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Antinori Chianti Classico Peppoli 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - Ripe and fresh, this red evokes cherry, sandalwood, almond, tar, mineral and earth flavors. The tannins are dense, yet this is pure,...
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Banfi Chianti Superiore 2015 750ml

Color: Intense ruby red. Bouquet: Fruit-forward aromas with some floral notes. Taste: Round with well balanced acidity and fruit.
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Cantine Da Vinci Chianti 2015 750ml

Ruby red and clear in colour. The dominant bouquet is of cherry and fresh red fruits mingled by peppery notes. On the palate the wine is well...
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Castellare Di Castellina Chianti Classico 2015 375ml

Rated 90 - Intense aromas of ripe cherry, wet limestone and wild herbs are backed by leather, tobacco and tar flavors. Shows complexity, balance...
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Castellare Di Castellina Chianti Classico 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - Intense aromas of ripe cherry, wet limestone and wild herbs are backed by leather, tobacco and tar flavors. Shows complexity, balance...
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Castello Di Ama Ama Chianti Classico 2015 750ml

Rated 92 - So much sweet tobacco and cherry character here with hints of smoked meat. Medium body, fine tannins and a bright and fruity finish....
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Decugnano Dei Barbi Il Rosso A.D. 1212 2015 750ml

Rated 93 - A chewy red with dried berry, chocolate, dried mushroom and spice character. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a long and...

2015 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.