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Tenuta Di Valgiano Palistorti Rosso 2012 Product #30502 (In Stock)
Tenuta Di Valgiano Palistorti Rosso 2012 Tenuta Di Valgiano Palistorti Rosso 2012

Palistorti is one of just two reds made here (the other costs 2x as much!), and it’s simply captivating in 2012.  A blend of Sangiovese and 15% each Merlot and Syrah, I can’t quite decide if this is more like a 3-4 year-old Brunello or a really nice vintage of Antinori’s Tignanello super-Tuscan.  From the nose to the rich, powerful, palate this explodes with pure black cherry, fruit blossom, spice, and expensive leather aromas and flavors.  The very deep flavors get support from fine-grained, ripe, tannins as hints of crushed herb, licorice, and expensive balsamic weave in and out of the long, long, finish.  Distinctive, delicious, and very nicely priced.

"The 2012 Palistorti di Valgiano is bursting at the seams with personality. Juicy dark cherries, smoke, earthiness, licorice and violets are all super-expressive in the glass. Fleshy and boisterous, with plenty of intense, super-ripe fruit, the 2012 Palistorti di Valgiano delivers the goods, and then some. Drink this fleshy, immensely pleasing red over the next handful of years.”  Vinous (Galloni) 91 points

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Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana 2013 Product #31329 (In Stock)
Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana 2013 Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana 2013

Always a strong player in the mid-range Super Tuscan sweepstakes, Crognolo has really come into its own recently.  And, this rich, lush, 2013 is a fine companion to the 95 point 2012.  Once again, Crognolo is 90% Sangiovese from the Arno River Valley in western Chianti plus rich, ripe, Merlot. The 2013 is a bit more structured than the 2012, with firm tannins that will benefit from another year or two of time.  The flavors are all there already, though, with lovely black cherry and currant fruit, sweet spice, licorice and tobacco notes lifted with vibrant acids.  An exceptional value in top-notch Super Tuscan red - and 95 points for the 3rd consecutive vintage!

"Lots currants, blueberries, vanilla and floral character on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Edgy contrast of acidity, ripe fruit and wood. Stylish, savory and delicious. A blend of sangiovese and merlot. One of the best values amongst Super Tuscan reds. Drink in 2016."  James Suckling 95 points

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Poliziano Merlot Cortona In Violas 2011 Product #30961 (In Stock)
Poliziano Merlot Cortona In Violas 2011 Poliziano Merlot Cortona In Violas 2011

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano producer Poliziano makes this exciting, 100% Merlot, from near-by Cortona.  Ripe fruit plus 16 months in (80% new) French oak gives this a wonderfully plump, round, texture and rich, dark, fruit.  "Very Merlot" on the nose and palate and "Italian" on the mouthwatering finish.

"The 2011 In Violas, Poliziano's Merlot-based red, is a plump, juicy wine to drink now and over the next few years. Succulent dark cherries, plums, spices, menthol and new leather are all nicely delineated. The 2011 is soft, open-knit and quite tasty today."  Vinous (Galloni) 90 points

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