It has been a great year rich in excellent reviews and accolades.
Here the Best of 2018 by the most renowned wine critics and magazines
94 | Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico docg, 2013
Complex and beautiful aromas of blackberry, spice and coffee follow through to a full body and silky and polished tannins. Intense fruit is tied into a firm and polished tannin backbone. Beautiful now but better in 2019. – James Suckling
92 | Tommasi Ca’ Florian Amarone della Valpolicella Classico docg, 2010
A rich and dense Amarone that nevertheless remains vivid and agile with plenty of fine tannins and fresh acidity. Medium to full body, fruity and delicious. Drink now and enjoy. – James Suckling
92 | Casisano Colombaiolo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva docg, 2012
Elegant yet powerful, with cherry, plum, iron and tobacco flavors pulsing throughout. Wild herb and spicy accents ride the lingering finish. Best from 2021 through 2035. – B. Sanderson, Wine Spectator
90 | Casisano Brunello di Montalcino docg, 2013
Firm, laced with cherry, leather and earth flavors, this red is chewy, with dusty tannins building on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2032. – B. Sanderson, Wine Spectator
93 | Poggio al Tufo Rompicollo Toscana igt, 2016
Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and flowers following through to a full body with firm and chewy tannins. A long and flavorful finish. Structured now. Needs two or three years to soften. Try in 2020. – James Suckling
96 | Paternoster Don Anselmo Aglianico del Vulture doc, 2013
The top shelf wine in the Paternoster portfolio is the 2013 Aglianico del Vulture Don Anselmo. This very attractive and elegant vintage reveals a beautiful bouquet with extremely chiseled and focused fruit. The cool growing season results in bright aromas of dark berry, spice, licorice and campfire ash. There is a tangy element, too, with grilled herb and rosemary essence. This full-bodied wine is robust and amply structured at the back. This vintage is superior to 2015 in terms of linearity and sharpness. The 2016 vintage should enjoy an exceptionally long period of bottle evolution and aging. – M. Larner, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
91 | Surani Dionysos Primitivo di Manduria Riserva doc, 2013
A meaty primitivo that shows raspberries and cherry cake, as well as some charcuterie. Full body, ripe tannins and a medium chewy finish. Drink now. – James Suckling