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Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella 2010 ST96/RP95/JS95/vivino4.4(342酒評)
Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella 2010
【The King of valpolicella】來自於從事葡萄果農家族的Romano dal Forno，年輕時有幸受到 Giuseppe Quintarelli的指導與啟發，加上其堅毅的個性與卓越的遠見，不但轉型建立了獨立裝瓶的酒莊Dal Forno Romano，而且其釀造出超水準的極高品質酒款，成為Veneto產區中唯一能與Giuseppe Quintarelli齊名的世界級頂尖酒莊。
96 pts ST (May 2017) &
(International Wine Cellar 2017 Top 100 wines):
The 2010 Valpolicella Superiore is a utterly fascinating wine from Dal Forno in this vintage. Composed from 70% Corvina and Corvina Grossa, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta, the selected grapes are then placed in plastic plateaux and are left to rest for 45 days in large open rooms, where an innovative ventilation system helps maintain an elevated and thorough air flow. After the racking process, the Valpolicella rests for a few days in stainless steel tanks and subsequently is placed in new barriques to mature for 36 long months. The result is a wine which displays a pitch dark, inky color, followed by complex aromatics of ripe black currants, black cherries, mission figs woven together with espresso, grilled herbs, bittersweet chocolate, graphite and some earthy loam and straw characteristics all taking shape in this seductive Valpolicella. On this palate this is full-bodied with beautifully polished tannins and remarkable overall structure and balance, with impressive minerality at it core. It all comes together beautifully on the long, expansive finish which lingers on and on. It seems as if this wine continues to improve in quality each vintage, and the 2010 is the most compelling Valpolicella I have ever tasted from the estate. Overall, this is another total success from the Dal Forno Family. (Best 2019-2030)
Domenico Clerico Barolo "Ciabot Mentin" Ginestra 2009 RP94/JS93/ST93/WS92/JR18
Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 2009
品種：100% nebbiolo. 年產 5500 支, 16 months barrique, constant tastings allow us to select the best barriques, then assembling barrel.
16 months in barrel (50 hL), +2 years bottles.
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Jun 2013):
One notch down on the intensity ladder is the 2009 Barolo Ciabot Mentin. Less obvious and definitely more flirtatious, this gorgeous wine playfully dangles subtle hints of licorice, dark fruit, anisette and Middle Eastern spice in front of your nose. They morph and transform into something new and unexpected with each swirl of the glass. There’s enough flesh here to keep the wine grounded, but there’s also enough tonic freshness to keep it from feeling heavy.
93 points James Suckling (Jan 2014):
A beautiful ripeness of fruit here with dried strawberries and sliced mushroom aromas. Full body, with polished and round tannins and a cedar, mahogany and dried berry aftertaste. Needs at least two or three years of bottle age.
93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (April 2014):
Medium red. Less roasted than the Briccotto, offering aromas and flavors of cherry, mocha, coffee and spices. Less fat and full in the mouth but shows more lift and energy. A bit youthfully clenched, but the wine's firm tannic spine and impressive length suggest it will be a beauty with a few years of aging. Despite being situated at high altitude, these are the first Barolo vines Clerico picks. The acidity here is a very healthy 6.3 grams per liter.
92 points Wine Spectator:
A fresh, vibrant red, whose eucalyptus, tea, cherry and leather notes are backed by dense, ripe tannins. Balanced on the firm side, with a coating of dusty tannins on the long finish. Give this some time. Best from 2017 through 2032.
18/20 points Jancis Robinson (Jun 2013):
Commune of Monforte d’Alba. Concentrated ruby with orange tinges. Balsamic fruitcake and cardamom skin. Fine cherry fruit with a layer of coating tannins. Intense, long and with a hint of vanilla. Quite spectacular and modernist but executed with huge skill.
