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Antinori Solaia 2009 750ml

Rated 96 - A Solaia with lots of currants, berries and milk chocolate yet reserved and focused. Full body, with refined tannins and an alluring...
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Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso 2009 750ml

Rated 90 - Silky tannins frame a core of expressive red fruit in the 2009 Montefalco Rosso. Flowers and spices add complexity on the supple finish....
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Boroli Barolo Cerequio 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Moving over to the single-vineyard expressions, the 2009 Barolo Cerequio is graced with silky finesse and beautifully integrated tannins...
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Ca' Viola Barolo Sotto Castello 2009 1.5Ltr

Rated 95 - Wow. This is very layered and beautiful, with berry, spice, leather and chocolate-powder character. Full body, velvety tannins and a...
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Case Basse (Soldera) 100% Sangiovese Toscana 2009 750ml

Rated 92-95 - Soldera's next release is the 2009 Toscana Sangiovese, which is still in cask. The raciness, warmth and overall intensity of the year...
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Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Rich, enveloping and beautifully layered, the 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva is a rare Riserva that will drink nicely with minimal...
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Castello Di Neive Barbaresco Santo Stefano Docg 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2009 Barbaresco Albesani Santo Stefano unfurls on the palate with layers of highly expressive dark fruit. Hints of menthol, smoke,...
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Ceretto Barbaresco Bernardot Bricco Asili 2009 1.5Ltr

Rated 94 - Smoke, incense, tar and licorice meld into layers of dark red fruit in the 2009 Barbaresco Bernardot. I especially like the vibrancy and...

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There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.