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It's not just Bordeaux that presents its latest vintage for assessment, although the Tuscans take a little more time about it. While I went off to taste 2009s in Bordeaux on behalf of Purple...

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This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. See my accompanying tasting notes on 19 top Tuscans and tasting notes on Umani Ronchi verticals.   See...

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In a nutshell: Italy's dynamic wine powerhouse has attracted considerable investment. Main grapes: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon (red); Malvasia; Trebbiano;...

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2013  brought an unusually slow ripening period thanks to cool spring conditions and below-average August temperatures. It bodes well for a ripe but balanced style. 2012 was...

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See www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/yourturn0220 and www.jancisrobinson.com/forum/7/165

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Travel tips for Tuscany? Victoria Stevenson on a round-the-world trip: Firstly I’d like to thank purple...

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This selection of tasting notes is thanks mostly to British importer Armit, whose Italians could easily furnish a national gallery of wine. The maestros are all familiar names - some classic, some...

Each February during the annual en primeur tastings organised throughout Tuscany, the organisers in Montalcino and Chianti Classico always prepare something to throw at us journalists, be it...

At the same time as my second tranche of tastings of Brunello di Montalcino 2009 , I also had a look at Rosso di Montalcinos, mainly 2012 but some 2011s and 2010s, too. I truly like Rosso di...

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The buzzword at this year's Chianti Classico en primeur presentation (detailed tasting notes to follow) was 'Gran Selezione'. That is to say that the Consorzio of Chianti Classico did everything...

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See also Walter's wine-by-wine review of the just-released 2009 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino and the 2008 Riservas, including a total of nearly 200 tasting notes. Regular...

As so often on JancisRobinson.com, there are times of year when, poor things, we suffer a fine-wine logjam. As a result of one last April, we have somehow or other failed to publish this survey...

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See also a recent collection of reviews of Ornellaia's neighbour and prototype Sassicaia . Ornellaia celebrated the release of their 25th vintage, the fine 2010, with this vertical tasting...

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This article was also published in the Financial Times. Lorenzo, our waiter in the restaurant of Tenuta Gardini's Relais Sant'Elena, a 16-bedroom hotel outside Bibbona, an hour's drive south of...

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I spent a couple of magical days on the Tuscan coast recently, and describe the high point in Sassicaia in magnum - the perfect perk? The pièce de resistance was Friday lunch in a ruined...

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