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Grappa Oro, Bindella (Tuscany, Italy)
Grappa Oro
Bindella (Tuscany, Italy)
(Distiller: Distillerie Berta)
Raw matter: Pomace of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Price: € 32.00 - 50cl Score:
This grappa shows a pale amber yellow color, limpid and crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of dried fig, vanilla, prune, praline, dried violet, honey and chocolate, with almost imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors with perceptible alcohol pungency which tends to dissolve rapidly, good correspondence to the nose, pleasing roundness and sweetness. The finish is persistent with flavors of dried fig, honey and praline.



Brandy Riserva di Famiglia 15 Anni, Carpenč Malvolti (Veneto, Italy)
Brandy Riserva di Famiglia 15 Anni
Carpenè Malvolti (Veneto, Italy)
Raw matter: Selection of Wines
Price: € 24.00 - 70cl Score: Wine that excels in its category
This Brandy shows an intense amber yellow color, limpid and crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of toasted wood, cocoa, vanilla, dried fig, hazelnut, tobacco, honey and licorice, with almost imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors with perceptible alcohol pungency which tends to dissolve rapidly, good correspondence to the nose, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of honey, hazelnut, dried fig and licorice. This brandy ages for at least 15 years in small Slavonian and Limousine oak barrels.








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Rank Wine, Producer
1 Arkezia Muffo di San Sisto 2004, Fazi Battaglia (Italy)
2 Aglianico del Vulture La Firma 2004, Cantine del Notaio (Italy)
3 Merlot 2004, Castello delle Regine (Italy)
4 Barolo Bussia 2001, Prunotto (Italy)
5 Collio Bianco Col Disōre 2004, Russiz Superiore (Italy)
6 Villa Gresti 2004, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
7 Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Riserva Thea 2005, Tre Monti (Italy)
8 Barolo Sorano 2004, Alario (Italy)
9 Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 2004, Adanti (Italy)
10 Moscato d'Asti 2007, Vignaioli di S. Stefano (Italy)
11 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Monte Sant'Urbano 2004, Speri (Italy)
12 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2003, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
13 Blanc des Rosis 2006, Schiopetto (Italy)
14 San Leonardo 2001, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
15 Sforzato di Valtellina San Domenico 2002, Triacca (Italy)

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