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Grappa di Amarone, Antolini (Veneto, Italy)
Grappa di Amarone
Antolini (Veneto, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Maschio Pietro)
Raw matter: Pomace of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
Price: € 35.00 - 500ml Score:
This grappa shows a pale golden yellow color, limpid and crystalline. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of plum, blackberry, vanilla, hazelnut, licorice, chocolate, honey and dried violet, with almost imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors with perceptible alcohol pungency which tends to dissolve rapidly, pleasing smoothness, balanced sweetness. The finish is persistent with flavors of honey, hazelnut and plum. This grappa is distilled with a discontinuous alembic still and ages in cask for about 9 months. Alcohol 42%.



Idôl Vodka, Idôl (Burgundy, France)
Idôl Vodka
Idôl (Burgundy, France)
Raw matter: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from Burgundy
Price: € 55.00 - 700ml Score: Wine that excels in its category
This vodka is colorless and crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of peanut, pear, hazelnut, raspberry and linseed oil, with almost imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors and a dry taste, with pleasing roundness, perceptible alcohol pungency which tends to dissolve rapidly. The finish is persisten with flavors of hazelnut and pear. Vodka Idol is distilled for 7 times and filtered for 5 time. Alcohol 40%.



Citadelle Gin, Cognac Ferrand (Charente, France)
Citadelle Gin
Cognac Ferrand (Charente, France)
Raw matter: 19 different spices
Price: € 30.00 - 70cl Score:
Citadelle Gin is colorless and crystalline. The reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of juniper, orange peel, coriander, cardamom, star anise, violet, nutmeg, lemon peel and licorice, with almos imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors and a dry taste, pleasing roundness, perceptible alcohol pungency which tends to dissolve rapidly, very agreeable. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of juniper, star anise and licorice. Alcohol 44%.








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Rank Wine, Producer
1 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento 2000, Dievole (Italy)
2 San Leonardo 2001, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
3 Blanc des Rosis 2006, Schiopetto (Italy)
4 Bradisismo 2003, Inama (Italy)
5 Sforzato di Valtellina San Domenico 2002, Triacca (Italy)
6 Wine Obsession 2001, Vignamaggio (Italy)
7 Aglianico del Vulture La Firma 2004, Cantine del Notaio (Italy)
8 Barolo Bussia 2001, Prunotto (Italy)
9 Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Riserva Thea 2005, Tre Monti (Italy)
10 Collio Bianco Col Disôre 2004, Russiz Superiore (Italy)
11 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2003, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
12 Moscato d'Asti 2007, Vignaioli di S. Stefano (Italy)
13 Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2001, Sandrone (Italy)
14 Villa Gresti 2004, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
15 Sforzato di Valtellina Canua 2001, Conti Sertoli Salis (Italy)

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