Luca d'Attoma is a highly respected Tuscan wine consultant, employers have included Azienda Agricola Le Macchiole in Bolgheri and Tua Rita, who, along with wife Elena Celli, eventually realised a dream to produce his own wine. Luca and Elena are the Duemani 'two hands' that run the estate. They first identified a wonderful site in the north Bolgheri hills in the mid nineties. The purchase 7 ha of land and set about preparing the soils for Biodynamic viticulture. This took seven years. The first vines were planted in 2001 and already, by the 2008 vintage, they have started to make some outstanding wines. The structure of the soil here is remarkable for its predominance of clay and stone – the resulting low soil fertility leading to greater character and complexity in the vines fruit. After an examination of the property and its unique position in the contour of a west-facing amphitheatre there emerged the sites of three distinct vineyards. The vineyard at the highest altitude and with the richest soil is the site of their Cabernet Franc vines. Another lower vineyard continues with the same varietal and then evolves into rows of Merlot vines. The third and smallest vineyard, notably stony and arid, is the 'heart' of the estate and is planted to 7000 vines of alberello-trained Syrah. From the very beginning Duemani have followed the principles of biodynamic farming and since the 2004 harvest their estate's production.
Fattoria Le Pupille SAFFREDI 2011 JS95/WA93
Fattoria Le Pupille SAFFREDI 2011
*James Suckling: "A must-buy for super Tuscan lovers"*
近10年冒升得最快的意大利酒莊是Fattoria Le Pupille (位於Tiscana Maremma, 著名酒村Bolgheri以南)，她的旗艦酒 Saffredi 更從2010年起獲得James Suckling 及 Wine Advocate 等酒評家/機構大讚(分數如下)，成為super super Tuscan 新的一員。難道此酒是突然好飲? 非也! 女莊主Elisabetta Geppetti 在80年代中，二十歲時便接管她老爺的小酒莊Le Pupille。1987年釀出第一支酒，以仙遊的老爺"Fredi"命名的 "SAFFREDI"。第一個年份，1990年在市場售賣時，super Tuscan 教父, Giacomo Tachis被這款100% Cabernet Sauvignon 新酒吸引，便從旁指導。93年開始酒莊慢慢加入Merlot, Petit Verdot, 及Syrah 混釀。及至2000年，酒莊迎來了波爾多一級莊Latour 的釀酒師Christian Sommer加入，經過10年的努力，及逐漸降低新木桶比例(現在75%新)，Saffredi 表現出了地道風味的Bordeaux Blend。 今日介紹【Saffredi 2011年】JS95/WA93/AG92/vivino4.3(457酒評)， 年產僅27000支(拉菲的十份之一)，特價$560，比2012-2015年份便宜20%-30%, 歡迎Mix。
95 pts James Suckling (2014): I love the aromas of black truffles, rosemary, dark fruits, rose petals and stones. It's shows so many characteristics of Tuscany on the nose. Full body with super-fine tannins and a long finish. Tannins and all in place. Wonderful texture. Better in 2016 but hard not to drink now. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot and 5% syrah.
Fontalloro Felsina 2012 WA94/AG94/WE94/JS93/WS92
Fontalloro Felsina 2012
94 points Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, September 2015:
Dark red cherry, plum, cinnamon and crushed rock nuances flesh out in the 2012 Fontalloro. Next to most of the other wines in the lineup, the 2012 Fontalloro is floral, perfumed, fresh and vibrant, with gorgeous aromatic lift, silky tannins and lovely overall balance. Fontalloro often opens up before Rancia, as is the case today, but the 2012 also possesses more than enough depth to drink well for a number of years. Still, the sexy, radiant finish makes me think most bottles won't be around to make old bones. Put simply, the 2012 Fontalloro is an arrestingly beautiful, showy wine built to please. And please it does.
