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Silvestri Castelli Romani Rosso
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Silvestri Castelli Romani Rosso
2007
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerCantine Silvestri
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeCesanese, Montepulciano and Merlot grape.
Year2007
Alcohol12 %
TasteThe initial attack is delicate, the alcohol is well balanced, this is a well balanced wine with form tannins. A wine that is easy to drink.
ColourRuby red with violet hues.
TCD Opinion
2007 was a stellar growing year in Lazio. Four star year considered good.

One of our best quality to price ratio wines we carry at the Cellar Door. An every day, smooth and easy drinking red and a great accompaniment to food.
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TCD Score: 85/100
85 Points for a fair every day drinking wine, a good trade off between price and quality.
 
Elorina Nero d'Avola Eloro
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Elorina Nero d'Avola Eloro
2004
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerElorina
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Nero d'Avola (known also as "Calabrese").
Year2004
Alcohol13 %
TasteSweet, ripe black cherry, and chocolate notes with undertones of vanilla.
ColourBeautiful dense ruby with purple hues.
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered excellent.

A really charming, traditional wine from the vineyards of Sicily. A wine that highlights the unique characteristics of that region at a very special price.
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TCD Score: 85/100
A score of 85 for a "classic" from Sicily. Nero d'Avola is one of the most famous products of the region. There are very few bottles that reach DOC status, indeed only one DOC is imported into the states. We are proud to have a DOC in this variety especially at this price.
 
Marabino - Carmen
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Marabino - Carmen
2007
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerMarabino
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Nero d'Avola
Year2007
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteIntense, tannic and soft.
ColourRuby red.
TCD Opinion
A very difficult vintage for the Sicilian viticulture. Climate occurrence that has encouraged massive attacks of mildew that has led to loss of production. However, the fewer bunches per vine, brought to an excellent quality of the product. Harvest very early especially for whites.

A fare example of Sicilian Nero d'Avola from a difficult year but a good example of the grape.
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TCD Score: 85/100
85 Points for a wine that suffered from the vintage. Still very palatable and a good example of a Sicilian Nero d'Avola.
 
Zaccagnini il vino dal tralcetto
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Zaccagnini il vino dal tralcetto
2006
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerZaccagnini
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeMontepluciano d'Abruzzo 100%
Year2006
Alcohol12,5 %
TasteFruity wine, full-bodied and robust, well-balanced with tannin and oak features.
ColourIntense ruby red colour with violet nuances.
TCD Opinion
Traditional Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, a favourite of the local wine enthusiasts. This wine is growing in popularity outside of Italy. Once a wine thought "rough and burly" the 2005 vintage is refined and polished.

Dark deep reddish purple with garnet hues. A subtle nose but clear aromas of coffee and dark chocolate, the wine smells like Tiramisu in a glass. A touch of wood on the...
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TCD Score: 89/100
This wine is a kirsch, peppery, black cherry fruit. On the attack, it offers good ripeness and purity, medium body, and a savory, uncomplicated, mouthfilling style. 89 points for the 2005 quality bottling from Zaccagnini.
 
Leone de Castris Negroamaro Elo veni
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Leone de Castris Negroamaro Elo veni
2006
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerLeone De Castris
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeNegroamaro 100%
Year2006
Alcohol13 %
TasteFull, soft and persistent taste.
ColourWine from the red colour stels intense.
TCD Opinion
Negroamaro Red I.G.T. Salento. VINTAGE '06 on the guide ANNUARIO DEI MIGLIORI VINI ITALIANI 2009.

Elo Veni is made from 100% Negroamaro grapes on the Salento peninsula of southern Italy . It has a fruity bouquet with vanilla tones and deep red fruit on the palate. A...
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TCD Score: 87/100
87 Points for a good vintage for an up and coming grape. If you havent tried a negroamaro, for this price and a renowned producer, we recommend this bottle.
 
Cantina Tollo Colle Secco Montepulciano D'Abruzzo
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Cantina Tollo Colle Secco Montepulciano D'Abruzzo
2005
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerCantina Tollo
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Year2005
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteFull-bodied, with good structure with sweet tannins, well-balnced with good length.
ColourRuby red with purplish highlights and slightly garnet rim.
TCD Opinion
One of the best value wines we sell and a favourite of the staff.

A fruit forward Montepulciano with that typical spicey/cocoa nose you'd expect from a MdA.
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TCD Score: 88/100
88 Points for a wine of supreme QPR. Montepulciano under €10 doesn't get better than this.
 
Tudernum Merlot
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Tudernum Merlot
2006
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerTudernum
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeMerlot
Year2006
Alcohol13 %
TasteDry, soft, rightly tannic, balanced
ColourBrilliant ruby red Merlot
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered good

An Umbrian Merlot from a top producer, we've placed it on sale for you to try an exceptional value bottle of wine, a real quality to price stunner.
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TCD Score: 86/100
86 points for a respectable every day drinking Merlot from Umbria.
 
Caparzo Chianti Classico Piccolo Borgo
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Caparzo Chianti Classico Piccolo Borgo
2006
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerCaparzo & Borgo Scopeto
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese.
Year2006
Alcohol13 %
TasteChianti Classico: Balanced, well structured and elgant; long lasting taste at the palate
ColourRed ruby
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered very good

Great price for a Chianti from the famous Caparzo vineyards. 30% off this item and a real opportunity.
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TCD Score: 86/100
A score of 86 for a very pleaseant wine. Well rappresentative of the italian Chianti
 
Tudernum Cabernet Sauvignon
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Tudernum Cabernet Sauvignon
2006
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerTudernum
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeCabernet Sauvignon
Year2006
Alcohol13 %
TasteFull-bodied with a strong tannic structure; very pleseant
ColourIntense ruby red with violet reflections
TCD Opinion
Umbrian wine growing is coming forward in leaps and bounds and Tudurnum are one of the most well known producers. A nice every day drinking Cabernet Sauvignon in an area not well known for this grape. An interesting wine.

Very intresting wine with a great balance beetwen price and quality. We suggest to try it with important meal dishes
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TCD Score: 87/100
87 Points for the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Umbrian countryside.
 
Colle di San Domenico Irpinia Aglianico
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Colle di San Domenico Irpinia Aglianico
2006
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerColle di San Domenico
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeAglianico 100%
Year2006
Alcohol13 %
TasteThe wine taste is Structured, tannic, soft, full-bodied flavours of black fruits, rose petal and tobacco. A dry long finish.
ColourA ruby red colour wine with violet reflections.
TCD Opinion
Four star year considered very good.

Great little red with a strong personality. We would expect to pay double for a bottle of such quality. This is a bargain.
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TCD Score: 85/100
This wine from the Campania region scores 85. The Irpinia Aglianico is traditionally the cheapest expression of the Aglianico grape but being a little more mellow than a full blown Taurasi isn't always a bad thing. This is a great table wine and works perfectly to compliment most meat and pasta dishes.
 
Scarbolo Merlot
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Scarbolo Merlot
2006
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerScarbolo
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeMerlot 100%
Year2006
Alcohol13 %
TasteThe palate is medium bodied with soft sweet tannins and balanced structure.
ColourThe color is ruby red with violet hues.
TCD Opinion
Four stars year

A good quality Merlot that brings out the flavours of red meat dishes. This is a meaty Merlot to be enjoyed today.
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TCD Score: 88/100
With 88 points on 100 this Merlot is perfect as an accompaniment to food. An everyday wine to be drunk now.
 
Terra di Vento Petrale Aglianico
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Terra di Vento Petrale Aglianico
2006
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerTerra di Vento
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Aglianico
Year2006
Alcohol13 %
TasteFruity and tannic with a good acidity the wine is well balanced.
ColourDark purple.
TCD Opinion
A great example of Aglianico at an every day drinking price. This is an up and coming producer not for sale in the UK with any other website. Enjoy!

Intense dark ruby red, black in the centre. Gorgeous nose of dark cherry, a little earth and some raspberries, if blind I'd have guessed a young Barolo! Tannic, good...
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TCD Score: 85/100
85 Points for a solid and fruity Aglianico. Not bringing tremendous nuances this is a bottle of wine to be enjoyed with food and friends. Very pleasant and good QPR.
 
Masi Valpolicella Classico Bonacosta
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Masi Valpolicella Classico Bonacosta
2007
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerMasi
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
Year2007
Alcohol12.5 %
TasteGood structure on the palate; ripe cherry is still the dominant flavour with cooked plums and touches of sweet cinnamon spice. Delicious.
ColourBright ruby red with violet hues.
TCD Opinion
2007 in the Veneto was a better year than most of the rest of Italy, we will see some excellent Valpolicella and Amarone wines when they are released.

Quality Valpolicella from one of the Veneto's most famous and revered producers; Masi. This is a baby Amarone from a great year. Drink it young and be very happy with the...
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TCD Score: 88/100
A fair score of 88 points for a true representation of the grapes of Verona from a very good year. Drink young.
 
Leone de Castris Primitivo di Manduria -V. Santera
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Leone de Castris Primitivo di Manduria -V. Santera
2007
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerLeone De Castris
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Primitivo di Manduria D.O.C.
Year2007
Alcohol14,50 %
TasteSweet and fruity blackberry tastes.
ColourIntense dark red.
TCD Opinion
An extremely well balanced wine to be enjoyed young. The wine manages a great balance of tannins and yet is high in alcohol content. The flavour is one of blackberry's and licorice and leaves a bittersweet aftertaste for 30 seconds on the tongue. This wine goes through a long maceration process that produces the flavours and colour so unique to this wine.

A typical wine from Puglia. The 2005 Primitivo di Manduria is a major success for the vintage with its dark violet color, its nose of cherries, spice, and licorice, and its...
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TCD Score: 87/100
A score of 87 for an excellent wine that has made something of a come back after a few poor vintages. The 2005 was excitidly heralded by the producers and the final product deserves the hype; you will not be disappointed.
 
