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Altare Barolo Cerretta 2008 750ml

Rated 96 - The 2008 Barolo Vigna Bricco Cerretta shows the muscle of Serralunga within the context of the year. Dark red fruit, flowers, licorice...
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Antinori Solaia 2008 750ml

Rated 96 - Wonderful pure Cabernet character, with currants, spices, flowers and violets. Velvety and fresh. Long and intense. Less austere than...
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Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2008 750ml

Rated 96 - Warm and chewy, this red exhibits cedar, sandalwood, tobacco and leather accents enhancing the core of cherry and raspberry. As this...
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Castello Di Semivicoli Trebbiano D'abruzzo 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - An eye-opening wine, the 2008 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Castello di Semivicoli still has wonderful freshness and plenty of intrigue at an...
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Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo 2008 750ml

Rated 97 - A rich, dense version, with power and beefy tannins supporting the cherry, wild herb, eucalyptus and tea notes. Tight and bursting with...
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Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 98 - Racy. Ripe plum almost prune with bright cherries and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with powerful yet refined tannins. This is very...
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Falchini Campora Toscana Igt 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - Grilled herbs, smoke, blackberries, game, and new leather all burst from the glass in the 2008 Campora, Falchini's 95% Cabernet...
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Felsina Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 93+ - The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is one of the more slender wines in this line up, in keeping with the personality of the...

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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.