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Oct 2015)
The 2012 Fontalloro (100% Sangiovese) is a stunning expression and delivers the high quality we have come to expect of this celebrated IGT Toscana wine in a less important vintage. Careful work has been done here to ensure the high quality of fruit. The Fontalloro vineyard is located on the border of the Chianti Classico and the Chianti Colli Senesi appellations. Many have called upon Fèlsina to change the wine's status to Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, but technically it can't be because of much of the vineyard is located outside the denomination limits. The bouquet is soft and rich with dark fruit and spice. In the mouth, Fontalloro reveals integrated tannins and acidity. (ML)
94 points Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2015):
Ripe plum, mature black cherry, violet, clove, mocha, anise and grilled sage are just some of the sensations you'll find on this gorgeous wine alongside velvety tannins. It already has great depth but hold for more complexity. Drink 2017-2027. *Cellar Selection* (KO)
Galatrona Petrolo 2010 RP96/JS95/Vious94/WS94
James Suckling 的10大 super super tuscans 之一， 100% Merlot, 來自意大利 Tuscany的 Galatrona Petrolo 2010
96 points Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (208), August 2013:
A massive expression of Merlot, the 2010 Galatrona is heaven-sent. The layers are infinite here spanning dark fruit, spice and chocolate. I fall in love with this wine year after year. The mouth is caressed with stirring complexity and fine tannins that feel silky and smooth. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.
95 points James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, August 2012:
Aromas of black olives, violets and fresh fruit follow through to a full body, with a dense palate of dark fruits and olives. Long and polished. Handmade wine. You sense it. Pure Merlot sensation. Try in 2014.
94+ Ian d'Agata, vinous.com, September 2012:
(100% merlot): Full, saturated ruby. Extremely pure aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, violet, minerals and cocoa. Lush and silky but precise too, with rich, tactile black fruit and mineral flavors lifted by harmonious acidity. The slow-building finish features ripe but very silky tannins and wonderful purity of flavor. A more refined Galatrona than some recent, more tannic versions; cellar it for another four or five years to allow it to build further complexity and depth.
94 points Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, September 2013:
The chocolate and cocoa notes highlight the black cherry, blackberry and pomegranate flavors in this dense red. Flamboyant, showing plenty of oak, this remains vibrant, intense and long, with a spicy aftertaste. Merlot. Best from 2016 through 2026. 500 cases imported.
Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba "Cerretta" 2009
Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba "Cerretta" 2009
產區：Alba, Piedmont, Italy
品種：100% Barbera, bottled in June of 2011
91 Points Antonio Galloni: Deep ruby-red. Pristine, high-pitched aromas of black fruits. Seriously rich, with powerful acidity and strong alcohol giving shape to the almost candied blackberry, black raspberry and cassis flavors. A bit aggressive on the back end but this is a fruit bomb, from a yield of no more than 35 hectoliters per hectare.
91 Points Robert Parker: The 2009 Barbera d'Alba Cerretta is a huge wine bursting with dark red cherries, plums, sweet herbs, rose petal and all sorts of mineral notes. Smoke, ash and tar develop in the glass. The 2009 Cerretta is an intense, virile Barbera that needs at least a few years in bottle to drop some of its baby fat. The richness and depth are impressive considering this is only the second vintage Conterno has made the wine. Mineral notes develop on the finish, but the Cerretta is ultimately more about fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.
Giovanni Corino Barolo Arborina 2009 (JS93,AG93)
Giovanni Corino Barolo Arborina, Barolo DOCG 2009
產區：Arborina, La Morra
93 points James Suckling (Jan 2014):
This is very structured with firm tannins and beautiful ripe tannins that are coated with a tiny amount of new wood. Full yet refined. Beautiful structure.
93 points Vinous (AG)(May 2013):
The 2009 Barolo Arborina offers up freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet red berries and cloves. In this vintage, the Arborina shows more energy and drive than the Giachini, but a touch less overall sensuality and finesse. The higher percentage of sand in this vineyard gives the Arborina its characteristic high-toned aromatics. Firm, but nicely integrated tannins support the expressive, floral-infused finish.
Extremely fragrant, particularly for an Arborina, expressive sweet summer berry fruits with notes of earth and stone, underpinned by a solid
tannic framework. Rich, powerful but balanced. A west-to-south-west clay and sand-dominated vineyard. The wine is fermented and aged
in the same way as the Giachini; short maceration in steel tanks followed by malolactic and ageing in 50% new oak for 24 months, yet this
is so very different in style; often broader, more muscular.
