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Tuscany

Tuscany, or Toscana in Italian, is Italy’s best-known wine region and its most diverse. Historically Sangiovese was the primary grape grown in Tuscany and Chianti was considered the purest expression of Sangiovese. Sangiovese and its many clones are still important, and they are the grapes used for the Tuscan appellations of Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, Chianti, Chianti Classico and Carmignano. But in the last 50 years innovative producers, many of them in southwestern Tuscany in the area called Maremma, have also planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The tradition defying producers have blended those varietals with Sangiovese to produce dazzling wines that do not conform to Italy’s appellation regulations. Such wines are called Super Tuscans and cannot be labeled with either of Italy’s highest level quality designations, which are in order of status Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantia, (DOCG), and Denominazione di Origine Controllata, (DOC). (This has not at all hindered the demand for Super Tuscans, some of which are consistently among the world’s most admired and well-reviewed wines.) Tuscany has six DOCG appellations and thirty-four DOCs. Though famous for its red wines, Tuscany also produces whites made primarily from Trebbiano and Vernaccia.
There are also many Tuscan Indicazione Geographica Tipica (IGT) wines that are often an innovative blend of traditional and non-traditional grapes. This relatively new appellation status was started in 1992 as an attempt to give an official classification to Italy’s many newer blends that do fit the strict requirements of DOC and DOCG classifications. IGT wines may use the name of the region and varietal on their label or in their name.

2011 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero

WA  92   
VN  91   
JR  17   
3 available
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2012 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

WS  95   
WA  93   
JS  92   
VN  91   
WS  #4 of 2017   

2017 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

WA  94+    
WS  93   
VN  92   
JS  91   
JR  17   
9 available
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2017 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

WA  94+    
WS  93   
VN  92   
JS  91   
JR  17   
5 available
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1998 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

WS  92   
2 available
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1998 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill

WS  92   

2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

WS  96   
WA  93   

2017 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

WA  96   
JS  94   
WS  93   
VN  93   
JR  17   
5 available
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2017 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

WA  96   
JS  94   
WS  93   
VN  93   
JR  17   
2 available
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2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

375ml

Light label condition issue

WS  95   
WA  94   

2008 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

JS  94   
VN  93   
WS  91   
9 available
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2012 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

WA  94   
WS  93   

2006 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Label condition issue

JS  93   
3 available
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1999 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  94   
ST  90+    
JR  15   
3 available
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2004 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

WS  93   
WA  90   

2014 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

JS  92   
WA  91   
JR  15   
2 available
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2010 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura

Light label condition issue

WA  95   
WS  93   
JR  16   

2010 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura

WA  95   
WS  93   
JR  16   

2010 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura Riserva

WA  96   
WS  93   

2010 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

Light label condition issue

WA  94+    

2010 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

WA  94+    

2011 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

VN  94   
WA  93   
WS  91   

2012 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

Light label condition issue

JS  94   
WA  93   
WS  91   
VN  91   

2013 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

WS  96   
WE  95   
WA  94   
VN  93   
JS  93   
JR  15.5   

2013 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

WS  96   
WE  95   
WA  94   
VN  93   
JS  93   
JR  15.5