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  1. $149.70

    Fratelli Serio & Battista Borgogno

    Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


    Cardinal red tending towards purple. Complex but fresh on the nose. Fruity to start, complimented in time with elegant spicy highlights. The palate is complex and fruity, with soft tannins suggesting the balanced presence of wood, and finishing with a hint of cherry. A generous wine that sits well with strong savoury dishes, light fried courses, roasts, grilled or boiled meats and well aged cheese. > Learn More

  2. $59.00

    Marchesi di Barolo

    Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)

    1 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


    "Ample rose, cherry and raspberry flavors highlight this rich, powerful Barolo. This is shaded by leather and mineral notes, with dense tannins providing the framework. Balanced and long. Best from 2022 through 2039."

    92 points - Wine Spectator, Feb 2018

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  3. $414.00

    Cascina Delle Rose

    Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


    The 2012 Barbaresco Tre Stelle is soft, open-knit and quite pretty. Sweet tobacco, spices, dried cherries, crushed flowers, menthol and leather lift from the glass. The 2012 is not super-complex, but it does capture all of the charm of Barbaresco from this part of town. Delicate and accessible, this mid-weight Barbaresco is likely to offer its best drinking sooner rather than later. The Tre Stelle is a bit brighter and more focused than the Rio Sordo tasted alongside it, while the silky finish reinforces an overall impression of gracefulness.

    95 Points - The Wine Front, Sept 2015

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  4. $474.00

    Giovanni Manzone

    Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


    "The 2013 Barolo Castelletto is another superb wine from Manzone. Beams of Castelletto tannin and bright acidity give the wine its super-distinctive feel. A wine of focus and drive, the Castelletto will appeal most to readers who enjoy taut, vibrant Barolos. This is another superb showing from Manzone."

    95 points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, Aug 2017

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    Scarpa

    Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)

    1 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


    "An admittedly hard act to follow, but the 1962 Scarpa Barolo Riserva Speciale (a wine I hadn’t tried in the last six or seven years and was curious to see how it was holding up) was up to the task, and then some. This bottle was in perfect shape (decent provenance is always a problem with older Italian wines), still showcasing bright red cherry, rose petal and delicate tar aromas and flavors of noteworthy intensity, supported by vibrant acidity; unfortunately, thirty minutes after opening the bottle, less memorable woodsy and underbrush notes took over, while the fruit disappeared. Nevertheless I was very impressed by the wine, especially considering that 1962 is remembered as a vintage of mainly elegant Barolos but of dubious ageworthiness. Clearly, they were confident of the wine’s merits at Scarpa, as they chose to make a Riserva Speciale, something I wouldn’t have thought to be a particularly good idea in the 1962 vintage. Clearly, this wine proves me wrong."

    94 points - Ian d'Agata, Vinous Media, June 2015

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