The Corino brothers are the rising stars of Piedmont. Their wines are beautiful examples of La Morra Barolos. Perfumed, subtle and elegant with the balancing acidity and fine tannin that make them so complete. Giuliano emphasises: “Barolo doesn’t have to just be about power.’’ A tasting of some beautifully refined and fresh 1991s, over a decade on, would seem to full justify this statement. As of the 2004 vintage the estate has been split in two, Giuliano will produce wines from Arborina, Giachini and will continue to make a Vecchie Vigne. Renato, who has set up his own estate, will produce Rocche, Arborina and some Vecchie Vigne. The Giovanni Corino wines continue to remain in a beautiful floral, red fruited, elegant style.
Guidalberto Tenuta San Guido 2013 意大利名莊Sassicaia副牌 WA93/WE93/JS92
Guidalberto, Tenuta San Guido 2013
品種：60% Cab Sau, 40% Merlot
93 points Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015:
Beautiful and bold, the 2013 Guidalberto is one of the best editions of this wine ever made. It shows great energy and momentum with dark fruit, spice, tobacco and black truffle that come together with impeccable unity. I love the heft and power that supports this wine at the back. Its tannic structure is firm but velvety and will continue to soften as the wine evolves over the next few years. I would suggest holding onto this bottle for three to four more years before popping the cork.
意大利名莊Sassicaia的副牌酒又名「西施小教堂」的 Guidalberto，其著名的正牌酒Sassicaia質素絕對能跟法國一級名莊酒媲美。Guidalberto 屬於” Super Tuscan” 派別，即不隸屬意大利葡萄酒官方DOCG分級制度，因為DOCG分級制定所有葡萄酒需以本土葡萄Sangiovese釀造，而Tenuta San Guido酒引進法國葡萄品種Cabernet Sauvignon及Merlot進行釀製。
1940年代，Tenuta San Guido創立人Mario Incisa della Rocchetta 到過波爾多的Graves產區 (Graves法語亦譯作石頭，代表當地的土壤)，認為兩地土壤相似故認為可以引入 Cabernet Sauvignon，毅然決定將葡萄品種從慣常的Sangiovese及Nebbiolo移到Cabernet Sauvignon ，把握酒莊名為 Sassicaia 從意大利文譯作”石頭”的故事。
IL Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2013 RP96/WS93/JS92
酒評: 細緻的乾漿果、黑櫻桃、皮革、香草等氣息， 以淡淡的煙草味收尾。中等至高酸度，單寧強而順滑，酒體飽滿，整體感覺複雜醇厚，開瓶透氣一小時後更佳。
擁有將近 118 公頃的 Tenuta Il Poggione 葡萄園，主要分佈在 Montalcino 山丘南部的 Sant’Angelo in Colle 村週遭，平均海拔高於 400 公尺以上，有著更理想的地中海型氣候。由於海拔較高，清晨與傍晚的涼爽溫度，延長了葡萄的生長週期，讓葡萄有著更集中豐富的果味以及更多的層次，同時也保留充份的果酸。
Il Poggione 在19世紀中，與Biondi-Santi 和 Frescobaldi 三家酒莊率先開始釀造Brunello di Montalcino，讓 Brunello di Montalcino 在 1966 年成為最先獲得義大利官方 D.O.C. 認證的八個產區之一，之後在 1980 年最先成為最高的 D.O.C.G.。現在Tenuta Il Poggione已是Brunello di Montalcino裡最頂級明星酒莊。
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2012 Vinous 97/JS94/WA93 Screw Capsule
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2012
媲美"女人頭Le Pergole Torte"的 Isole e Olena 來自偏西邊的 Castellina村北面的Barberino Val d'Elsa，由兩塊田Isole和Olena組成,位於Chianti Classico，海拔400米。莊主Paolo De Marchi是最早在CC採用100%Sangiovese的酒莊之一，Paolo來自Piedmont地區，之前他沒有任何葡萄酒釀造經驗，全憑自己的努力，謙虛的精神和沈穩的性格，在沒有聘請顧問的情況下，創造了100%純Sangiovese的Cepparello。 Nicolas Belfrage曾問他什麼使他有動力這麼投入創作了Cepparello，Paolo說“I wanted to understand Sangiovese。” 他的理念是將葡萄酒和生長葡萄的土地鏈接在一起，真實展示出Chianti風土的典型性。
"Cepparello" 是酒莊的旗艦酒款。呈現了Barberino Val d'Elsa 風土帶來的power，入口丹寧有力，骨架強健，又十分的優雅，給人一種很Man的感覺，又覺得很深邃，複雜度很高，蘑菇，烤杏仁，果丹皮，花香，很有活力。陳年後，更有菌菇，肉湯，櫻桃的香氣絡繹不絕，讓很多酒友想起了Chambertin中的王者Domaine Armand Rousseau。
97 pts Vinous:
