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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.

2019 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto

WE  95   
JS  93   
JR  17+    
12 available
Bid

1985 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

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

RP  100   
WS  99   
JR  19   
MB  ***/*   

1993 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

1.5ltr

Very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

1995 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

GR  3 Bicchieri   
RP  92   
WS  90   
JR  18   

2014 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

375ml

WA  93   
12 available
Bid *

2015 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

Light label condition issue

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

2008 Marchesi Antinori Guado Al Tasso

WE  98   
WA  95   
WS  93   
JR  17   

2001 Marchesi Antinori Solaia

3.0ltr

WA  96   
WS  93   

1997 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello

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

WS  95   
RP  93   
VN  93   
JR  17.5   
GR  2 Bicchieri   

2014 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello

JS  94   
WA  93   
WS  93   

2017 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello

375ml

WA  96   
JS  96   
VN  95+    
WS  93   
JR  16+    
12 available
Bid *

2017 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

WA  96   
JS  96   
VN  95+    
WS  93   
JR  16+    

2018 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

WA  98   
VN  97   
JS  96   
WS  92   

2016 Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

Light label condition issue

WS  93   
WA  92   
JS  92   
VN  90   

2007 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove

WA  92   
WS  92   
VN  92   
5 available
Bid

2013 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Le Volte

WA  90   
WS  90   

2017 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Le Volte

Light label condition issue

WA  92   
JS  91   

2017 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Le Volte

WA  92   
JS  91   

2009 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Masseto

3-bottle Lot, Wood Case

VN  96   
JS  95   
WA  94+    
WS  93   
JR  16+    
2 available
Bid

1997 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia

JS  96   
WA  95   
WS  95   
ST  91   
JR  17.5   

2001 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia

Light label condition issue

WA  96   
WS  95   
ST  94+    
JR  16   

2016 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  96   
WA  93   

2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

Light label condition issue

WS  96   
WA  93   

2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  96   
WA  93