Tudernum Rojano dell'Umbria
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Tudernum Rojano dell'Umbria
2004
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerTudernum
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese, Merlot and Sagrantino.
Year2004
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteGentle structure with a tannic aftertaste
ColourGreat dark ruby red with violet reflections.
TCD Opinion
Five star Umbrian vintage.

A wonderful blended Umbrian wine. High scoring from a stunning vintage, excellent value.
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TCD Score: 89/100
89 Points for a top blended Umbrian wine utilizing traditional Umbrian grapes and International varieties, very interesting and very tasty. A star buy.
 
Poggio Argentiera Principio
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Poggio Argentiera Principio
2007
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerPoggio Argentiera
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Ciliegiolo
Year2007
Alcohol14 %
TasteFull bodied wine, feminine on the finish with good tannic structure.
ColourDeep purple.
TCD Opinion
A well made quality Ciliegiolo.

Deep purple in the glass, beautiful cherried nose, hints of vanilla and raspberries, sweet to the smell. Mid-full bodied, silky smooth mouth feel, well balanced tannins,...
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TCD Score: 88/100
88 Points for a tasty and flavourful Tuscan speciality.
 
Elorina Pachino Eloro
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Elorina Pachino Eloro
2004
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerElorina
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Nero d'Avola (known also with the name "Calabrese").
Year2004
Alcohol13,5 %
TasteA really robust red with strong tannins that ease up after time spent in the decanter. The wine itself becomes more smooth but a strong aftertaste is also experienced.
ColourOur D.O.C. Eloro Pachino has an intense red ruby colour with red brick shades as it starts to age.
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered good.

Nero d'Avola, the fashionable grape and cousin of Syrah is a total bargain. A typical product of Sicily Nero d'Avola is coming up fast. If you haven't tried this grape...
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TCD Score: 87/100
A score of 87 is a good result for this typical wine of the south-west of Sicily
 
Cà del Vent Cellatica Superiore
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Cà del Vent Cellatica Superiore
2004
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerCà del Vent
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeMarzemino (30%), Barbera (30%), Schiava Gentile (10%), Incrocio Terzi n°1 (10%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), Merlot (10%)
Year2004
Alcohol12.5 %
TasteWell structured, intense and elegant.In the mouth the typical light bitter note which is the main feature of the Cellatica wines come through clearly.
ColourDeep garnet red, very intense
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered excellent

A real blend from Lombardy offering an interesting experience for the taster. Fruity and fun wine that give you something to ponder.
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TCD Score: 88/100
A score of 88 for an harmonic and balanced wine
 
Diego Curtaz Torrette
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Diego Curtaz Torrette
2007
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerDiego Curtaz
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape75 Petit Rouge, 5% Cornalin, 5% Fumin, 5% Vien de nus, 5% Premetta, 5% Neyret.
Year2007
Alcohol13 %
TasteVelvety mouthfeel with obvious floral notes, this wine takes on almond characteristics with ageing.
ColourRuby red with violet hues.
TCD Opinion
A four star vintage in the Valle d'Aosta helped this wine find a close to perfect expression.

Tiny production of 2000 bottles a year, this is a unique blended wine from the Valle d'Aosta region of Italy.
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TCD Score: 86/100
A score of 86 points for an intrigiuing blend that will be quite unlike anything you've tried before.
 
Cantina Tollo Aldiano
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Cantina Tollo Aldiano
2006
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerCantina Tollo
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeMontepulciano 100%
Year2006
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteFull-bodied, smooth and lingerig with a pleasant nose-palate symmetry.
ColourRich ruby red with purplish highlights
TCD Opinion

A perfect example of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo from the famed Cantina Tollo.
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TCD Score: 89/100
89 Points for the entry level Montepulciano from Cantina Tollo.
 
La Braccesca Achelo Syrah
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La Braccesca Achelo Syrah
2006
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerAntinori
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Syrah
Year2006
Alcohol14 %
TasteIt is stylish and well-balanced, with sweet tannins, nice mineral hints and aromas of red berry fruits and white plums.
ColourThis red wine shows purply hues typical of the grape variety.
TCD Opinion
Five stars year considered excellent. Low temperatures in late April and early May in the Cortona area delayed the vegetation process and subsequent phases, including ripening of the grapes, by about 10 days. This phenomenon caused lower quantities of grapes, but higher quality, since from mid-August onwards the temperatures remained steady and the Merlot grapes ripened perfectly. Overall this year will be recorded as once of the best in terms of quality

A good price for a fine Antinori wine.
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TCD Score: 87/100
A score of 87 for a wine a good value Syrah.
 
Poggio Argentiera Bellamarsilia
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Poggio Argentiera Bellamarsilia
2007
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerPoggio Argentiera
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese 85% - Ciliegiolo 10% - Alicante 5%
Year2007
Alcohol13.97 %
TasteMid-bodied wine, good acidity, a touch hollow but a pretty finish.
ColourVery dark ruby red.
TCD Opinion
86 Points for a very good entry level Morellino di Scansano by one of the regions fastest up and coming producers.

Very dark ruby red, purple-ish in the middle, vibrant, clear. Quickly aromatic of cherries, raspberry, mid-bodied wine, good acidity, a touch hollow but a pretty finish. 86...
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TCD Score: 86/100
86 Points for an every day drinking Morellino di Scansano.
 
Diego Curtaz Petit Rouge
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Diego Curtaz Petit Rouge
2007
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerDiego Curtaz
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape
Year2007
Alcohol12-13 %
TasteFloral palate profile.
ColourRuby Red.
TCD Opinion
Four star years considered very excellent

Drink it young and be very happy with the price you paid for such a quality wine. Highly recommended.
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TCD Score: 88/100
A score of 88 points for a high quality product. Salut!
 
Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva
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Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva
2004
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerLeone De Castris
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeNegroamaro (90%) and Malvasia nera of Lecce (10%)
Year2004
Alcohol13 %
TasteThe wine has a bitter chocolate character but the primary flavour is of dried figs or prunes.
ColourA ruby red colour with garnet reflections.
TCD Opinion
The 2004 Salice Salentino Riserva has all the classic nose and palate of a Negro Amaro-based wine. Its packed with red fruit, has hints of leather and a smooth alcoholic warmth. Drinking well in 2007 but could take 1-2 years more to fully reach it's potential.

The Prince of Salento wine's. This is a riserva bottle from one of the regions most famous vineyards. For those who like the big meaty reds of the south.
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TCD Score: 88/100
A score of 88 for a well balanced hearty red. If price were included whilst scoring the wine would be in the 90's. We highly recommend you try this wine.
 
Diego Curtaz Gamay
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Diego Curtaz Gamay
2007
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerDiego Curtaz
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape85% Gamay and 15% regional grape varieties.
Year2007
Alcohol12.5 %
TasteGreat flavours of cherry jam, mid bodied with fine delicate tannins.
ColourRuby red colour
TCD Opinion
A four star vintage in the Valle d'Aosta that complimented those growing the Gamay grape. This is a limited production wine from one of the most undervalued areas of Italian wine production.

Valle d'Aosta Gamay. If you're looking for something very different, you've found it. An excellent bottle from Diego Curtaz, very good QPR.
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TCD Score: 87/100
87 Points for a great accomplishment, bringing Gamay to a unique expression in the Italian alps.
 
Michele Chiarlo Grignolino
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Michele Chiarlo Grignolino
2007
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerMichele Chiarlo
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Grignolino.
Year2007
Alcohol12.8 %
TasteThis is a simple but pleasing wine full of fruit and a minty taste that is very light, fresh and clean finishing.
ColourLight ruby-red in colour with subtle amber reflections.
TCD Opinion
This is not a powerhouse but a subtle wine to be tried and understood. It is pleasant but will not require a note in your diary. Interesting wine to try.

Grignolino is not a very famous wine even within Italy, the grape has not been exported to other climates with good reason. The grape is not capable of blockbuster wines...
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TCD Score: 86/100
86 points for a good Grignolino that gives about as much as the grape can offer.
 
Marabino - Don Pasquale
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Marabino - Don Pasquale
2007
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerMarabino
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Nero d'Avola
Year2007
Alcohol14 %
TastePersistent with a good freshness and tannic weave.
ColourRuby red with purple hue.
TCD Opinion
Vintage very difficult for the Sicilian viticulture. Climate occurrence that has encouraged massive attacks of mildew that has led to loss of production. However, the fewer bunches per vine, brought to an excellent quality of the product. Harvest very early especially for whites.

You wont find this wine available anywhere else. A great little wine under €10 that is smooth and elegant yet with that Syrah like strength. To be tried.
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TCD Score: 88/100
88 Points for the Don Pasquale, a step up in Nero d'Avola production from the Carmen.
 
Antonelli San Marco Montefalco Rosso
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Antonelli San Marco Montefalco Rosso
2003
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerAntonelli San Marco
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese 65%, Sagrantino 15%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Merlot 10%
Year2003
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteIn the mouth it is generous, warm and beautifully balanced.
ColourDeep ruby red with purple tints.
TCD Opinion
Fine blended wine in the DOCG Sagrantino area from a hit and ripe 2003. Nice price for an interesting wine.

Good price for a taste of Umbria from an up and coming producer. 4 grapes go into an interesting blend that is all Italy.
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TCD Score: 86/100
86 Points for an interesting and potent blend.
 
Caparzo Morellino di Scansano - La Doga
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Caparzo Morellino di Scansano - La Doga
2006
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerCaparzo & Borgo Scopeto
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape85% Sangiovese, 15% assorted grapes.
Year2006
Alcohol13 %
TasteA harmonious and well balanced wine with a fine finish.
ColourIntense ruby red.
TCD Opinion
The 2006 Tuscan growing season is considered average.

