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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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Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2009 750ml

Rated 95 - A wine with lots of blackberries and milk chocolate on the nose with medium to full body, with fine tannins and cocoa, berry and dusty...
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Bisceglia Aglianico Del Vulture Gudarra 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - Richly aromatic, with cedar, spice box and smoke notes, this structured red is balanced and accessible overall, with a core of spiced...
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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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Boroli Barolo Villero 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2009 Barolo Villero shows gorgeous richness and a long, supple feel that lingers long on the palate. Along the way, the wine imparts...
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Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2009 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2009 Barolo Falletto is an exuberant and exciting wine with tight, firming tannins surrounded by deep layers of dried cherry,...
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Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto 2009 1.5Ltr

Rated 95 - The 2009 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto comes from a south-facing parcel with steep slopes for well-draining soils. The vines are...
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Bussola Amarone Classico Tb 2009 750ml

Rated 96 - Bright red. Precise aromas of crushed red cherry, cinnamon, plum and clove. Suave and pure on the multilayered palate, with floral and...
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Cantalupo Ghemme Carellae 2009 750ml

Rated 94 - A big, dense wine, the 2009 Collis Carellae shows the wilder, gamier side of Ghemme. Leather, smoke, cedar, tobacco and menthol make a...
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Castello Di Monsanto Nemo Vigneto Il Mulino 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - A red with dried herb, berry and walnut. Some meat, too. Full body with round tannins and a juicy finish. From cabernet sauvignon....

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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.