The 2012 Cepparello is just as compelling as it has always been. Sweet, ample and generous from the outset, the 2012 shows all of its pedigree, even at this early stage. Radiant fruit and exquisite aromatics make a strong opening statement as the wine fleshes out in the glass. Ample, creamy and super-expressive, the 2012 is shaping up to be a superb Cepparello. The only thing the 2012 needs is time. An up and down year with hot temperatures in July and early August, followed by rain in September forced DeMarchi to be especially selective and bottle only the best lots. Production is down to 30,000 bottles from 36,000 in 2013 and 32,400 in 2011.
94 pts James Suckling:
Pretty bright fruit with blackcurrant, violet and sandalwood aromas and flavors. Full body, firm and linear tannins and a fresh finish. Needs two or three years to soften. Cepparello is always a classic. Better in 2017.
La Magia Brunello di Montalcino 2012 (JS96)
La Magia Brunello di Montalcino 2012
產區：Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
96 points James Suckling (Nov 2016) : Incredible purity of fruit to this red with plums, cherries and berries. Full body, ripe and silky tannins and a fantastically long finish. Love the bitter-orange undertone to this. Drink in 2020.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast: Truffle, leather, Mediterranean brush, chopped herb and black-skinned fruit aromas meld together with a balsamic note. The juicy, concentrated palate shows dried cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and licorice while fine-grained tannins lend support. Give it time for the tannins to fully integrate. Drink 2020–2030.
La Magia Rosso di Montalcino 2014
La Magia Rosso di Montalcino 2014
Produced from the same grapes as our Brunello, but with a different vinification process and aged for only six months in ‘third use’ casks, this youthful wine possesses personality in abundance, typified by lively fruit and a fresh appeal that makes it suitable for all occasions, formal and informal.
La Spinetta Biancospino Moscato d'Asti 2017
La Spinetta Biancospino Moscato d'Asti 2017
品種：100% Moscato, 42-48 years Old vine
產區：Biancospino， Moscato d’Asti DOCG
Intesne bright yellow， peach, pineapple, pear and orange
The palate intrigues with aromatic tones that include ginger, honeysuckle, acacia flowers, almonds and orange blossom. It finishes long and rich with a more floral complexity，drink young.
outstanding balance and a light sparkle make this traditionally dessert wine an appropriate choice for an aperitif or a refreshing splash with brunch.
La Spinetta CA DI PIAN Barbera d'Asti 2012 (JS91)
La Spinetta CA DI PIAN Barbera d'Asti 2012
91 points James Suckling:
Extremely perfumed with violet and blackberry aromas. Full body with firm, silky tannins and an attractive acid-fruit balance on the finish that titillates your palate. Drink now.
Winemaker Notes: Ruby red with purple reflections. Aromas of blueberry, wet earth and a hint of orange peel. Full body with bright acidity and lots of intensity but balanced and silky-textured, an ultra-fine Barbera that combines richness with finesse.
La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 (AG91)
La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 2013
91 points Antonio Galloni :
The 2013 Langhe Nebbiolo is one of the best values in La Spinetta's lineup. The darker side of Nebbiolo comes through in this powerful, deep wine. Super-ripe dark cherry, spice, new leather and a kiss of French oak hit the explosive finish. Frankly, this is better than many Barbarescos readers will come across. Most of the fruit for the Langhe Nebbiolo comes from Starderi, in Neive.