Morellino di Scansano is a wine very similar in flavour profile to Chianti. If you enjoy a quality Chianti but want to pay 50% less this wine is a super smart buy.
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TCD Score: 88/100
A score of 88 for an "alternative to Chianti" representing fantastic value for money.
 
Pasetti Diecicoppe
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Pasetti Diecicoppe
2007
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerPasetti Vini Azienda Agricola
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Year2007
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteLovely notes of dark fruits, easy drinking. Well balanced.
ColourDark Ruby Red
TCD Opinion
A very respectable Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

The first ever Diecicoppe, a new elite Montepulciano d'Abruzzo from Pasetti. Easy drinking, superbly balanced wine with high versatility that will grace any dark meat...
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TCD Score: 87/100
87 Points for a superb initial effort from Pasetti.
 
Poderi Colla Dolcetto d'Alba
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Poderi Colla Dolcetto d'Alba
2007
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerPoderi Colla
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeDolcetto 100%
Year2007
Alcohol12 %
TasteFlavorful, full, fresh and vinous on the palate, with a long finish, this is an appealing, easy-going wine
ColourIntense ruby red in color
TCD Opinion
2007 is being hailed as a great year for Dolcetto and Poderi Colla have outdone themselves with this effort. A taste of the Piedmont at a fair price.

Piemonte produced Dolcetto d'Alba is a great wine to accompany food and is priced to sell.
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TCD Score: 88/100
With 88 points on 100 this wine, typical of Piedmont, a great wine to accompany a good meat based pasta dish.
 
Michele Chiarlo Dolcetto
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Michele Chiarlo Dolcetto
2007
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerMichele Chiarlo
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Dolcetto
Year2007
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteThe palate is smooth and balanced, with a distinctive almond finish.
ColourBrilliant Ruby Red.
TCD Opinion
The Dolcetto is the "cheapest" wine from the Chiarlo vineyards but is a very complete and balanced wine and a good expression of the terrior.

Pretty nose of vanilla and cherries. Medium-full bodied with polished tannins and a smooth distinctive finish. (SN - 10/07)
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TCD Score: 85/100
88 points for a fine Dolcetto, a good trade between price and quality. Very enjoyable.
 
La Montecchia Forzate Raboso Veneto
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La Montecchia Forzate Raboso Veneto
2005
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerLa Montecchia
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeRaboso Piave e Raboso Veronese.
Year2005
Alcohol13,00 %
TasteIts full body warms the palate and is sustained by a good acid content which makes it a truly unique Wine.
ColourFull, ruby red.
TCD Opinion
Deep ruby red with garnet hue. Wide and full bouquet recalling morello cherry, blackberries and prunes. A hint of aromatic herbs and the typical note of stone give this wine serious features to which oak have added a gentle touch of vanilla. Dry, austere, flavoursome, rather acidulous and tannic taste.

30% off a classic wine of Veneto wine making from one of the finest producers in the area.
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TCD Score: 87/100
87 Points for a wine that just gets better and better year on year.
 
Gostolai Cannonau  Nepente 'Sos usos de una ia'
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Gostolai Cannonau Nepente 'Sos usos de una ia'
2005
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerGostolai
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape95% Cannonau with a small addition of Bovale and Pascale di Cagliari.
Year2005
Alcohol14 %
TasteWarm and enveloping, a soft balance between acid notes and rounded tannins, good lasting flavour but leaving a clean finishing touch
ColourRuby Red, bright, brilliant and full-bodied.
TCD Opinion
Four star year considered good. High quality wine produced in the old traditions of Sardinia.

The Story behind the Cellar Door & Cannonau "sos usos de una ia":
This Cannonau is a very unique wine. It has a strong full, flavour. We first...
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TCD Score: 88/100
With a score of 88 this wine is generous and full-bodied, produced with the natural methods of the old Sardinian traditions. The wine is very typical of the region and this wine highlights all the particluarities of the Cannanau grape.
 
Planeta La Segreta Rosso
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Planeta La Segreta Rosso
2005
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerPlaneta
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape50% Nero d'Avola, 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc
Year2005
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteThe wine is mid to full bodied with great balance. The tannins are appropriate and there is a long and silky finish.
ColourRuby red with purple hue.
TCD Opinion
Wines like this for £5/€7.50 do not present themselves everyday. This is a tasty wine, to be enjoyed today of a very high quality.

Exceptional quality. A really flavourful wine that is a triumphant blend of the grapes from the most famous producer in Sicily; Planeta. Superb value for money.
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TCD Score: 88/100
88 Points for a wine from Sicily's top producer in one of the best vintages in living memory. A wine to be enjoyed.
 
Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino
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Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino
2006
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerFeudi di San Gregorio
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeCandida Parolise and Sorbo Serpico Grapes in varying ratios dependent on vintage.
Year2006
Alcohol13 %
TasteOn the palate the wine shows apricots and a mineral quality, ripe finish with a luscious mouth feel.
ColourStraw-yellow colour with greenish shimmer.
TCD Opinion
Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino is one of Italys most popular wines for a very good reason. A solid and interesting bottle of white at a fair price.

The Fiano di Avellino is a more subtle wine. It reveals a gorgeously woven fabric of ripe yellow peaches, showing excellent length and lovely harmony. Ideally, it might...
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TCD Score: 88/100
88 Points for a decent Campanian vintage and a wine that consistantly represents value.
 
Zaccagnini Plaisir
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Zaccagnini Plaisir
2007
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerZaccagnini
Size0.5 l.
TypeDessert
GrapeCannonau 100%
Year2007
Alcohol13 %
TasteFull and well-orchestrated flavour, with a hint of tannin.
ColourGarnet red colour.
TCD Opinion
Cannonau grapes making a good dessert wine from Pescaresi Hills. A rare grape for the area at a very interesting price. Although capable of some ageing the wine is best drunk early.

A smooth, balanced wine with soft tannins. Lovers of sweet wines will be thrilled with the value, one of the showcase productions from famous winemaker Zaccagnini.
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TCD Score: 89/100
89 Points for a great dessert wine.
 
St Michael Eppan Lagrein Scuro
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St Michael Eppan Lagrein Scuro
2007
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerSt Michael Eppan
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Lagrein
Year2007
Alcohol13.4 %
TasteUnique Lagrein taste, full bodied and a little green but some good red fruits too.
ColourRuby red.
TCD Opinion
Lagrein is not for everyone. A tiny production grape with a characterful nose. If you like trying new wines and like distinctive flavours then give this wine a whirl.

The 2005 St Michael Eppan Lagrein Scuro is a classic example of quality Lagrein from one of the Alto Adige's top producers.
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TCD Score: 87/100
87 Points for a solid example of the varietal and a nice entry price in the reds of the Alto Adige.
 
Feudi di San Gregorio Rubrato Aglianico
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Feudi di San Gregorio Rubrato Aglianico
2005
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerFeudi di San Gregorio
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Aglianico
Year2005
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteIn the mouth it is balanced; the finish brings to mind fresh fruit and ends on a delicate aromatic note.
ColourIntense ruby red in colour and crystal clear.
TCD Opinion
We strongly recommend you pick up a bottle of this Aglianico, year on year one of the best value producers of this grape.

One of Italys most consistant Aglianico wines. Loyal to the grape, tannic and flavourful. An aromatic wine that offers great price to quality ratio. Recommended.
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 Points for the best Rubrato we can remember. 2005 was a good Campanian vintage and the Rubrato bares that out.
 
Caparzo Rosso di Montalcino
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Caparzo Rosso di Montalcino
2006
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerCaparzo & Borgo Scopeto
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese Grosso (Brunello)
Year2006
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteWarm, dry, generous and wellbalanced.
ColourIntense ruby red.
TCD Opinion
4 stars year considered excellent.

With this wine you are getting a great taste of the Sangiovese grape from one of Tuscany's top producers.
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TCD Score: 86/100
With 86 points on 100 the Rosso di Montalcino is the simplest wine coming from this famous vineyard. It is a true expression of the Sangiovese grape and gives you the chance to experience this most famous of grapes from Tuscany, from a top vineyard, but at everyday prices. Recommended.
 
Frescobaldi Morellino di Scansano
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Frescobaldi Morellino di Scansano
2006
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerFrescobaldi
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese
Year2006
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteClean on the palate with plum and jam notes.
ColourRuby Red
TCD Opinion
Better Morellino's if you have love for Frescobaldi it could be worth checking out.

A good year in Tuscany and a fair Morellino. There is better value on the market and we point you in the direction of the Caparzo alternative.
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TCD Score: 83/100
83 Points for an average Morellino, this is not our favourite example of the grape.
 
Braida Barbera d'Asti Montebruna
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Braida Barbera d'Asti Montebruna
2004
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerBraida
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Barbera
Year2004
Alcohol13.5% %
TasteIt is deep, full and harmonious in the mouth, with a long finish that maintains lasting taste and finishes with almond.
ColourRuby red-violet.
TCD Opinion
Good year with a very good September; Braida vineyards were something of a falcon from the flames! Wonderful Barbera, a hardy little grape!

Bright ruby red colour with a striking nose of ripe cherries and red berries. This wine has a full bodied and smooth textured taste with a long finish, the final notes...
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 points for the 2004 Montebruna from the top Barbera vineyard in the world. Very elegant and soft, good balance. If you are looking for a top quality wine under £10, this is a strong contender.
 
La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
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La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
2005
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerAntinori
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape90% Prugnolo Gentile, 10% Merlot
Year2005
Alcohol13,5 %
TasteA generous and vibrant flavour with nice minerally hints typical of the zone and the vintage year. Soft, balanced tannins demonstrate the perfect ripeness of the grapes.
ColourThe wine is bright ruby red
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered very good. Due to a rainy autumn with low average temperatures and some snow, foliage regrowth was 12-15 days later than the previous year. On the other hand, the favourable weather in spring allowed the vines to develop well, about 10 days earlier than usual. The months of June, July and August were quite ‘cool’ with average temperatures of around 24°C and plenty of rain in August. This hindered the ripening process and the harvest but the grapes were nevertheless healthy, fully ripe and high in potential, in line with the standard of recent vintage years.

