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Here the greatest James Sucklimg reviews of Tommasi family Estates wines:

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.

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.

92 | Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore Classico doc, 2016
Shows plenty of ripeness with dried-berry and floral character on the nose. Medium body and firm, silky tannins. Chewy and intense. Structured. Needs a year or two to soften. Better in 2020.

91 | Tommasi Rafaèl Valpolicella Superiore Classico doc, 2016
Dried strawberries, glazed cherries, dried spices and herbs. Medium to full body, a firm, red-fruited core and a medium chewy finish. Drink now.

91 | Tommasi Valpolicella doc, 2017
This is impressive for a simple Valpolicella with blueberries, elderberries and freshly cut herbs, as well as some orange peel. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a firm finish. Drink now.

92 | Casisano Brunello di Montalcino docg, 2013
Intensely herbal with licorice and walnut notes, this has an appealing balance of sweetness and firm, dry tannins. Better from 2019 and should develop well for another decade after that.

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.

94 | Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana igt, 2016
A cabernet that flits between black peppers, beautifully fresh elderberries, lavender and violets. Medium to full body, lots of spicy undergrowth flavors and a long, chewy finish. Drink in 2020.

90 | Paternoster Rotondo Aglianico del Vulture 2015
Rather traditional here with lots of fruit that verges on being jammy and big, chewy tannins. Yet there’s freshness to this full-bodied red. Drink now.

92 | Paternoster Synthesi Aglianico del Vulture 2016
Extremely complex with fresh herbs and spices, such as cloves and black pepper, as well as a lot of ripe fruit. But always in check. Full-bodied, chewy and flavorful. Needs two or three years to soften, but should come together nicely. Try in 2021

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.