Valpolicella Classica essentials by James Suckling

Amarone, Ripasso and Rafaèl are Tommasi Valpolicella Classica essentials.
We are very proud to share the great scores by James Suckling, that these three fromidable red wines have deserved.

Don’t be shy, let’s enjoy them all during your Summer BBQ or under the sky full of stars to make your nights beautiful.

93 Points –Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2017
Needs air to bring out the intense, bright red berries with some dates and spicy, meaty notes. Full-bodied with a tight but forward-driven palate, spurred along by clean acidity and firm, fine tannins. It’s all there, but needs time to mellow out. Try from 2023.

92 Points – Tommasi Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2018
Lightly exotic nose of ripe raspberries, prunes and a hint of orange zest. Medium-bodied with a tight, intense bead of fruit, very fine tannins and lovely chocolate orange at the end. Lots to like here. Drink now.

93 Points – Tommasi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Rafaèl 2019
Pleasant nose of thick raspberry and cherry jam with savory notes of black olives and light herbs. Relaxed feel to the medium-bodied but layered palate with very fine tannins that are coated with creamy fruit. Surprisingly good length, pushed along by the more savory elements. Delicious. Drink or hold.


Le icone della Valpolicella Classica premiate da James Suckling

Amarone, Ripasso e Rafaèl sono le icone di Tommasi che rappresentano la Valpolicella Classica.
Siamo molto orgogliosi di condividere gli ottimi punteggi di James Suckling, che questi formidabili vini hanno meritato.

Amarone, Ripasso e Rafaèl Valpolicella Superiore sono perfetti per le grigliate estive e da degustare nelle notti stellate.

93 Points –Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2017
Needs air to bring out the intense, bright red berries with some dates and spicy, meaty notes. Full-bodied with a tight but forward-driven palate, spurred along by clean acidity and firm, fine tannins. It’s all there, but needs time to mellow out. Try from 2023.

92 Points – Tommasi Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2018
Lightly exotic nose of ripe raspberries, prunes and a hint of orange zest. Medium-bodied with a tight, intense bead of fruit, very fine tannins and lovely chocolate orange at the end. Lots to like here. Drink now.

93 Points – Tommasi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Rafaèl 2019
Pleasant nose of thick raspberry and cherry jam with savory notes of black olives and light herbs. Relaxed feel to the medium-bodied but layered palate with very fine tannins that are coated with creamy fruit. Surprisingly good length, pushed along by the more savory elements. Delicious. Drink or hold.


James Suckling rewards Tommasi

The impossibility of traveling among the vineyards and cellars around the world does not stop the work of wine criticism.
James Suckling, one of the most important wine critics in the world, tastes thousands of labels every year from his headquarters in Hong Kong.
His love for Italian wines is well known.

Excellent performances for Tommasi wines, especially Ca'Florian Amarone Riserva docg 2012, which confirmes its premium attitude to being awarded and our Amarone della Valpolicella Classico docg, which deserves beautiful 94 points score with the new 2016 vintage.

TOMMASI CA’ FLORIAN AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA DOCG, 2012 – 94
This is really showing lots of dried fruit with sultana, white-pepper and fig flavors. It’s full and very tight with a long, intense finish. Chewy and gorgeous now. Very classic with a light touch of bitterness at the finish.

TOMMASI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO DOCG, 2016 – 94
A rich, layered Amarone with lots of fruit. Bright, sliced dried citrus to the ripe and juicy fruit. It’s full-bodied and compact with a beautiful finish and transparency

TOMMASI RAFAÈL VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE DOC, 2018 – 93 
A beautiful valpo with delicious berry, light sandalwood and chocolate. Flavor throughout. Such balance, intensity and length and a creamy texture. A wine you want to drink. Lovely now.

TOMMASI LE FORNACI LUGANA DOC, 2019 – 91
A beautiful valpo with delicious berry, light sandalwood and chocolate. Flavor throughout. Such balance, intensity and length and a creamy texture. A wine you want to drink. Lovely now.

TOMMASI CREARO ROSSO VERONA IGT, 2017 – 90
A pleasant red with ripe-berry and light pepper character. Medium body, round tannins and a juicy finish


James Suckling premia Tommasi

L’impossibilità di viaggiare tra i vigneti e le cantine del mondo non arresta il lavoro della critica enologica.
James Suckling, uno dei critici più influenti al mondo, dal quartier generale di Hong Kong, ogni anno assaggia migliaia di etichette, ed il suo amore per i vini italiani è noto.

Eccellenti le performance dei vini Tommasi, in particolare il Ca’Florian Amarone Riserva docg 2012, che si conferma fra i pluripremiati dell’anno e il nostro Amarone della Valpolicella Classico docg, che con la nuova annata 2016 merita un ottimo punteggio di 94 punti.

Di seguito le recensioni:

TOMMASI CA' FLORIAN AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA DOCG, 2012 - 94
Presenta davvero molta frutta secca con aromi di uva sultanina, pepe bianco e fico.
È pieno e molto compatto con un finale lungo e intenso.
Pieno, croccante e stupendo adesso. Molto classico con un leggero tocco amaro nel finale.