Very good wine, typical of Tuscany's production. We suggest you to try it indeed
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TCD Score: 88/100
A score of 88 for an eclectic wine, very elegant for any situations.
 
La Montecchia Merlot Colli Euganei Riserva
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La Montecchia Merlot Colli Euganei Riserva
2004
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerLa Montecchia
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeMerlot.
Year2004
Alcohol13,00 %
TasteIts refined fabric is silky smooth.
ColourFull, ruby red.
TCD Opinion
The choice of elective terroir and the improvement of the more consistent techniques of vineyard to its characteristics, have allowed the Merlot to abandon, in these last years,the dresses of vine from the great productivity transforming it from comprimario of luxury in soloist appreciated. Sturdy wine and at the same time of innate elegance, it expresses in the youth his best dowries.

A hot year in the Veneto producing a quality Merlot. The Merlot wines of the Colli Euganei are starting to creep into the Gambero Rosso guides, this is a wine to be...
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TCD Score: 89/100
With 89 on 100 we are tasting a good wine approaching the excellence!
 
Frescobaldi Chianti Riserva Nipozzano
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Frescobaldi Chianti Riserva Nipozzano
2003
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerFrescobaldi
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape90% Sangiovese; 10% Malvasia, Colorino, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon
Year2003
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteThe attack offers dense, impressive pulp, and finegrained tannins that marry beautifully with its alcohol; the result is a solidly-built, but not heavy or extractive, wine with a seamless, long-lingering finish.
ColourAn enticing, rather pronounced ruby red, edged with garnet.
TCD Opinion
Good value the 2003 is at is optimum drinking potential now thru 2011.

Nice aromas of flowers, fruit, and lightly oaked the wine has a medium body and a good balanced. Drink today.
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TCD Score: 89/100
89 Points for a hot vintage in Chianti, the wine is super ripe and approachable.
 
Braida Monferrato Rosso Il Bacialè
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Braida Monferrato Rosso Il Bacialè
2006
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerBraida
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape60% Barbera, 20% Pinot Noir 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot.
Year2006
Alcohol13 %
TasteThe pinot gives a delicate note of blackberry, and a warm, pleasing mouth-feel, from the finish of plum, pepper and cinnamon. A complex and elegant wine.
ColourIntense, brilliant ruby red.
TCD Opinion
An adventurous wine from Braida but an interesting mix that we can recommend as a brilliant accompaniment to food.

A bright ruby red with spices dominating the nose. The finish is fresh with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and berries. Charming wine, supple and drinking well today. (SN - 10/07)
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TCD Score: 88/100
88 points for an interesting blend for Braida. A tellingly quality wine that is unique. Worth a try.
 
Poderi Colla Nebbiolo d'Alba -
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Poderi Colla Nebbiolo d'Alba -
2006
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerPoderi Colla
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Nebbiolo, Lampia and Michet subvarieties
Year2006
Alcohol12.5 %
TasteFull-bodied, structured, with firm yet pleasing tannins.
ColourIntense ruby red.
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered good

The Nebbiolo d'Alba might not pack the same punch as the Barolo from Poderi Colla but at this price what you get is a brilliant expression of pure Nebbiolo finesse. Give...
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TCD Score: 89/100
With 89 points on 100 Nebbiolo Cascine Drago is an elegant companion for all italian meat/pasta dishes.
 
Costera
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Costera
2006
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerArgiolas
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Cannanou
Year2006
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteRich, well-rounded, satisfying, with a good structure, characteristic in its unmistakable bouquet - this wine is long-lived if well preserved in the bottle.
ColourThe intense, ruby red color of this wine tends toward orange with age.
TCD Opinion
The QPR of this wine is stunning. Bargain.

The 2006 Costera Isola dei Nuraghi (100% Cannonau) is another knock-out effort from Argiolas. It reveals masses of super-ripe fruit bacon fat and licorice flavors. Today...
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 Points for a great example of the grape in a great Sardinian vintage.
 
Braida Barbera del Monferrato Frizzante
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Braida Barbera del Monferrato Frizzante
2007
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerBraida
Size0.75 l.
TypeFizzy
Grape100% Barbera.
Year2007
Alcohol13 %
TasteBubbly foam, lightly sparkling, choc full of berries and full bodied.
ColourBright ruby red-violet color.
TCD Opinion
This is quality fizz with a berry taste. If the Piedmont had a party, this wine would be the DJ. Great fun.

If you're looking for a top quality fizzy red to liven up a tasting or a tapas then this is just the ticket. Flavourful and delicious with food.
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TCD Score: 87/100
87 Points - fizzy reds can't be scored in the same way as still reds however, this wine receives its score because it fulfills its purpose. It is great quality fizz that will slide down wonderfully at parties.
 
Elorina Pachino Riserva Eloro
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Elorina Pachino Riserva Eloro
2001
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerElorina
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Nero d'Avola (known also by the name "Calabrese").
Year2001
Alcohol12.5 %
TasteFlavors of black cherry, plum, vanilla, and rich earth highlight the understated elegance of this wine. Aged in barriques to add new levels of flavor and complexity which are realized in a full bodied, long lasting, velvety finish.
ColourDark Ruby red.
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered good

Eloro Pachino Riserva is one of the finest examples of the Nero D'Avola currently available on the market. For a DOC riserva wine, this is a bargain price.
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TCD Score: 88/100
A score of 88 for this reserve that shows all its body. The year is good indeed and helps the charming flavour.
 
Poderi Colla Barbera d'Alba Costa Bruna
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Poderi Colla Barbera d'Alba Costa Bruna
2006
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerPoderi Colla
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Barbera
Year2006
Alcohol13 %
TasteAppealing and forward, both charming in youth and cellar-worthy.
ColourDeep, intense ruby red.
TCD Opinion
Four stars vintage considered very good. 2006 was a good year for Barbera, the quality of Poderi Colla means this wine can be cellared.

Value with a capital V. Barbera was the star turn in 2005 and this producer is knocking out some of the very best Barbera's available.
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TCD Score: 87/100
With 87 points on 100, Barbera d'Alba Costa Bruna is an all-round food wine as well as being an excellent option for the cellar.
 
Poderi Colla Bricco del Drago
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Poderi Colla Bricco del Drago
2004
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerPoderi Colla
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeDolcetto 85% Nebbiolo 15%
Year2004
Alcohol13 %
TasteA chorus where Nebbiolo gives the peak performance with Dolcetto in the background. Spicy and/or vinous notes characteristic of the two varieties, mellowed by ageing. Very rich but non-aggressive.
ColourVery intense, deep ruby red, with the purple reflections typical of young Dolcetto.
TCD Opinion
Five stars year considered legendary.

Luxury dark purple in the glass, looks thick and jammy because it is. 85% dolcetto and 15% nebbiolo d'alba go into an interesting blend that starts a little sharp but has...
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 points for a legendary Piedmont wine, this is one of the best vintages and the best example of Poderi Colla's Bricco del Drago in our opinion.
 
La Montecchia Ireneo Cabernet Sauvignon
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La Montecchia Ireneo Cabernet Sauvignon
2005
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerLa Montecchia
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Carmenere.
Year2005
Alcohol14,00 %
TasteWarm, persistent, elegant and well structured wine that it is excellently lent to the aging.
ColourColor red intense ruby
TCD Opinion
The Colli Euganei are producing some of the best value reds anywhere in Italy at the moment picking up Tre Bicchiere awards and going down a treat internationally, this mostly Cabernet Sauvignon wine is no different. A bargain.

A Colli Euganei Cabernet from the most famous producer of the region. A hot vintage in the Veneto you can cellar this wine for 20 years but we consider it best drunk young....
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 points for a flavourful wine with excellent ageing potential.
 
Antinori Villa Antinori Toscana
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Antinori Villa Antinori Toscana
2005
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerAntinori
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape55% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 5% Syrah
Year2005
Alcohol13,5 %
TasteComplex and stylish with well-balanced, silky tannins and rich in extract.
ColourIntense ruby red colour
TCD Opinion
One of the best vintages in the last 10 years. This super blend from Antinori brings together the best of Antinori winemaking for a super price.

World famous Antinori produce this stunning blended wine. A true taste of Tuscany with 30% off for a limited time.
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TCD Score: 90/100
A 90 point wine at a fair price and for a limited time 30% off.
 
Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico - Riserva Misciano
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Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico - Riserva Misciano
2005
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerCaparzo & Borgo Scopeto
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese
Year2005
Alcohol13 %
TasteFull, dry, austere and structured, but harmonious and with great softness at the end
ColourDeep red, with a very slight burgundy edging.
TCD Opinion
Four star year - considered good

Beautiful nose full of spices, blackberries, cappuccino & oak, super structure and rounded tannins, a medium to full bodied wine with a fruity, pleasant, long and silky...
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TCD Score: 90/100
90/100. This is one of the best Chianti's we have tasted from 2003. A really powerful Chianti yet smooth and balanced. Really hard to fault this wine, highly recommended.
 
Cantina Tollo Cagiolo
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Cantina Tollo Cagiolo
2005
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerCantina Tollo
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Year2005
Alcohol14 %
TasteA full bodied, velvet wine that is sheer opulence, perfectly ingrained tannins and a super long finish.
ColourDark Ruby red with purple highlights.
TCD Opinion
The 2005 is quite simply one of the best wines in Italy and at this price probably the 2005 QPR steal of the region. No other Montepulciano we carry comes more highly recommended at the price.

The 2005 International Trophy Best Italian Red Varietal award winner with Decanter Magazines "World Wine Awards 2008". One of only 2 Italian wines to scoop an International...
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TCD Score: 93/100
93 Points for a stunning, complete, complex and bargainous 2005 from Cantina Tollo.
 
