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Altesino Brunello Di Montalcino Montosoli 2012 1.5Ltr

Rated 97 - Fantastic aromas of blueberries, plums, bark and wet earth follow through to a full body, velvety and polished tannins and a wonderful...
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Altesino Brunello Di Montalcino Montosoli 2012 750ml

Rated 97 - Fantastic aromas of blueberries, plums, bark and wet earth follow through to a full body, velvety and polished tannins and a wonderful...
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Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - A fresh and fruity wine with plum and cherry aromas and flavors. Hints of hazelnut. Medium body, firm tannins and a clean finish. From...
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Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - A sleek and pretty red with plum and light chocolate character plus hints of walnuts. Medium to full body and fine tannins. Shows the...
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Camigliano Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 375ml

Rated 93 - A firm, elegant and well-defined style, boasting cherry, currant, licorice, leather and spice flavors. Concentrated and long, with a...
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Camigliano Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 750ml

Rated 92+ - Bright, saturated red-ruby. Rich aromas of ripe raspberry, tobacco and mocha; this nose is clearly the product of a hotter...
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Capanna Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - Aromas of dried berries, strawberries, smoke and hints of mushroom. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish....
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Capannelle Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Aromas of dried berry and spice here. Medium body, lots of dried fruit and a spicy finish. Ripe style but fun. A little rustic. Drink...
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Carpineto Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - There's plenty of elegance here, from the light touches of flowers to the red berry and stone flavors to the vivid acidity. This hangs...
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Castello D'albola Chianti Classico 2012 375ml

Rated 90 - Enticing aromas of violet, iris, wild berry, forest floor and cooking spice lead the nose of this savory blend of Sangiovese and...
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Castiglion Del Bosco Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 750ml

Rated 96 - This shows pure and fresh fruit that many others don't have. Also, there are plenty of linear tannins. Precise and beautiful. Medium to...
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Cerro Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Riserva 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - A firm and silky red with plum and berry aromas and flavors. Hints of lemon rind and stone. Medium to full body. Shows structure and...

2012 Italy Sangiovese

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.

The name of this grape, meaning 'blood of Jove' conjures up evocative images of long dead civilizations, and gives the Sangiovese varietal a sense of the holy, the sacred, the special. Indeed, this particular type of Italian grape has been cultivated and processed for thousands of years, and is said to be the original favorite grape varietal of the Romans, and the Etruscans before them. Throughout history, vintners have continued to plant this varietal, and they continue to produce wonderful wines to this day. The long bunches of very dark, round fruit are treasured by fine wineries in Italy and a few other places around the world, and when young, these grapes are lively – full of strawberry flavors and a little spiciness. However, it is when they are aged in oak that they take on some truly special flavors and aromas, as seen in some of the finest wines of the Old World.