Winemaker Notes: Typical light red of Nebbiolo with aromas of dried rose petals and dark fruits such as plums and blueberry. Full bodied, chewy and rich with dusty tannins and a juicy yet elegant finish.
The Rivetti brothers of La Spinetta have revolutionized the conception of long-ageing and gruesomely tannic Piedmont wines. Their range of Barolo, Barbarescos and Barberas are powerful yet forward and fruity. The modern style of their wines certainly makes Nebbiolos from the northwest corner of Italy much more approachable when young.
La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti Bricco Quaglia 2017
La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti Bricco Quaglia 2017
品種：100% Moscato Bianco, from Bricco Quaglia. Exposure south 300 m s.l.m.
Italy’s first single vineyard Moscato d’Asti! From a 20ha plot of 25-30 year old vines grown in calcareous and sandy soils. Moscato Bricco Quaglia, brilliant peach and pear, remarkably refreshing...
No one makes a better, slightly sparkling Moscato than La Spinetta. They offer multiple single vineyard offerings, all of which are usually outstanding. A soft, rich version, offering a gentle mousse and flavors of rose, fresh grape and mint.
Winemaker Notes: Yellow color with green reflections. Sweet and sexy, dried apricots and crisp pineapple this wine surprises with its remarkable freshness and brilliant fruit flavors, bright acidity and a zingy finish drink young. Outstanding balance and a light sparkle make this traditionally dessert wine an appropriate choice for an aperitif or a refreshing splash with brunch.
Langhe Nebbiolo Roberto Voerzio 2013 (AG92)
Langhe Nebbiolo Roberto Voerzio 2013
產區： Piedmont, Italy
92 Points Antonio Galloni, December 2015:
Voerzio's 2013 Langhe Nebbiolo is another terrific example of the year. Striking aromatics give the 2013 much of its lifted personality. Sweet red cherries, crushed flowers, mint, citrus and white pepper are all beautifully sculpted throughout. This is an especially delicate wine that impresses with its poise and freshness.
Le Volte dell' Ornellaia 2013
Le Volte dell' Ornellaia 2013
品種：50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
92 Points James Suckling - "A young red with solid tannin power and plenty of ripe and flavorful fruit. Currants and ripe strawberries. Full body, and a fresh finish, although this is a little austere and hard now. Try in 2017 as tannins soften."
90 Points Wine Spectator - "Dark flavors of black cherry and blackberry pick up a pleasant leafy edge as this juicy red stretches out on the finish. Needs time to integrate, with a long aftertaste of fruit and mineral. Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2018 through 2026. "
Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2008（WS93,WA92)
Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2008
93 points Wine Spectator (May 2013): The terrific aromas of strawberry, cherry and currant are accented by underbrush, spice and tobacco elements on the palate in this elegant and intense red, which builds to a persistent finish. Fruit and mineral accents echo on the aftertaste. Best from 2015 through 2030. (BS)
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Jun 2013): Lisini’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the few wines of the vintage that is going to require patience. A big, broad-shouldered wine, the 2008 fills out nicely over time with attractive black fruit, smoke, tar, game and savory herb notes. Although quite virile and imposing today, the 2008 also shows striking inner perfume and a level of sweetness that is likely to require some time to emerge, suggesting the wine has plenty of potential for improvement ahead. The 2008 spent 42 months in French oak, exceedingly long by today’s standards. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028. (AG)
Mascarello Giuseppe E Figlio Barbera d'Alba "Scudetto" 2011 vivino4.0(181酒評)
Mascarello Giuseppe E Figlio Barbera d'Alba "Scudetto" 2011
產區：Piedmont, Italy 品種：100% Barbera
Appellation: Barbera D'Alba
Vineyard: The Scudetto vineyard is within the hamlet of Perno in Monforte d'Alba at 300m in elevation.
Orientation: West, northwest 300m in elevation.
Soil: Clayey-sandy, composed of brown clay and grey sand of marine origin, with the presence of pebbles and small skeletal particles.
