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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.

2020 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto

WA  92   
VN  92   
JS  92   
WS  90   
JR  16.5   
3 available
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2013 Tenuta San Guido Le Difese

WE  91   
WA  90   
VN  90   
JR  16   
4 available
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2012 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

WE  99   
JS  95   
VN  94+    
WS  93   
WA  92   
JR  17   

2012 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
April, 2023
WE  99   
JS  95   
VN  94+    
WS  93   
WA  92   
JR  17   

2014 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

Light label condition issue

WA  93   

2015 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

JS  98   
WA  97   
WS  97   
VN  95   
JR  17+    
WS  #1 of 2018   
7 available
Bid

2015 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

JS  98   
WA  97   
WS  97   
VN  95   
JR  17+    
WS  #1 of 2018   
3 available
Bid

2015 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

JS  98   
WA  97   
WS  97   
VN  95   
JR  17+    
WS  #1 of 2018   
3 available
Bid

2015 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

JS  98   
WA  97   
WS  97   
VN  95   
JR  17+    
WS  #1 of 2018   

2016 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

WA  100   
WS  97   
JS  97   
VN  96+    
JD  95   

2015 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

JS  98   
WA  97   
WS  97   
VN  95   
JR  17+    
WS  #1 of 2018   

2010 Marchesi Antinori Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne

JS  96   
WA  93   
VN  92   

1985 Marchesi Antinori Secentenario

1.5ltr

Very top shoulder fill; light writing on label

2001 Marchesi Antinori Solaia

WA  96   
WS  93   

2009 Marchesi Antinori Solaia

WA  96+    
JS  96   
WS  95   
VN  93+    
JR  17.5   
GR  2 Bicchieri   

2011 Marchesi Antinori Solaia

VN  96   
JS  96   
WS  94   
WA  91   
JR  18   
GR  2 Bicchieri   

1977 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

2017 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello

WA  96   
JS  96   
VN  95+    
WS  93   
JR  16+    
6 available
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2017 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove

WS  93   
VN  92   
WE  90   
JR  16   
2 available
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2014 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Le Volte

2003 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia

WA  93   
WS  92   
VN  92   
JR  17.5   
3 available
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2003 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia

Light label condition issue

WA  93   
WS  92   
VN  92   
JR  17.5   
2 available
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2003 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia

Light label condition issue

WA  93   
WS  92   
VN  92   
JR  17.5   

2003 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia

WA  93   
WS  92   
VN  92   
JR  17.5   

2005 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia

WS  95   
JS  95   
WA  93   
3 available
Bid *