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2008 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 14.5%

Chianti on Steroids! Brunello is the name given to Sangiovese by those that grow the grape in Montalcino, and Sangiovese is the grape used to make Chianti. And there are two Chianti appellations, Chianti and Chianti Classico. Confused?, we’re only starting. The latter is expected to produce the superior Chianti but, as in all Italian […]

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San Raffaele Valpolicella Superiore, Monte Tabor, 2004

San Raffaele Valpolicella Superiore, Monte Tabor, 2004

Colour is brilliant deep ruby red.Nose has leather aromas accompanied by sweet oak and a multi-layered array of delicate and elegant aromas of savoury and some raspberry; aromatically intense might be it.Palate is medium to full bodied with supple mouthfeel and great structure. There are fine and focused tannins with a rich amalgam of fruits […]

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San Raffaele Amarone della Valpolicella 2000

San Raffaele Amarone della Valpolicella 2000

After some years in the cellar, the remarkable 2000 San Raffaele Amarone della Valpolicella was tasted with a superb rich beef casserole in red wine, though a large chunk of hard cheese would be just as good. I must say I’m slightly disappointed to say it was not quite what I expected; I was ready […]

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