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Fattoria di Felsina "Fontalloro" Toscana IGT 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 94-95]
Fattoria di Felsina "Fontalloro" Toscana IGT 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 98+] [JS 98, #73 Top 100 of 2019] [AG 96] [WE 93] [WS 92]
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98+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Fontalloro is the best vintage of this landmark wine that I have tasted thus far. This is a very elegant vintage, with more volume in the mouth and precise notes of tar, licorice, camphor ash, resin and Indian spice. In a race between the highly competitive 2015 and 2016 vintages, I give a slight advantage to this wine. The warmer 2015 vintage shows more richness and exuberant fruit. However, this wine from 2016 offers a more focused and chiseled delivery. I am hopeful that this wine will continue to evolve and sharpen as it ages in the bottle. This is a beautiful wine to put aside in your cellar for ten years or more." - Monica Larner (31st May 2019)

98 Points & #73 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - James Suckling:
"Amazing aromas of licorice, wet earth, orange peel and lavender. Full body, tight and super compact and polished. Goes on for minutes. Clearly great. Better in 2021, but already a star." - 23 Apr, 2019
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La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2010 (Rioja, Spain) [JS 98] [RP 96] [WS 91]
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2010 (Rioja, Spain) - [JS 98, #65 Top 100 of 2019] [RP 96] [WS 91]
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98 Points & #65 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - James Suckling:
"Fresh blueberries and brambleberries take center stage, which is striking for a wine of this age. There are also lots of roasted herbs, such as sage, not to mention floral elements, including lavender and dried violets. Then come cedar, sandalwood and tar. The tannins are incredibly round and soft, without the slightest hint of anything dry. This is among the most elegant of Riojas, where the acidity is wonderfully pronounced and cuts right through any touch of dried fruit. Long and powerful, yet subtle on the finish. Drink now, or hold for a very long time." (July 24, 2019)

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Escarpment Pinot Noir "Kupe" 2017 (Martinborough, New Zealand) - [JS 98] [WE 95] [RP 93] [WS 93]
Escarpment Pinot Noir "Kupe" 2017 (Martinborough, New Zealand) - [JS 98, #60 Top 100 of 2019] [WE 95] [RP 93] [WS 93]
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98 Points & #60 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - James Suckling:
"This pinot has an x-factor that sets it apart. There’s an almost peppery edge to the violet, blueberry and red-cherry nose with sappy and earthy elements, as well as roasted game and fragrant baking spices. The palate has a very plush, attractive and fresh array of vibrant and detailed pinot fruit on offer. Long and precise. Drink or hold. Screw cap." - 12 Aug, 2019
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Torbreck "The Factor" Shiraz 2016 (Barossa Valley, Australia) - [JS 98] [RP 97]
Torbreck "The Factor" Shiraz 2016 (Barossa Valley, Australia) - [JS 98, #96 Top 100 of 2019] [RP 97] [WS 94]
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98 Points & #96 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - James Suckling:
"Dark fruit with iodine, muscle shell and hints of coal on the palate. Full-bodied, very tight and structured with steely tannins that give incredible length and poise. The greatest Factor I have ever tasted. Driven and brilliant. Better after 2021." - 21 May, 2019
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Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Gran Selezione "Vigna del Sorbo" DOCG 2016 (Tuscany, Italy)
Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Gran Selezione "Vigna del Sorbo" DOCG 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 98] [JS 98, #68 Top 100 of 2019] [WS 94]
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98 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo is another benchmark wine from Tuscany that shows the incredible potential of this iconic vintage. This beautiful single-vineyard Sangiovese reveals a graceful side with dark fruit intensity, cherry, plum, fresh violets and tilled earth. Tar, tobacco and licorice appear as delicate background tones, giving more volume and texture to the wine's sensorial impact. Vigna del Sorbo shows its own precise identity that is fiercely faithful to Sangiovese, but that also pushes the boundaries to go beyond our highest expectations of the grape in terms of color, concentration, aromatic complexity and staying power. That's the Panzano magic in a nutshell." - Monica Larner (July 2019)