Viticulture: Harvested in the first two weeks of October. Vinification: Traditional-style, floating cap fermentation for 15/20 days. These estate-grown grapes are harvested from 60/70-year-old vines with low yields. Aging: The wine is then matured in French oak for approximately 18 months. Notes: The vineyard is named so because its' shape is that of a shield. The Italian soccer championship is also called the Scudetto.
Wine Advocate (Galloni): Proprietor Mauro Mascarello makes some of the most compelling, traditional wines in Piedmont. Mascarello’s signature Barolo, Monprivato, rarely shows well when young, yet it has a proven ability to transform magically in the bottle, something I have witnessed first-hand with more vintages than I can remember. The irony is that by the time the wines start showing well they are long gone from the market or have appreciated dramatically in price.
Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2012 JS94/RP92/WS91
Masi Costasera Amarone classico 2012 (JS94/RP92/WS91,vivino 4.3(7155酒評，比今年5月3120個酒評多了1倍))
94 pts James Suckling :
Lots of complexity comes through from the outset on the nose, borne out in terms of smoky black cherries, dried rose stems, asphalt, tar and licorice. Full, structured body that dives through layers of dark fruit, driven along by active acidity all the way to the long but not cloying finish.
Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva 2009 RP 95 WE 94
Mastroberardino是義大利一間成立於1750年左右的悠久名園，它位於南部Campania，由於鄰近維蘇威火山，所種植的葡萄受惠於異常肥沃的火山區泥土，所釀出來的酒除了保留傳統風味，礦物質豐富亦是特色之一。此外，它們種植的葡萄品種，如Aglianico、Greco、Fiano、 Falanghina等，均有二千多年歷史，尤其是Aglianico古葡萄復植重生，更是震撼酒市，是百年難得一見的原生品種。Mastroberardino Taurasi Riserva 是酒莊旗艦酒，100% Aglianico，桶陳30個月、瓶陳36個月，總共長達5年半才上市。2009年，市場價400-480，特價$360，6支起$340/支(原箱6支裝木箱)，歡迎Mix。
Monte Zovo Amarone 2012 Luca Maroni 96/WE91
成立於1925年的Monte Zovo 酒莊，位處Verona維羅娜幾公里外的Bardolino 產區，此區以生產風乾葡萄酒Amarone馳名。
呢支2012Amarone 是美國航空頭等倉專用酒，24個月橡木桶，再12個月瓶內陳年後才推出市場。口感豐富，果香濃郁，也拍得住之前介紹的Masi 和Zenato，但價錢更便宜。
Monte Zovo Amarone della Valpolicella 2012， Luca Maroni 96/WE91/vivino4.0(812酒評)
91 pts Wine Enthusiast:
Bold and brawny, this opens with aromas of pressed violet, dried plum and a whiff of cake spice. The full-bodied palate doles out brandied black cherry, licorice, black pepper and nutmeg alongside tightly knit, fine-grained tannins.
Montevetrano 2007 AG95/WA94+ “Sassacaia of the South.”
品種：Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Aglianico
Robert Parker 形容為“Sassacaia of the South.”
95 points Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (190), August 2010:
The 2007 Montevetrano is the product of an unusual vintage characterized by hot temperatures that were virtually uninterrupted throughout the year. Bright red fruit, flowers and spices are some of the nuances that emerge from this silky, beautifully balanced Montevetrano. The combination of explosive ripe fruit, richness and finesse is utterly breathtaking. The warmth of the vintage comes through in the wine's generosity, yet there are no suggestions whatsoever of over- ripeness. This is a magnificent Montevetrano. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2032.
94+ points Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (232), August 2017:
The 2007 Montevetrano suggests a more prominent presence of Cabernet Sauvignon, aromatically speaking, compared to the other wines in this mini retrospective. The percentage of grapes used is the same but this impression is reinforced by the warmth of the summer growing season and the exuberance of the fruit. Blackberry aromas are followed by spice, leather and tar. There are subtle notes of balsam herb and green peppercorn as well. The wine is structured and firm but not astringent. The tannins are softly integrated and fine in texture.