St Michael Eppan Cabernet Riserva
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St Michael Eppan Cabernet Riserva
2002
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerSt Michael Eppan
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc
Year2002
Alcohol14 %
TasteTypical cabernet flavours and a good length on the finish.
ColourRuby red glistens from the glass.
TCD Opinion
A stellar year for production in the Alto Adige. A great choice for those looking for a Cabernet with a little age.

A fine bottle of Cabernet with flavours of tar and a black fruit nose. However, there are better value Cabernets on the site for a lower price.
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TCD Score: 88/100
88 points for an interesting Cabernet blend. The typical characteristics of both Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon can be found in the wine.
 
St Michael Eppan Merlot Riserva
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St Michael Eppan Merlot Riserva
2004
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerSt Michael Eppan
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Merlot
Year2004
Alcohol14 %
TasteHarmonious richness. the smooth structure of its tanning agents and a fresh, lingering aftertaste combine to delight the palate.
ColourDeep garnet colour.
TCD Opinion
Good value Merlot Riserva wine that has great tannin structure from a fabulous year, this wine is capable of 20 years ageing.

Excellent Italian vintage, the 2004 Merlot Riserva from St Michael Eppan is one of the best Merlot wines from the Alto Adige.
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 Points for the best Merlot Riserva from St Michael Eppan in the last 10 years.
 
Marabino - Don Paolo
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Marabino - Don Paolo
2004
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerMarabino
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape70% Nero d'Avola - 30% Syrah
Year2004
Alcohol14 %
TasteSoft, intense and persistent.
ColourRuby red with violet hue.
TCD Opinion
This vintage has been characterised by abundant rains in winter and by mild temperatures. Excellent weather conditions during maturation and colouring of the fruit on the vine, the vintage occurred on 18th Sept. and the temperatures were high and dry.

Nero d'Avola and Syrah together. These kissing cousins compliment each other beautifully in a low yield very special bottle.
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 points for one of the best wines of the area from a superb vintage.
 
Marabino - Archimede
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Marabino - Archimede
2005
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerMarabino
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Nero d'Avola
Year2005
Alcohol14 %
TastePersistent, intense with a velvety tannin.
ColourDeep ruby red with violet hue.
TCD Opinion
Vintage characterized by cold climate of long every month. Rainy average with a slight increase in July, which has slightly delayed the harvest.

No better Nero d'Avola available on this website, nor possibly any other. Excellent.
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 Points from this estates top bottling of Sicilys most famous grape. An exhibition of top quality Nero d'Avola in one of the best vintages in modern times.
 
Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso
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Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso
2003
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerArnaldo Caprai
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese 70%, Sagrantino 15%, Merlot 15%
Year2003
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteFull bodied, rich, dry with a long finish.
ColourRich ruby red, brilliant.
TCD Opinion
One of the best value wines in Italy, a superb blended wine utilising the Sangiovese grape and using Arnaldo Caprai's unique terroir and vinification processes. This bottle is the value of Umbria, ea 90 point star buy win.

Bargain blend with a nice 8% discount. We want you to try this wine, intense flavours and nose. Fans of big wines are going to be converted.
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 Points for one of the best blended wines in Italy at this price.
 
Pasetti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Testarossa
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Pasetti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Testarossa
2004
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerPasetti Vini Azienda Agricola
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeFrom Montepulciano vineyards 40 years old
Year2004
Alcohol14 %
TasteTaste is full, rounded with good tannins and long lasting.
ColourIntense ruby-red with garnet-red reflexes
TCD Opinion
Between the best three Montepulciano of Abruzzo of the year. We are talking about a four stars year considered excellent.

A wine of very high quality. One of the best indeed for its perfect balance between price and quality
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TCD Score: 91/100
With 91 points on 100 this wine is in elite of wine from Abruzzo
 
Masi Valpolicella Anniversario Serego Alighieri
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Masi Valpolicella Anniversario Serego Alighieri
2003
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerMasi
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara clone Serego Alighieri
Year2003
Alcohol14 %
TasteA serious wine on the palate with excellent balance, good acidity and soft tannins. Cherry and plum flavours with the softness and balance typical of a wine made using the double fermentation method.
ColourDeep impenetrable ruby red colour.
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered excellent

The Cellar Door have this wine on special offer. Its a very high quality bottle from 2003 that makes a real statement at the table.
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TCD Score: 86/100
86 points for a good Valpolicella at a fair price.
 
Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva
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Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva
2004
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerAntinori
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and other complementary red varieties
Year2004
Alcohol13,5 %
TasteFull-bodied, solidly structured lingering palate with a pleasantly tannic finish. Hints of liquorice in the aftertaste.
ColourIntense ruby red colour with light garnet hues.
TCD Opinion
2004 was a hot vintage in Tuscany and the Sangiovese grape did surprisingly well. This Chianti Classico is considered one of the best in the world. Reaching a drinking peak in around 2012, however this wine is drinking beautifully today. There is no better wine under €20 on our website. Superb.

Very dark colour in the glass, intense dark ruby red with some nice pinky looking hues. The nose is fruity, spicy with the most noticeable aroma profiles of blackberries...
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TCD Score: 91/100
91 points for one of the best Chiantis from the internationally acclaimed Antinori producer.
 
Tudernum Sagrantino di Montefalco
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Tudernum Sagrantino di Montefalco
2004
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerTudernum
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Sagrantino
Year2004
Alcohol14 %
TasteDry, tannic with an elevated structure.
ColourRuby red with garnet red reflections.
TCD Opinion
Four star Umbrian vintage considered very good, this Sagrantino is right up there with the very best, but under €20 and bargainous!

Sagrantino is the pride of Umbria, producing strong, tannic and ageworthy wines. Very famous wine in Italy, less well known outside, a cult wine that you really should be...
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 points for an award winning Sagrantino.
 
La Montecchia Villa Capodilista Rosso Colli Eugane
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La Montecchia Villa Capodilista Rosso Colli Eugane
2004
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerLa Montecchia
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeMerlot 60%, Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvigno 33% and Rabos 7%.
Year2004
Alcohol13,00 %
TasteComplex and refined, warm and full-bodied.
ColourFull, ruby red.
TCD Opinion
Interesting blend from one of the Colli Euganei's most famous producers. 2004 was a star vintage, a legendary vintage this wine is capable of ageing.

Great vintage for 2004, this Colli Euganei wine is one of the best blended wines of the Veneto.
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TCD Score: 89/100
89 Points for an exciting blended Colli Euganei wine.
 
Planeta Merlot
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Planeta Merlot
2005
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerPlaneta
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Merlot
Year2005
Alcohol14.20 %
TasteThis is a really flavourful wine full of espresso, cherries and chocolate.
ColourA mid Ruby colour.
TCD Opinion
Planeta Merlots, in good years, are fantastic wines. The 2005 vintage is the best for 10 years so if you've never tried a Planeta Merlot you will be getting the best expression of this wine currently available.

2005 Planeta Merlot is a blockbuster effort from Sicily's most famous producer. Sicily's best vintage in 10 years makes this a bargain buy. Top quality. Delicious wine to...
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TCD Score: 91/100
91 points for Planeta's best Merlot ever.
 
Poggio Argentiera Capatosta Morellino di Scansano
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Poggio Argentiera Capatosta Morellino di Scansano
2006
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerPoggio Argentiera
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese 95%, Alicante 5%
Year2006
Alcohol14.65 %
TasteA full bodied wine with plenty of fruit on the palate and a long satisfying finish.
ColourDeep Purple.
TCD Opinion
Unbelievably high quality Morellino di Scansano for a terrific price. Poggio Argentiera are a fairly new producer and as such are still building on their already outstanding reputation. This is a Morellino that is capable of ageing as well as satisfying to drink today with a few hours decanting. Morellino di Scansano as good as it gets.

Deep purple in the glass, thick, deep purples to the edges. Explosive nose, super ripe, dark cherry, plums, vanilla, oak, very "chianti" on the nose, rich and impressive...
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TCD Score: 91/100
91 Points for a wine you can't even buy in the UK yet. We are bringing this to you exclusively and it is rocking the house!
 
Pinot Nero
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Pinot Nero
2005
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerFranz Haas
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapePinot Noir (Pinot Nero)
Year2005
Alcohol12.5 %
TasteA round, velvety wine, well structured with a long elegant finish.
ColourA deep ruby red.
TCD Opinion
Good vintage, great producer and fantastic value.

Medium ruby color. Perfumed nose of pure raspberry with a hint of jasmine. A nice crisp backbone of acidity balances the ripe, juicy fruit. Low to medium level of silky...
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TCD Score: 91/100
91 points for a smooth and giving Pinot Nero, flavourful and expressive.
 
Gostolai Cannonau di Sardegna Nepente Riserva
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Gostolai Cannonau di Sardegna Nepente Riserva
2003
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerGostolai
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeCannonau 100%
Year2003
Alcohol13.5 %
TastePowerful but delicate impact, fresh fruits, sweet tannins in good balance with the alcohol. This is a very well balanced wine.
ColourGarnet-red with purple flecks, brilliant and full-bodied
TCD Opinion
Four star year considered excellent.

The Story behind the Cellar Door & Cannonau Riserva:
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TCD Score: 89/100
A score of 89 - one of the best wines produced in the Sardinia region. Full-bodied taste from an extraordinary year.
 
Colle di San Domenico Taurasi
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Colle di San Domenico Taurasi
2000
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerColle di San Domenico
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeAglianico of Taurasi 100 %
Year2000
Alcohol13 %
TasteTypical, soft, full with a light aftertaste of jam, pleasantly spiced.
ColourDark red ruby with garnet red inkling.
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered excellent

Taurasi, one of the strongest and most important wines of the south from a famous producer. If you like big wines, you'll love this.
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TCD Score: 89/100
With 89 points on 100 this wine was born by the noblest and most important grape from south of Italy. It places among the best Italian red wines.
 
