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  • Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016

    £38.99

    “One of the many highlights in this range, the 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano is the most refined, elegant wine Antinori has made from their Badia a Passignano property. Medium in body and lithe, but with plenty of the fruit intensity that is typical of this site, the 2016 Badia captures a striking middle ground of richness and finesse that is captivating. Lavender, mint, blue/purplish fruit and licorice are all beautifully delineated. The gradual move towards less concentration in the cellar and larger 300 and 500-liter barrels has paid off handsomely. This is such a gorgeous Chianti Classico. Drinking window: 2021-2036. 94 points

    Two thousand sixteen has turned out to be an extraordinary vintage for Antinori. The family’s wines in Chianti Classico are off the charts great. At the entry-level, the wines are incredibly delicious and have the added virtue of being made in large quantities, which means readers in many markets around the world will be able to enjoy them. The most improved wine is the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano, which now finally tastes like a wine of place, while at the upper end, both Tignanello and Solaia are truly majestic. The 2016s are marked by pure sensuality, with perfectly ripe tannins that feel like they aren’t there at all. What a fabulous collection of wines this is.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (08/19)

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  • Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2015

    £40.75

    Was £47.99

    “The nose shows an alluring display of hauntingly dark florals giving way to crushed black cherry, plums, and tobacco, with hints of spiced citrus and undergrowth adding further depths. On the palate, silky textures flood the senses with ripe red and black fruits, carried by vibrant acids, as sweet spices and minerals slowly saturate, and fine tannin begins to mount toward the finale. The finish is long and structured, resonating on zesty wild berry fruits, spice, and minerals; yet its tannic heft keeps it all in check. The 2015 Pian delle Vigne is one of the few wines of the vintage that requires some time in the cellar, and with this balance of primary fruits, acids, and structure, it should emerge as something to behold. Drinking window: 2024-2034. 94 points”

    Eric Guido, Vinous (04/20)

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  • Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vignaferrovia 2013

    £94.95

    “This wine reaches into the deep end of the Brunello intensity spectrum. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pian delle Vigne Vignaferrovia is a compact and robust expression of Sangiovese that presents a thick core of dark fruit followed by savory tones of tobacco, spice and cured leather. You might mistakenly conclude that this vintage offers a more international interpretation of Montalcino (with 30 months of oak aging), but I don’t necessarily believe this to be the case. The wine is instead accurately reflective of Sangiovese with more textural richness, sunshine and structure locked within. This Riserva embodies a sense of place more than it does winemaking style. Drink: 2020-2035. 94 points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (01/19)

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  • Antoine Arena Carco 2019

    £34.99

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  • Antoine Arena Morta Maio 2019

    £39.99

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  • Arianna Occhipinti BB 2017

    £54.99

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  • Arianna Occhipinti FL 2017

    £54.99

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  • Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato 2018

    £30.95

    “The 2018 Frappato is seductive and perfumed, as crushed stone gives way to violet pastille, sweet plums and hints of grilled citrus. It’s silky in texture, quite savory and vivid, with notes that are sometimes blackberries and at other times cranberries, tinged with saline-minerality and inner herbal notes. The 2018 is persistent, only lightly structured, and packed full of tension with a sweet and sour display of wild berries and lavender that lingers incredibly long. The Frappato ferments with indigenous yeast and spends 30 days macerating on the skins before being refined for 14 months in neutral 25-hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels. I’d recommend another year of cellaring just to soften this expression a bit. Drinking window: 2022-2028. 92+ points”

    Eric Guido, Vinous (06/21)

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  • Arianna Occhipinti PT 2016

    £54.99

    “The 2016 Frappato Vino di Contrada PT (with fruit from the Contrada Pettineo) is one tone lower in color intensity compared to the BB. This wine is similar to the FL in terms of accessibility and the very silky and delicate nature of its fruit. Arianna Occhipinti has achieved a beautiful thing for our collective understanding of the Frappato grape by fermenting these contrada-specific wines. Pettineo has sandy soils, and the alberello vines (later converted to trellis) are 60 years old. She’s definitely onto something, because you do get a better grasp of the grape’s range. This expression shows bright freshness, forest berry, wild rose and a touch of sweet almond. Some 2,700 bottles were produced. Drink: 2019-2025. 93 points

    Arianna Occhipinti is showing three new contrada-specific wines this year, the Vino di Contrada FL, PT and BB. All three highlight the beautiful Frappato grape from the Vittoria area of southern Sicily.”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (10/19)

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  • Arianna Occhipinti Siccagno Nero d’Avola 2018

    £32.99

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  • Arnaud Ente Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016

    £99.95

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  • Arnaud Ente Volnay Premier Cru Les Santenots du Milieu 2016

    £189.99

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