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.
90/100 Punkte Vinous, Sept. 2017 Pale straw. Easygoing and fruity with white peach, pear and yellow apple aromas and flavors; a lovely wine. The finish is long and bright. Juicy fun wine and only 12.5% alcohol.
91/100 Punkte James Suckling Oct. 2017 A layered and very intense white with sliced lemon and green apple. Some bay leaf and lemon grass undertones. Full body, tight and fruity with a lively undertone of acidity. Drink now and enjoy. Dynamic white.
90/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Feb 2017 This has a laserlike feel on the palate, featuring blackberry and boysenberry fruit focused by bracing acidity. Textbook Barbera, with a juicy finish. Drink now through 2019. 400 cases imported.
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.
92+/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2017 The 2013 Barolo Cannubi is a delicately perfumed wine that shows fine aromas of pressed rose, wild berry, tar, licorice and bright cherry cola. The wine is vibrant and pristine in terms of its intensity, yet it delivers that intensity with measured precision. I remember a time not too long ago when Cascina Adelaide adopted a very different approach to winemaking with more evident oak influences. Fast forward to today, and the estate's wines are fine and finessed instead. They show a very positive stylistic evolution. Give it a few more years of cellar aging.
94/100 Punkte James Suckling February 2017 Aromas of dried fruit, mushrooms and bark. Ripe-fruit undertones. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs time to soften. Powerful Cannubi. Better in 2020.
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.
92/100 Punkte Wine Spectator June 30, 2015 Pure and fresh-tasting, with good cut to the dark plum, blackberry pie and hot stone flavors, full of mincemeat and mineral notes. The luscious finish oozes chocolate mousse and raspberry ganache accents. Drink now through 2022.
90/100 Punkte Vinous September 2017 Bright straw. Lemon and green papaya on the perfumed nose. Then fresh and saline, with lemony bite to the fresh orchard fruit flavors. Finishes long and juicy. Made with Nerello Mascalese vinified as a white wine (in other words, without any skin contact). (12.5% alcohol).
95/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide 2016/17 Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Reife schwarze Kirschen, feines Waldbeerkonfit, zarte Kräuterwürze, noch etwas zurückhaltend, mit Luft etwas Cassis und balsamische Nuancen. Komplex, sehr elegant, angenehme Fruchtsüße, feine, reife Tannine, gute Frische im Abgang, zeigt sich bereits sehr balanciert, ein facettenreicher Speisenbegleiter mit Reifepotenzial.