Santa Cecilia Planeta
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Santa Cecilia Planeta
2005
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerPlaneta
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Nero d'Avola
Year2005
Alcohol14 %
TasteMedium bodied with notes of plums, black cherry and liqourice. The wine is a bit tight with a short finish.
ColourPurple red with violet hue.
TCD Opinion
The Planeta Santa Cecilia is a wine to drink today and will be at its best from now until 2009. This is not a bottle to add to the cellar but an enjoyable wine for Nero d'Avola enthusiasts.

One of the worlds best examples of Nero d'Avola.
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TCD Score: 85/100
85 Points for a good bottle of wine. We would expect a better offering from Planeta but 2003 was not the finest vintage. Still an enjoyable wine but nothing particularly special here.
 
Planeta Syrah
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Planeta Syrah
2006
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerPlaneta
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Syrah
Year2006
Alcohol14 %
TasteThe palate is all grapes, berries and chocolate. The wine is full bodied yet is soft and smooth in the mouth. An aftertaste of 30 seconds+ of fruits and chocolate. Excellent flavours.
ColourRuby red with violet undertones.
TCD Opinion
Close to perfection, give this wine until 2010 for its best possible expression. The wine is simply stunning now, so the temptation might prove too much. In this price range this is one of the finest wines we carry.

Exciting wine from Sicily's famous Planeta producer. Lovely chocolate and berries taste, long finish and a well deserved 93 points.
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TCD Score: 93/100
93 is a deserved score for what we consider to be the best Syrah Planeta have produced and, we feel, one of the best Syrah of Italy in 2006.
 
La Braccesca Bramasole Cortona
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La Braccesca Bramasole Cortona
2005
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerAntinori
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Syrah
Year2005
Alcohol14 %
TasteThis is a well-structured wine with a soft, lingering finish.
ColourA persistant and deep inky dark red.
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered very good. The heavy rainfall in autumn 2003 refreshed the soil which had been subjected to extreme drought in the summer. The winter temperatures were quite low with heavy, frequent rain and snow. This caused a delay in budbreak which took place about 10-15 days later than average, even in the more precocious varieties. During flowering and fruit-setting the weather was very rainy and cool (with the lowest seasonal temperatures for several years) and the foliage developed well, although again later than usual, right through to the veraison and ripening phases. Intense pre-harvest selection was necessary since this weather trend made the plants excessively productive. Lastly, the harvest began a couple of weeks later than the seasonal average, when the grapes reached the perfect balance of quality and quantity both in vegetation and ripeness.

A fair price for a wine of such character and elegance. This wine is fast gaining a reputation and the 2005 vintage is superb. Great for drinking today and possible to...
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TCD Score: 90/100
A score of 90 for an high quality wine. A stunning wine coming forth strongly in the marketplace, buy it while it's still a relative unknown.
 
Leone de Castris Donna Lisa Salice Riserva
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Leone de Castris Donna Lisa Salice Riserva
2003
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerLeone De Castris
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeNegroamaro (90%), Malvasia Nera di Lecce (10%)
Year2003
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteTaste full and persistent, rich of elegant and velvety tannins.
ColourColour ruby red intense.
TCD Opinion
Five stars year considerend excellent. Vintage '03 GOLD MEDAL at the International Wine Contest 2008, Bucharest, Rumania.

In the barrique wines selection of Leone De Castris. Excellent !!!
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TCD Score: 92/100
With a score of 92 this wine is one of the best made with fermentation in oak barrels of the south of Italy
 
Masi Amarone Classico Costasera
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Masi Amarone Classico Costasera
2004
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerMasi
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape70% Corvina - 25% Rondinella - 5% Molinara
Year2004
Alcohol14 %
TasteClean on the palate with a delicious smoothness followed by the familiar hints of warm alcohol and obvious complexity to the structure. Long and delicate finish with touches of cinnamon and vanilla.
ColourDeep ruby red colour with mahogany reflections on the edges.
TCD Opinion
Five star year - considered legendary

A classic of Veneto production. A very impotant amarone of one of the best wine company on the market. The price is good if compared with the quality
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TCD Score: 90/100
This wine scores a high and deserved 90 points from 100. This wine is a classic of Venetian production. The grapes are sugar rich and less acidic than normal. An ideal climate during 2003 produced a fantastic Amarone that is one of the highest ranked wines we have at the Cellar Door. Highly recommend to all Amarone lovers.
 
Michele Chiarlo Barbaresco
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Michele Chiarlo Barbaresco
2005
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerMichele Chiarlo
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeNebbiolo - 100%
Year2005
Alcohol13.8 %
TasteSilky smooth, elegant and refined. Not a powerful Barbaresco but a comtemplative wine, well balanced and refined.
ColourBeautiful garnet red.
TCD Opinion
This years Barbaresco is the most flavourful of Michele Chiarlo's recent efforts with billberries, licorice and spices pouring forth on the nose. The wine offers a tremendously long finish and is both silky and refined. For a budget Barbaresco, this is quality.

Excellent value for money in a vintage year. The 2004 Barbaresco is already drinking beautifully. This will be a wonderful wine in which to purchase 6 bottles and try year...
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TCD Score: 91/100
91 points for a triumph in wine making in a fantastic vintage in the Piedmont. This is the highest ranking Michele Chiarlo has achieved for a Barbaresco. This year is a silky, non tannic effort that drinks beautifully today and should improve with 3-5 years cellaring.
 
Cà del Vent Cellatica Superiore 'Clavis'
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Cà del Vent Cellatica Superiore 'Clavis'
1999
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerCà del Vent
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeMarzemino (35%), Barbera (35%), Schiava Gentile (10%), Incrocio Terzi n°1 (10%), Cabernet Sauvignon (5%), Merlot (5%).
Year1999
Alcohol13,5 %
TasteThe taste is very elegant, aromatic and persistent. Very noble character and structure.
ColourIntense plum colour (of the black kind), with reflections that seem somewhat that of burgundy red.
TCD Opinion
Four star years considered excellent

5 Years from grapes before the wine hit the stores this is something a little special for the price and capable of further ageing.
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TCD Score: 90/100
A score of 90 points for a very high quality product.
 
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino
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Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino
2003
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerCaparzo & Borgo Scopeto
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese Grosso (Brunello)

Year2003
Alcohol14 %
TasteDry, warm, full-bodied, harmonious, delicate and austere at the same time, persistent.
ColourGarnet red, intense and brilliant, with light orange hints
TCD Opinion
Five stars year considered excellent

Caparzo turned out a beautiful 2003 Brunello di Montalcino. Medium ruby in color, it is a delicate, understated wine with classic Sangiovese nuances of cherries, tobacco...
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 points on 100 for a smooth, intense palate with a soft silky finish. The vintage in Tuscany for 10 years.
 
Colle di San Domenico Taurasi Riserva
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Colle di San Domenico Taurasi Riserva
1999
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerColle di San Domenico
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeAglianico of Taurasi 100%
Year1999
Alcohol13,5 %
TasteTypically soft and full with a light aftertaste of jam, pleasantly spiced.
ColourDark red ruby with garnet red tones.
TCD Opinion
Five star year - considered legendary

An outstanding year and a really special price for this Riserva from the Taurasi vineyards. The best "price to quality" wine on the website. Cannot be recommended highly...
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TCD Score: 91/100
This Riserva scores a huge 91 points out of 100. Taurasi Riserva is a part of the Elite of Italian wines and would be in anyone's Top 10 Italian wines.
 
Antonelli San Marco Sagrantino Montefalco
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Antonelli San Marco Sagrantino Montefalco
2001
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerAntonelli San Marco
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Sagrantino
Year2001
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteIn the mouth it is replete with red fruit and final tannins. This wine is suited to further ageing.
ColourDeep ruby red
TCD Opinion
A thinner Montefalco than expected, 2001 is more feminine that the powerful and super tannic 2000's. A good introduction to the world of Sagrantino or for those who prefer a gentler attack.

2001 was a great year for Sagrantino. This 2001 is less tannic than some other producers so is suited to early drinking and works for fans of a less heavy Sagrantino....
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TCD Score: 87/100
87 Points for a Sagrantino from a unique vintage.
 
Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano
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Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano
2004
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerMichele Chiarlo
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Nebbiolo
Year2004
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteFull bodied, plums, dried mushrooms and coffee notes.
ColourDeep garnet.
TCD Opinion
Traditional style Barolo very typical of the grape. Earthy and strong yet a subtle and gentle finish makes a wine for contemplation. Complex and enjoyable. Very intresting year

Silky soft, delectable finish and traditional styling make this Barolo a very fine wine indeed.
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 points for a sweet styled Barolo with a long and silky finish.
 
Ceretto Barolo Chinato
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Ceretto Barolo Chinato
2004
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerCeretto
Size0.5 l.
TypeDessert
Grape100% Nebbiolo
Year2004
Alcohol17 %
Tastesweet, fruit and raisined on the palate due to the passito vinification.
ColourDark purple.
TCD Opinion
If passito wines appeal to you then you will adore this lovingly produced one off product from Ceretto.

Unique Nebbiolo based passito dessert wine from one of the Piedmonts most famous producers. Only 10,000 bottles produced every year.
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TCD Score: 91/100
91 points for a completely unique Nebbiolo bark and herb infused dessert wine. Delicious on its own or with an italian based dessert.
 
Pinot Nero Schweizer Riserva
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Pinot Nero Schweizer Riserva
2004
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerFranz Haas
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapePinot Noir (Pinot Nero)
Year2004
Alcohol12.5 %
TasteVelvety smooth mouth-feel with soft tannins and a long finish.
ColourPale ruby red.
TCD Opinion
You can't really get better value Pinot top quality than this.