TOMMASI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO DOCG, 2016 - 94
Un Amarone ricco e strutturato con molta frutta. Agrumi secchi luminosi e affettati al frutto maturo e succoso.
È corposo e compatto con una bella finitura e trasparenza.

TOMMASI RAFAÈL VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE DOC, 2018 - 93 
Un bellissimo Valpolicella con deliziosi frutti di bosco, legno di sandalo leggero e cioccolato.
Sapore pieno. Molto equilibrio, intensità e lunghezza e una consistenza cremosa.
Un vino che vuoi bere. Adorabile.

TOMMASI LE FORNACI LUGANA DOC, 2019 - 91
Molti sentori di mela e limone con sfumature minerali e caprifoglio.
È pieno e concentrato con un finale saporito. Lugana compatto.

TOMMASI CREARO ROSSO VERONA IGT, 2017 - 90
Un piacevole rosso con sentori di frutti di bosco maturi e leggermente di pepe.
Corpo medio, tannini rotondi e un finale succoso.

 

 

 

 

 


Paternoster Don Anselmo 2015 accolades

Paternoster Don Anslemo 2015 has deserved great reviews and accolades from International and Italian best magazines and wine guides.
95 - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2015 Aglianico del Vulture Don Anselmo sees fruit sourced from a 4.5-hectare single vineyard located at 600 meters above sea level. Soils are composed of compressed ash and crushed volcanic sponge rock. The wine opens to tangy fruit aromas that are brooding and thick. Background aromas of tar, smoke and cigar ash give the wine dimension and complexity. The wine is tight in terms of its texture and tannins and could use a few more years of bottle aging before you pop the cork. Fruit was harvested on the 23rd and 24th of October. Don Anselmo is fermented in equal parts steel vat and oak barrel. It then ages in wood for 20 months, followed by an additional six months in steel (that replaced older cement vats). The 2015 vintage is hitting the market now.
93 - James Suckling
This is a delicious and exotic red with clove, tea-leaf and ripe-fruit aromas and flavors. Full body, soft tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Anise coming through at the end.
Delicious finish. Drink now.
94 - Wine and Spirits
The Paternoster family makes about 150,000 bottles a year from their 50 vineyard acres on the slopes of Mount Vulture in Basilicata. Don Anselmo is their top wine, made from the estate’s oldest vines, growing in volcanic soils at 2,000 feet of elevation. It’s dense and formidably tannic, its plum and raspberry flavors infused with notes of graphite and tobacco. Brisk acidity balances the wine’s smoky richness, keeping the structure lithe.
3 Bicchieri - Gambero Rosso
95 Faccino - Doctor Wine
5 Grappoli - Bibenda
Download HERE the whole Paternoster Don Anslemo Aglianico del Vulture doc 2015 accolades list.


Casisano Colombaiolo 2013 reviews

Summer has brought  great reviews for our Casisano Colombaiolo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013.
Here below the report of the best international wine critics:
92 - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
From the Tommasi family in Northern Italy, the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Colombaiolo opens to elegant delineation with precise aromas of dark cherry, spice, balsam herb and fragrant licorice. This wine delivers a mid-weight approach that is gracefully supported by silky tannins, balanced acidity and a pretty inner fabric that is characteristic of Sangiovese in a cool vintage such as this. - M.Larner
92 - Wine Spectator
Rich, with a supple texture wrapped around cherry, plum, earth, leather and bitter almond flavors. The vibrant acidity adds freshness as this dissolves into a finish of dense, lively tannins. Best from 2021 through 2040 - B. Sanderson
92 - James Suckling
Some strong menthol and herbal aromas here with hints of red fruit also in the mix. The palate has a supple and settled core of bright red cherries and approachable, fullish body.
92 - Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of plum, pipe tobacco, leather and menthol lead the nose along with a with of damp soil. The taut medium-bodied palate offers crushed cranberry, wild cherry and baking spice alongside firm, close-grained tannins - K. O'Keefe
91 - Decanter
Casisano is among the highest properties in Montalcino. Colombaiolo is a particularly fresh southeast-facing parcel, where the gravelly soil gives naturally low yields and wines with abundant structure. Aromas of cherry, dried tarragon, tea and tobacco are nicely defined. More sinewy than round, the palate needs some time to flesh out but its bright acidity will keep it lively.
90 - Vinous
Medium bright red. Pure, musky aromas of redcurrant, sour red cherry, hint, cinnamon, and earth tones. At once dense and juicy, with a light touch to the sweet, red fruit and floral flavors. Finishes taut and long, but with ripe tannins and persistent notes of hint and red fruit. - I. D'Agata
17/20 - Jancis Robinson
Mid ruby with bright orange tinges. Compact, subdued on the nose. Rich fruit on the palate followed by tangy acidity. Great balance and length. Contained power. - W. Speller
92 - Falstaff
Im Mund weich und warm, spannt sich samtig über die Zunge, önet sich auf eleganten zitrusfruchtigen Nuancen, angenehm und klar im Abgang.
Soft and warm on the palate, velvety over the tongue, rich in elegant citrus nuances,pleasant and clear finish.
Download HERE the Casisano Colombaiolo Burnello di Montalcino Riserva docg 2013 reviews.