Nebbiolo d’Alba Valmaggiore, Bruno Giacosa 2014
Nebbiolo d’Alba Valmaggiore, Bruno Giacosa 2014
產區： Piedmont, Italy
Juicy red fruits dance on a brooding foundation of licorice, exotic spices, warm cigar wrapper, smoky minerality, and pressed flower petals in this approachable, pretty ’14 Nebbiolo d’Alba. Velvety and caressing, this wine snuggles the palate with chewy tannins, making for an elegant, enjoyable drinking experience. Giacosa sources this wine from old-vine Nebbiolo grown in prestigious vineyards by farmers with whom the estate has longtime relationships; it’s crafted to provide an early-drinking yet aristocratic version of the emblematic Piemonte grape.
Orma Toscana 2011 JS97/RP93/WE92
釀造Oreno而聞名的七橋酒莊主Antonio Moretti Cuseri 係Bolgheri 買下7公頃靚田，99年開始栽種釀造Orma，酒莊自05年起頻頻得獎，每年平均94分，頗有實力。
50%Merlot, 30%Cabernet Sauvignon, 20%Cabernet Franc.
97 pts James Suckling :
A gorgeous, sleek wine with super-polished tannins and fabulous fruit. It's full but so refined and sexy. It goes on for minutes. Really fine. What a wine. This Bordeaux blend from here is the best ever. Better in 2016 but great now.
Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra 2009 （RP94)
Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra 2009
產區：Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2009 Barolo Ginestra is a beautiful expression of Nebbiolo. This is a strong showing from the producer’s flagship vineyard. The aromatic tension and energy delivered reminds you that this is a young wine that needs more time to unwind and relax. But all the essentials are there: Licorice, tar, dried fruit, tobacco and a pretty addition of crushed spice or cardamom. The mouthfeel is finely chiseled and sharp with tight, young tannins at the back. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030.
Roero Arneis Bruno Giacosa 2014 (JS92)
Roero Arneis Bruno Giacosa 2014
Winemaker notes: Its delicate skin makes it one of the most recalcitrant varieties in Piedmont. Native to Roero, this grape was on the brink of near-extinction by the 1970s. Thanks to houses such as Vietti and the legendary Bruno Giacosa, it is still here for your enjoyment. Salute!
92 Points James Suckling: This is fantastic. Gorgeous acidity and minerality with dried pear and apple. Lemon and other ctirus undertones; hints of grapefruit. Full to medium body. Very long and fresh. You want to drink this in warm weather to freshen up.
TENUTA DI BISERNO IL Pino di Biserno 2009 Tenuta di Biserno 2nd wine
TENUTA DI BISERNO IL Pino di Biserno 2009
品種：Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot,
Il Pino is the second wine of Tenuta di Biserno in Bibbona, in the hills just north of Bolgheri. The blend includes cabernets franc and sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot, and it’s luscious, gamey and distinctive, balancing the drive and freshness of franc with the richness of merlot. The balance feels complete, suited to short-term aging.
Robert Parker: 93
The 2009 Il Pino di Biserno already shows promising signs of a happy evolution. A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, the wine is redolent of dried tobacco, black currant and rain-soaked earth. It delivers balanced power and concentration that drive a long, rich finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. Tenuta di Biserno is the pride and joy of Lodovico Antinori, a man with a gifted talent for selecting the best sites for growing vines along the rugged coast of Tuscany. After selling Tenuta della Ornellaia years ago, Lodovico invested much of his energy and passion here.
Wine Spectator: 90
This is suave, with polished tannins and a rich texture framing black cherry, plum and chocolate notes, showing good grip on the long finish. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2018. 6,000 cases made.
Wine Spectator , James Suckling , October 31, 2007 "One of the big developments is the release of two vintages of a new wine from Tenuta di Biserno. Biserno is the new family-owned winery of brothers Piero and Lodovico Antinori, located just outside the appellation of Bolgheri… I find the style of the property's wines already to be a fascinating combination of Ornellaia's and Sassicaia's, emphasizing the generosity of the former and the firmness and backbone of the latter."