One of the Alto Adiges top cuvee Pinot Neros. This wine is only released in special vintages of which 2004 was rated "excellent". This wine can be drunk today but will keep...
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TCD Score: 93/100
93 Points for an elegant, aromatic and long lived Pinot from one of the Alto Adige's top producers.
 
Poderi Colla Barbaresco Roncaglia
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Poderi Colla Barbaresco Roncaglia
2005
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerPoderi Colla
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Nebbiolo (Lampia and Michet Subvarieties)
Year2005
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteOn the palate it is very full-bodied while also elegant, almost feminine. Straightaway intense and pleasing, long and soft, with a finish of great finesse and appeal and firm, sweet tannins.
ColourCharacteristically Nebbiolo in color, i.e. intense ruby red with subtly lighter reflections that connoisseurs will recognize.
TCD Opinion
Five stars year considered legendary

An incredible price for a year that is already gaining acclaim from critics. Highly recommended.
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TCD Score: 91/100
With 91 points for a quality Barbareco at a very attractive price. The 2005 is of a very high quality.
 
Poderi Colla Barolo Bussia Dardi Le Rose
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Poderi Colla Barolo Bussia Dardi Le Rose
2003
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerPoderi Colla
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Nebbiolo(Lampia subvariety 40% and Michet 60%)
Year2003
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteMineral and animal notes enrich its structure and layered complexity, characteristic of the “Bussia” cru; the ensemble is comparable to the intricate power of an orchestra.
ColourTypically Nebbiolo in color, in its finest and fullest expression: intense, faceted ruby red with subtly lighter hues.
TCD Opinion
Three stars vintage considered average. 2003 was a hot year in the Piedmont however, some wonderful wines were still produced despite the setbacks. This wine is one of the better showings of 2003 that managed to gain strength in the vinification process.

Perhaps not the perfect vintage of 01, the 03 was still deemed excellent and this Poderi Colla effort is actually one of the best from the year in our opinion. Perfectly...
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TCD Score: 90/100
With 90 points on 100 Barolo Bussia is a great Barolo in this vintage. With a very complex bouquet showing decided character and personality and a structured taste
 
Gaja Sito Moresco
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Gaja Sito Moresco
2005
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerGaja
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape35% Nebbiolo, 35% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Year2005
Alcohol14 %
TasteFlavours of thick black cherries (the nebbiolo), blueberries (the merlot), and chocolate-covered-espresso-stuffed raspberries (cabernet).
ColourAttractive ruby red.
TCD Opinion
Four star year - considered great.

Although you can not doubt that this is a very good wine, it's a wine that splits opinion in this fiercly traditional region. In our opinion Angelo Gaja has created a fantastic wine blended from 3 popular grapes. A vertatile and challenging wine, you will be certain to form a strong opinion about it. All serious wine enthusiasts will want to give it a try.

This blend of 3 of the world's favourite grapes produces a wine of sheer quality. A strong wine with good length and balance. All 3 grapes are present in different stages...
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TCD Score: 91/100
91 points. 2005 was a very good year in the Piedmont, the "Sito Moresco" is already drinking well but will benefit from a few years of cellaring. This is a wine for the enthusiast who loves to see progression in wine. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015
 
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino - La Casa
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Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino - La Casa
2000
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerCaparzo & Borgo Scopeto
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese Grosso (Brunello)
Year2000
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteDry, warm, well-balanced in its austerity, broad and persistent.
ColourGarnet red, intense and brilliant, with light orange hints.
TCD Opinion
Three stars year considered good

The 2000 Brunello di Montalcino La Casa was a good wine but was surpassed by the 2001, fragrant and floral with notes of bing cherries, incense and geraniums, medium in...
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TCD Score: 90/100
With 90 points on 100 Brunello "la Casa" is one of the best bottles of the market.
 
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
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Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
2001
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerCaparzo & Borgo Scopeto
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese Grosso (Brunello)carefully selected from the best vintages.
Year2001
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteDry, warm, full-bodied, harmonious, delicate and austere at the same time, persistent.
ColourGarnet red, intense and brilliant, with light orange hints.
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered excellent

Masterpiece for wine connoisseurs with its refined producing process. Exceptional. You are paying for a quality wine and this is reflected in the price.
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TCD Score: 91/100
An exceptional 91/100. This wine is characterized by elegance and exclusivity in a very good year. Riserva wines are only and exclusively made in the best vintages to ensure a prestigious bottle for wine connoisseurs and experts.
 
Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino Collepiano
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Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino Collepiano
2001
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerArnaldo Caprai
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Sagrantino
Year2001
Alcohol13.5 %
TastePotent, soft and velvety, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
ColourDensely coloured, almost black ruby red, which develop to garnet with the aging of the wine.
TCD Opinion
A 4 star vintage in Umbria the 2001 Sagrantino Collepiano is a noteable wine at a very fair price, capable of cellaring, a wise case buy considering the explosion in interest in Umbrian wine.

The 2001 Sagrantino-based wines of the estate are notably different than those of the powerhouse 2000 vintage, probably the best in the history of the property, even if...
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TCD Score: 91/100
91 Points for one of the best ever Collepiano's. 2001 was a super year this could age well for 20 years.
 
Antinori Pian delle Vigne
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Antinori Pian delle Vigne
2003
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerAntinori
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Sangiovese
Year2003
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteWonderful palate, thick and full, rich and jammy it feels like quality as you swirl the wine around your mouth. Fine and balanced tannins.
ColourRuby red colour with garnet hues.
TCD Opinion
Super nose and finish to the Antinori Brunello Pian delle Vigne. A traditionalist's Brunello with a superior nose and super soft finish. Recommended.

Powerful bouquet with cherry, coffee and hints of chocolate and oak. The palate is full with fresh rounded tannins, really fruity and thick. Lingering finish.(SN- 11/07)
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TCD Score: 91/100
91 points for a Brunello that stays true to the style from a producer who normally mixes it up. A fine Brunello that deserves an occasion.
 
Masi Amarone Vaio Armaron Serego Alighieri
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Masi Amarone Vaio Armaron Serego Alighieri
2003
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerMasi
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape65% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 15% Molinara Serego Alighieri
Year2003
Alcohol16 %
TasteThere is an after taste of mint, cherries, plums, berry fruit and chocolate. Full-bodied and well-structured with shifting hints of sweetness. Long and fresh tasting .
ColourFascinating garnet reflections apparent to the eye within deep ruby red colour
TCD Opinion

A famous wine of strength and complexity, long aged and at an incredible place. If you like Amarone you have to try this wine.
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TCD Score: 92/100
92 points for a really outstanding bottle of wine. The bouquet here is an experience and the palate is silky smooth. A beautiful amarone.
 
Braida Barbera d'Asti Bricco dell'Uccellone
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Braida Barbera d'Asti Bricco dell'Uccellone
2005
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerBraida
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Barbera
Year2005
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteThere is plenty of fruit, along with great length on the palate and notable balance. In the background there are mint, vanilla and liquorice spices and the wine has a superb clean and long finish.
ColourQuite intense ruby red with garnet highlights.
TCD Opinion
The 2005 is a better wine although this wine has slightly different charms. The 2004 is a more subtle wine, offering more minerals to the nose and is not as full bodied as the 2004 vintages.

A rich, medium bodied and complex wine. The nose has a sensation of spices, chocolate and coffee as well as dark fuirts. The flavour is concentrated and strong but not...
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 points the Piedmont. Braidas entire 2005 range is one of the best to come from the vintage.
 
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino - La Casa
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Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino - La Casa
1999
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerCaparzo & Borgo Scopeto
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese Grosso (Brunello)
Year1999
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteDry, warm, well-balanced in its austerity, broad and persistent.
ColourGarnet red, intense and brilliant, with light orange hints.
TCD Opinion
Four star year - considered excellent

The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino La Casa was a good wine but was surpassed by the 2001, fragrant and floral with notes of bing cherries, incense and geraniums, medium in...
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TCD Score: 89/100
A score of 89 for the Brunello "La Casa" is well deserved. The selected grapes give rise to a unique and deep flavour.
 
Masciarelli Villa Gemma Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
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Masciarelli Villa Gemma Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
2003
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerMasciarelli
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Year2003
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteFull bodied and powerful, big tannins and a luscious mouth feel.
ColourDark ruby red with blue like tints.
TCD Opinion
Villa Gemma can be the best Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wine but in this vintage it falls short, go for the 1998 if you can find it.

Really dark purple in the glass. Big brooding nose with obvious blackberries and spice a secondary licorice note on the end. The mouth feel is huge, coating but with heavy...
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TCD Score: 89/100
89 Points for a good effort from Masciarelli. The wine is very strong MdA but we feel at this price there is better. This is not the best vintage, 2003 was very hot across Italy and produced a few unbalanced wines, that and the combination of oak that is too heavy in this bottle keeps it under 90 points.
 
Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cerequio
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Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cerequio
1998
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerMichele Chiarlo
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Nebbiolo
Year1998
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteAll the aromas are confirmed on the palate, in a texture of rich full body, structure of great character, aristocratic tannic presence and an elegant, lingering finish. Consume after 5 to 6 years; ages well for up to 20 years.
ColourDeep garnet in colour with brilliant highlights and fine fluidity.
TCD Opinion
The Cerequio Barolo has reached drinking age and has matured well. The nose presents pleasant cedar and plum aromas as well as slight mineral tones. This barolo is full bodied with soft chewy tannins and a fine long finish. Another couple of years in the cellar will see the wine mellow further. (SN - 11/07)

Prestigious "tre bicchiere" from Gambero Rosso is a deserved reward for one of Michele Chiarlo's very best Barolos. Excellent vintage.
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TCD Score: 91/100
91 points for a quality Barolo from a fine vintage.
 
