Solengo IGT Toscana 2011 – 91 points

“An intense, fruit-filled red, showing a smoky cast to the cherry, licorice, herbal and spice flavors, with a fine, lingering aftertaste. Though bracing, this is also solidly tannic and needs time for all the elements to integrate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2027.“
- Bruce Sanderson – Wine Spectator
91 Points

WS Solengo11

Solengo IGT Toscana 2011 – 90 points

“A dark, inky wine, the 2011 Solengo possesses notable depth and volume. Grilled herbs, smoke, licorice and violets add complexity to a core of blue, blackish fruit in an extroverted, powerful wine endowed with serious intensity and resonance. The 2011 needs a few years to shed some of its baby fat, but it is already quite attractive. The structure of great vintages like 2010 is missing, but in exchange, the 2011 will drink well with minimal cellaring. “
- Antonio Galloni – Vinous

90 Points

Antonio Galloni Solengo 2011

Suolo IGT Toscana 2011 – 88 points

“A voluptuous, racy wine, Argiano’s 2011 Suolo is deeply marked by the qualities of the warm, precocious harvest. Dark red cherries, plums, spices, licorice and menthol all show elements of intense ripeness and sweetness, while the elevated
alcohol is apparent throughout, but especially on the finish. Suolo can be a beautiful wine, but it needs more normal growing conditions to balance the inherent ripeness the estate seeks with this bottling. In warmer years, it can be too much of a good thing, which is exactly the case with the 2011. “
- Antonio Galloni – Vinous

88 Points

Antonio Galloni Suolo11

Suolo IGT Toscana 2010 – 88 points

“This expression of Sangiovese is dominated by wood-driven sensations. It opens with aromas of toasted oak, espresso and underbrush that carry through to the palate alongside a dense black-fruit flavor that stays just behind the oak. It finishes on an astringent, tannic note. “
- Kerin O’keefe – Wine Enthusiast
88 Points

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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009 – 91 points

“Dark cherries, underbrush, sweet tobacco, menthol and licorice meld together in the 2009 Brunello di Montalcino, a wine that impresses for its nuance and overall complexity. The 2009 is beautiful and persistent on the palate, with excellent freshness for the vintage and enough structure to drink well for at least a handful of years. “
- Antonio Galloni – Vinous

91 Points

Antonio Galloni BRV 09

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009 – 90 points

“A rich, fruity style, offering cherry, briar and tobacco notes, backed by dusty tannins. Open and bright, with fine length. Should be excellent with steak. Best from 2016 through 2025.“

- Bruce Sanderson – Wine Spectator

WS BRv 09

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008 – 92 points

“Tuscany captured in bold strokes of flavor: This has a cool, cave-like feel to its earthy tannins. More delicate, savory notes of red fruit and spice lace through the wine, balancing its power with a sense of restraint. The spices make an impression and lasts, suspended for moments after each sip. Built for the cellar, this should begin to reach its peak at ten years of age.”


Joshua Greene (Wine&Spirits)

Wine&Spirits BRV08