93/100 Punkte James Suckling Oct 2017 Banana, ripe blackcurrants, ivy and blackberries. Full body, round tannins, juicy fruit and a fruit-forward finish. Tightly knit tannin structure overlaid by bright fruit. Drink now.
93/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2019 This Amarone sees the same blend of grapes you get in the Podere Cariano, but the 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Podere le Marognole is a bigger and more opulent wine. The sweetness is more evident in this expression (with 7.5 grams of residual sugar and 15% alcohol). You get robust dark fruit, prune and raisin with tar, smoke and black olive. This wine is aged in new oak barrique for 36 months, and you taste that extra spice and toasted intensity as a result. The wine's fiber and texture show big density and thick concentration. This medium-cool vintage saw 3,228 bottles produced.
91/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2017 Here is a very popular expression from Cascina Adelaide. The 2013 Barolo 4 Vigne opens to a lean and streamlined appearance with garnet and dark copper highlights. There are sweet fragrances of wild flower, rose hip and dried lavender that emerge first from the bouquet and define the wine's graceful and delicate personality. The mouthfeel is streamlined and fine, and those tannins are tucked in at the back. Although it shows a good amount of natural structure, it leaves a very polished and silky impression nonetheless. If you are looking for an approachable and easy-drinking Barolo, this is a great choice. This Barolo is pretty much ready to drink now.
92/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Okt 31, 2017 Plenty of sweet berry and cherry flavors mark this supple, juicy Barolo, accented by mineral and tobacco notes. Has grip, persisting on the licorice-, leather- and tobacco-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2022 through 2038.
91/100 Punkte Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2012 Glass-staining ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of dark berry compote, cola and violet, with subtle vanilla and underbrush nuances. Broad and sweet on the palate, offering ripe blackberry and cherry-vanilla flavors and slow-mounting smokiness. The floral note comes back on the finish, which clings with impressive tenacity and focus. Shows good energy for a ripe vintage.
90+/100 Punkte Robert Parker Dec 30, 2016 The 2014 Chianti Classico is a beautiful wine with sharp focus and brightness. The wine is loaded with energy and verve. Despite the negative comments you hear about this vintage, this wine demonstrates that hard work and careful fruit selection can make the difference. This base Chianti Classico is composed of 100% Sangiovese. Brancaia is best known for its excellent results with international grape varieties, but they have no problem making first-rate Sangiovese as well.
92/100 Punkte Robert Parker Dec 30, 2016 The 2012 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Mocenni 89 (100% Sangiovese) is a nicely compact and well-constructed wine with thick textural richness and lots of fruity fiber at its core. This is a delicious wine - and a slightly offbeat expression within this Tuscan appellation - that delivers generous tones of smoky, dark fruit and crushed mineral. This wine should flesh out and evolve over the next ten years. Only 5,000 bottles were produced.
92/100 Punkte Wine Spectator, Oct 31, 2016 Tough, rustic, chewy tannins overshadow black cherry and blackberry fruit notes in this muscular red, which is concentrated but not out of bounds. Earth, tea and spice notes emerge in the aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2030.
92/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Apr 30, 2018 Rich, with cherry, vanilla and spice flavors, this red shows the modern side of Chianti Classico. Smooth, yet with dense tannins and lively acidity for support. Still fresh and youthful, this ends with spice and tobacco notes. Drink now through 2028.
95/100 Punkte James Suckling October 2017 This is extremely tangy and vibrant with dried cherry and berry character and hints of almond and toasted oak. Full body, firm and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink in 2020 but so good now.
91/100 Punkte Falstaff Mai 2019 Zunächst etwas zurückhaltend in der Nase. Mit Luft dann schöne fruchtige Noten, mit reifer Mandarine, getrockneter Ananas, dazu weisses Nougat und Milchschokolade, wirkt komplex. Am Gaumen vollmundig und weich, stoffig und mit einer leichten Schärfe und Herbe sowie Noten von Pfirsich im langen Abgang ausgestattet.
90/100 Punkte Robert Parker April 2018 The balsamic and fruit-driven 2016 Gotes Blanques is an unoaked Garnacha Blanca from the village of La Morera de Montsant at 650 meters in altitude. It fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and was partly aged in cement vats. It's very fresh and delineated, with very good acidity and focused, pungent flavors and a mineral finish.
92/100 Punkte Robert Parker April 2014 Hirsch's 2012 Gruner Veltliner Lamm is fascinatingly Chablis-like in its aromatics and savor, projecting salted, herbed chicken and mushroom stock mingled with salivary gland-milking oyster liquor. Full, expansive and palpably extract rich, this finishes with impressive grip if also with a bit of extraneous bitterness not anticipated from the nose or the initial palate impression. Expect this to pique appetites and attention at table through at least 2022, and quite possibly to reveal yet greater profundity.
90/100 Punkte Falstaff 08/16 Knackfrischer Apfel und etwas geröstete Haselnuss. Am Gaumen pikant, dabei frisch mit vitaler Säure und trockenem Charakter. Elegante, leichtfüßige Art am Gaumen. Einer vibrierenden Säure und dem moderaten Alkohol sei es gedankt. Riesling mit Präsenz, Frische und Trinkfluss.
90+/100 Punkte Robert Parker Dec 2017 The 2015 Rheingau Riesling Trocken Hargardun (from 25+-year-old vines mainly in Hallgarten and Oestrich) opens with an intense yet fine and elegant bouquet of perfectly ripe Riesling flavors intertwined with discreet spicy terroir flavors. Macerated for up to 30 hours and fermented and aged in 1'200-liter Stücks, this is a full-bodied and dense but elegant and well-balanced dry Riesling. It has ripe, salty acidity that carries this slightly creamy-textured yet refreshing and finessed wine with its fine yet young phenols into a long and well-structured finish. There is a hint of oak and sur-lie aging that gives the Hargardun additional complexity. This is an excellent Riesling with seafood and white meat, but I'd recommend aging it for another 3-5 years. Bottled in September 2016 (screwcap), tasted in November 2017.