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino - La Casa
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Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino - La Casa
2003
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerCaparzo & Borgo Scopeto
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeSangiovese Grosso (Brunello)
Year2003
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteDry, warm, well-balanced in its austerity, broad and persistent.
ColourGarnet red, intense and brilliant, with light orange hints.
TCD Opinion
One of the best vintages for Brunello of the past 10 years, the 2003 Brunello di Montalcino was a critics favourite and the highest scoring for Caparzo ever. In very high demand.

The estate's top bottling, the 2003 Brunello di Montalcino La Casa, is a strong effort. More concentrated than the normal bottling, it offers notable finesse in its...
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TCD Score: 93/100
With 93 out of 100 Brunello's "La Casa" took the wine world by storm for a fantastic Brunello in an exceptional year. From selected grapes comes an unique flavour, deep and fascinating.
 
Tignanello
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Tignanello
2005
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerAntinori
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Year2005
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteFull bodied with great balance and acidity, the wine offers chocolate and fruit notes on the mid palate.
ColourDark Ruby Red.
TCD Opinion
Three star year considered good. This years Tignanello shows all the class of the winemakers choosing the right time to harvest and bringing quality in the vinification process in a tricky year in Tuscany.

Striking ruby red in the glass, lovely colour. The nose quickly brings serious aromas, generous amounts of berry, spices, chocolate and some tobacco. A real monster on the...
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TCD Score: 93/100
A score of 93 for a super wine that can be drunk today as well as having cellaring potential and also potential for the wine to increase in value, for those who like to invest.
 
Antinori Guado al Tasso
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Antinori Guado al Tasso
2005
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerAntinori
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Syrah
Year2005
Alcohol14 %
TasteClose-nit, velvety tannins on the palate with chocolate, blueberries and a hint of vanilla in the aftertaste. A tangy and lingering wine, complex and stylish thanks to the excellent blending of tannins from the wine and the oak.
ColourExtraordinary intense ruby red in colour.
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered very good. The weather in autumn 2004 was quite mild with much heavier rain than in recent years. The unusually cold winter caused a delay in foliage development while the period around flowering was mild and quite dry, resulting in good fruit-setting. In July maximum temperatures reached 35° C which accelerated veraison, while a mild August with frequent but light rain-showers resulted in slow, steady ripening. The grapes were healthy and perfectly ripe when harvested, with good potential, up to the standard of recent harvests.

This wine looks like the real deal, a deep penetrating ruby red. The bouquet stands out immediately with cherries, blackberries, chocolate and minerals. The palate is silky...
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TCD Score: 96/100
96 points for Bolgheri Guado al Tasso in a special year. Stunning wine.
 
Turriga
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Turriga
2003
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerArgiolas
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeTypical and particular to Sardinia (Cannonau, Carignano, Bovale Sardo), with the addition of Malvasia Nera.
Year2003
Alcohol14 %
TasteWell-rounded, heavy with an extremely individual and pleasing structure. Very high "souplesse" index.
ColourDark, but intense, ruby red, due to ageing
TCD Opinion
A wonderful opportunity to try the best of Sardinian winemaking, a 93 point blockbuster of some style. Spicey, big and powerful.

The estate's 2003 Turriga is a more linear, structured wine than the Korem. A bold, racy wine, it reveals sweeping elegance in its focused black fruit, bacon fat and wild...
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TCD Score: 93/100
93 Points for the best vintage of Turriga ever produced. A stunning example of Sardinian winemaking showing the true potential and quality of the region.
 
Masi Amarone Classico Campolongo di Torbe
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Masi Amarone Classico Campolongo di Torbe
2000
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerMasi
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
Year2000
Alcohol16 %
TasteThe attack is smooth, later it becomes warmer, fuller, more tannic and powerful, and the finish still gives an illusion of fresh sweetness. In any tasting phase the wine is very well balanced, and demonstrates a great ageing potential.
ColourCampolongo di Torbe has a deep ruby red colour. The slow rotation of the wine in the glass gives evidence to a high alcohol content.
TCD Opinion
Four star years considered excellent

The top bottling of the famous Masi estate. The 2000 Amarone Classico Campolongo di Torbe has alcoholic warmth and a huge bouquet with its aromas of spicy plums and...
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 points for a unique and limited edition wine that is silky and full bodied a very strong slighly acidic finish might not to everyones taste.
 
Masi Amarone Classico Campolongo di Torbe
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Masi Amarone Classico Campolongo di Torbe
2001
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerMasi
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
Year2001
Alcohol16 %
TasteThe attack is smooth, later it becomes warmer, fuller, more tannic and powerful, and the finish still gives an illusion of fresh sweetness. In any tasting phase the wine is very well balanced, and demonstrates a great ageing potential.
ColourCampolongo di Torbe has a deep ruby red colour. The slow rotation of the wine in the glass gives evidence to a high alcohol content.
TCD Opinion
Four star years considered excellent. We suggest you also to try the precedent year to make a comparison about taste and bouquet.

The top bottling of the famous Masi estate. The 2000 Amarone Classico Campolongo di Torbe has alcoholic warmth and a huge bouquet with its aromas of spicy plums and...
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 points for a unique and limited edition wine that is silky and full bodied a very strong slighly acidic finish might not to everyones taste.
 
Antinori Solaia
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Antinori Solaia
2002
 
ClassificationIGT
ProducerAntinori
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeCabernet Sauvignon 90% & Cabernet Franc 10%

Year2002
Alcohol13 %
TasteMedium bodied with a chocolate and cherry taste. Soft Palate, well balanced and a long finish.
ColourA dense wine purple inky color.
TCD Opinion
This wine is not the Solaia you come to expect however it is still a very good wine even though, for some reason, maybe the vintage, the Sangiovese was left out of the wine. This wine gets a very bad rap because it's compared horizontally to other Solaia. If you make that comparison you will be disappointed but standing alone the wine still deserves 90 for a very drinkable and interesting effort.

Inky purple wine thats a little thinner than you expect. Attractive bouquet of blackberrys, chocolate and a little oak and cherry. Soft palate, the wine is medium bodied...
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TCD Score: 90/100
90 points for an interesting wine. The name "Solaia" naturally lends the price to the wine however €88/£60 can buy you the 2004 Tignanello plus the 1999 Michele Chiarlo Barolo.
 
Gaja Barbaresco
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Gaja Barbaresco
2005
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerGaja
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape100% Nebbiolo
Year2005
Alcohol13.5 %
TasteComplex dark cherry, tar, menthol and mineral flavors on a delicate, medium-bodied frame of great length.
ColourRich saturated ruby colour.
TCD Opinion
Four stars year considered good. Every now and then you taste a wine that is the sheer embodiment of a region. The near-perfect Gaja Barbaresco is, probably, the best Barbaresco on the market

Pure elegance. The Barbaresco Gaja is one of the finest wines produced in Italy. Universally applauded as awarded.
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TCD Score: 92/100
92 points for a sumptious, wonderfully balanced and drinkable wine. One of the best wines we have ever tasted. Anticipated maturity: 2013
 
Sassicaia
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Sassicaia
2005
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerTenuta San Guido
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc
Year2005
Alcohol13 %
TasteThe palate is fabulously refined as is the character of Sassicaia in good years. The wine is well balance with silky tannins and a long, smooth finish. Very pleasurable.
ColourDense ruby-colored.
TCD Opinion
A difficult vintage, 2005 Sassicaia is a masterpeice of Italian wine making beating out all other Super Tuscans in 2005.

Good deep ruby red in the glass, generous notes of chocolate raisins, some herbs and a little smoke. Mid bodied and well balanced, lovely mouth feel with silky tannins....
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TCD Score: 94/100
94 Points for a Sassicaia that is more open than the 2004.
 
Gaja Darmagi
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Gaja Darmagi
2004
 
ClassificationDOCG
ProducerGaja
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
Grape95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc.
Year2004
Alcohol14.5 %
TasteReally densely packed flavours of plums and backberrys, crushed black pepper finish.
ColourVery dark ruby red, one of the darkest wines we carry.
TCD Opinion
5 star year - considered excellent.

Gaja's Darmagi is an excellent wine and a very fine Cabernet but still it doesn't quite rate up there with it's Barolos and Barbarescos. It might take Angelo Gaja a few more years to bring the Darmagi up to the world class levels of the Barolo & Barbaresco.

The Darmagi is a unique wine, a new wine in the history of the vineyard where Italy's best terroir is matched with the worlds favourite grape. Cabernet Sauvingnon + The...
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TCD Score: 92/100
92 points for a high quality Cabernet that benefits from cellaring. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Piedmont! It must be tried to appreiciate the effects of the terroir on this grape. A very interesting wine. The wine improves year upon year. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.
 
Gaja Barolo Sperss
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Gaja Barolo Sperss
2004
 
ClassificationDOC
ProducerGaja
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
GrapeNebbiolo 100%
Year2004
Alcohol14 %
TasteClassic Barolo characteristics: ripe, expansive black cherry and strawberry fruit, truffles, minerals and spice, and streaks of tar. Exploding with flavor. Uncommon complexity and stature, with full body, firm tannins, and a stern overlying countenance typical of Serralunga wines.
ColourDeep rich red colour.
TCD Opinion
5 Stars Year - Considered Excellent.One of the vineyards most powerful wines, this dark enigmatic wine is very complex with a nose that is all Barolo. Tar, licorice and the hints of new oak tell you immediately that this offering is quality. The wine is well balanced and has a tremendous pure finish. The taste of plums, prunes and cassis will linger on the tongue for 30 seconds. The wine benefits from several hours open to the air.

Initially the hints of cassis give this wine a Super Tuscan feel but on the second sip the ripe fruits of the Piedmont soon start pouring forward. Each year this wine...
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TCD Score: 95/100
95 points for what is fast becoming one of the world's most favourite Angelo Gaja wines. Highly recommended as a near perfect expression of the vineyard in a 5 star year.
 

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