98 Points & #68 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - James Suckling:
"This is always an entrancing Gran Selezione and the 2016 shows dried raspberries, boysenberries, vanilla and brambleberries. Full-bodied and tightly wound with eye-catching minerality. The acidity sharpens out the exuberant red fruit perfectly. Incredible length and drinkability. Is this better even than the great 2015? I think so. From organically grown grapes. Drink in 2023." - (April 2019)
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Domaine William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos" 2017 (Burgundy, France) - [RP 93-95+] [BH 92-94] [AG 91-93]
Domaine William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos" 2017 (Burgundy, France) - [JS 98, #78 Top 100 of 2019] [RP 93-95+] [BH 92-94] [AG 91-93]
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98 Points & #78 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - James Suckling:
"This is in stunning form in 2017, showcasing the kind of symphonic complexity of primary fruit and effortless power that makes it so revered. Limes and lemons, white and yellow peaches, some apples and shaved fennel, fresh chalk and fresh flowers, too. The palate has such seamless and unwavering linearity, driven by contained acidity that delivers a wake of fleshy, white-peach, lime and lemon-curd flavor. So long, seamless and fresh. This is an exceptional Clos. Drink or hold."

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Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Gran Selezione "Vigna del Sorbo" DOCG 2016 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Tuscany, Italy)
Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Gran Selezione "Vigna del Sorbo" DOCG 2016 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 98] [JS 98, #68 Top 100 of 2019] [WS 94]
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98 Points & #68 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - James Suckling:
"This is always an entrancing Gran Selezione and the 2016 shows dried raspberries, boysenberries, vanilla and brambleberries. Full-bodied and tightly wound with eye-catching minerality. The acidity sharpens out the exuberant red fruit perfectly. Incredible length and drinkability. Is this better even than the great 2015? I think so. From organically grown grapes. Drink in 2023." - (April 2019)

98 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo is another benchmark wine from Tuscany that shows the incredible potential of this iconic vintage. This beautiful single-vineyard Sangiovese reveals a graceful side with dark fruit intensity, cherry, plum, fresh violets and tilled earth. Tar, tobacco and licorice appear as delicate background tones, giving more volume and texture to the wine's sensorial impact. Vigna del Sorbo shows its own precise identity that is fiercely faithful to Sangiovese, but that also pushes the boundaries to go beyond our highest expectations of the grape in terms of color, concentration, aromatic complexity and staying power. That's the Panzano magic in a nutshell." - Monica Larner (July 2019)
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E. Guigal Cote Rotie "La Landonne" 2015 (Rhone Valley, France) - [WS 99] [RP 98-100] [JD 97-100] [AG 97]
E. Guigal Cote Rotie "La Landonne" 2015 (Rhone Valley, France) - [JS 100, #80 Top 100 of 2019] [WS 99] [RP 98-100] [JD 97-100] [AG 97]
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100 Points & #80 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - James Suckling:
"This is a profound wine, offering really striking depth of aromas and flavors with a resonance that really stops you still. Dark stones, ripe dark plums and blackberries, licorice, sarsaparilla, orange peel and cloves with still more spices floating in the midst. The palate has such perfectly captured intensity of ripe dark plums and blackberries that it is seemingly impenetrable for now. Yet, the detail is all here. It builds and fills the palate completely with ripe, espresso-laced blackberries, black cherries and dark plums and delivers such freshness at the finish. This is a triumph and up there with the greatest La Landonne releases. Try from 2027."
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Billecart-Salmon "Le Clos Saint-Hilaire" Champagne 2002 (Champagne, France) - [RP 98]
Billecart-Salmon "Le Clos Saint-Hilaire" Champagne 2002 (Champagne, France) - [JS 100, #79 Top 100 of 2019] [RP 98]
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100 Points & #79 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - James Suckling:
"From a one-hectare parcel of pinot noir, planted in 1964. This makes such a striking impression with incredible freshness and purity, married with such intensity and length. The aromas of fresh, toasted almond are striking. Fresh forest mushrooms, too. The palate has intensity that is truly bracing and delivers such power and length. Exceptional! Drink or hold. "
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Dominio de Pingus "Pingus" 2016 (Ribera del Duero, Spain)
Dominio de Pingus "Pingus" 2016 (Ribera del Duero, Spain) - [JS 100, #100 Top 100 of 2019] [RP 98-100]
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100 Points & #100 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - James Suckling:
"The benchmark Pingus? Everything is together here with an impeccable balance of ripe fruit, complex terrior character and perfect tannins. So perfumed with flowers and crushed stones. It’s full-bodied yet melts into the wine. The length is superb and goes on for minutes. Dense center palate. It just floats across the palate. It is a perfect wine that you just fall in love with it. Lasts for minutes. A joy to drink now, but will age for decades ahead."
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