark fruit extraction is followed by bursting plum, blackberry and sweet spice. I drank this wine over the course of 24 hours and was thrilled to see its exciting evolution. With time, truffles, wet earth and even a touch of sharp Pecorino cheese begin to emerge. If you are in the market for a bold, age-worthy blockbuster from Tuscany, Giorgio Primo is for you. - Monica Larner, Wine Advocate #221
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  8. Caprili Brunello di Montalcino 2012
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    94 Points! Appealing aromas and flavors of cherry, almond, leather, iron and earth are the hallmarks of this muscular red. Remains fresh and persists on the aftertaste, with echoes of iron and tobacco. Best from 2021 through 2035. - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator
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  9. Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino 2012
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    95 Points!  Love the dried lemon rind, florals and red fruits. Medium to full body and a solid core of fruit and spices. Long and flavorful finish. Just a hint of sweet tobacco. - James Suckling
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  10. Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino 2012
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    95 Points!  Extremely floral with rose-petal and cherry character. Walnut and mushroom undertones. Medium to full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Citrus-rind undertones. Delicious, solid and harmonious wine. Drink or hold. Better in 2019.  James Suckling, December 1, 2016
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  11. Dettori Romangia Rosso Tenores 2012
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    93 Points!  Bright red. Subdued aromas of underbrush and spicy red cherry. Then suave, deep and round, with complex aromas of red cherry, cocoa, underbrush and aromatic herbs. Finishes smooth and tannic with no funky smells or hints of refermentation. This is actually a memorable wine from Dettori, but at a whopping 16.5% alcohol it’s no shrinking violet. In fact, this wine is so balanced and suave, nobody would likely ever guess this packs so many octanes.  Ian D'Agata, Vinous Media, October 2016
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  12. Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne 2012
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    95 Points!  Aromas of ripe fruit such as sweet strawberries and hints of orange peel and chocolate. Medium to full body, soft and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Riper style. Drink or hold.  James Suckling, February 19, 2017
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  13. Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino 2012
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    96 Points!  Made strictly according to the Sangiovese playbook, the Il Marroneto 2012 Brunello di Montalcino shows that exacting Sangiovese precision and personality. This is Alessandro Mori's greatest talent. He takes this workhorse grape and gives it a platform to articulate its most hidden and intricate inner feelings and sentiments. This is a bright and very tight red wine that will benefit from more years to flesh out further. All those budding aromas of wild berry, licorice, cola, and blue flower are strategically in place and ready to explode in time. The wine opens to a luminous dark ruby color and a compact mouthfeel that is spicy and fresh on the close. This is an impressive annata wine that shows the personal evolution of a man and his estate.  Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate #229, February 2017
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  14. Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 2012
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    95 Points! A mix of chocolate, cherry, earth and tar flavors is allied to a dense structure in this red. Initially tannic, this takes several hours of aeration to reveal its true personality. Cherry, leather, licorice and spice flavors marry harmoniously with the silky texture. Excellent length. - Wine Spectator, 1/25/17
     
     
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  15. Rocca di Frassinello Maremma Toscana Rocca di Frassinello 2012
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    93 Points!  We are finally seeing some very exciting results from Paolo Panerai's Rocca di Frassinello estate in northern Maremma, Tuscany. The 2012 Maremma Toscana Rocca di Frassinello is a thickly extracted and beautifully favored red blend. The richness of the wine is very attractive and the bouquet peels back with chocolate, candied cherry, pressed blackberry and grilled herb. The wine shows exceptional texture with firm tannins that are enveloped within fleshy berry flavors.  Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, Interim September 2015
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  16. Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2012
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    96 Points!  Dark, rich and enveloping, the 2012 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè wraps around the palate with serious intensity. The flavors are deep and boldly sketched throughout. Plum, black cherries, menthol, licorice and cloves build to the voluptuous, explosive finish. The Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Matè is another wine that is going to require considerable time in bottle, but it is fabulous, even at this very early stage. The Casa Matè is one of the most vivid, dramatic Barolos of the vintage.  Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, March 2016
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  17. Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2012
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    96 Points!  The 2012 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is one of the most beautiful, precise wines of the vintage. Finely cut and chiseled, the Gavarini exudes energy and tension, both signatures of this high-altitude, Monforte site. Crushed flowers, dark red berries, mint and crushed rocks are some of the signatures. So many 2012s are open-knit, but Grasso's Gavarini is going to need at least several years in barrel. If anything, the 2012 is a bit austere, but I say that in the best sense of the word. Exotic, alluring and totally stunning, the 2012 is a real knock-out.  Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, March 2016
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  18. Tenuta di Trinoro Palazzi 2012
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    97 Points!  Trinoro's 2012 Palazzi, 100% Merlot, is flat-out stunning. Beautifully textured and layered in the glass, the 2012 boasts superb depth and intensity, not to mention fabulous overall balance. Dark raspberries, flowers, mint and new leather are some of the many notes that resonate on the finish. What a fabulous wine this is. Wow!  Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, October 2014
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  19. Wiegner Etna Rosso Treterre 2012
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    Wiegner Etna Rosso Treterre 2012
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