90 Point Italian Classics Gift Set
Wine Gift Set Includes:
- 2018 Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo
Garnet red. A bouquet with traces of licorice and tobacco. Full flavored, full-bodied and elegant.
Rated 96 Points: Wine Enthusiast - "This stunning, delicious red boasts enticing scents of camphor, rose petal, small red berry and spice while the delicious palate stuns with strawberry compote, baking spice and star anise. Smooth, silky tannins and fresh acidity keep it perfectly balanced. Drink 2024–2030."
- 2016 or 2017 Frescobaldi CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino
CastelGiocondo 2017 has an intense, bright ruby-red color. Like every vintage, 2017 brought with it a wonderfully elegant quality. The bouquet features fruity aromas, particularly at the beginning, with notes of raspberry, blackcurrant and even pomegranate. The beautifully harmonious and alluring hints of violet and rose are truly wonderful. Gradually, its maturity becomes truly remarkable, revealing spiced hints of white pepper, clove and star anise, toasted notes and more complex roasted notes and hints of licorice. On the palate, the tannic structure is dense and the mineral quality is wonderful. This is an incredibly harmonious wine with along, persistent finish.
Rated 95 Points: Decanter - "Supple and generous in terms of acidity, crushed velvet-textured tannins and herbal-edged red berry fruit - mouth filling and lively. This has character and definition, so youthful still, with tannins on the ripe, grippy side but there is nice underlying spice and touches of bitter orange peel, cinnamon and toasted cedar alongside more delicate rose and violet floral elements all of which come in waves presenting themselves one after the other building to a harmonious and characterful crescendo on the finish. Structured and persistent with depth and lasting power. Totally captivating."
- 2018 Prunotto Barbaresco
Barbaresco 2018 is an intense garnet red color. Its nose is complex with aromas of red fruit and spicy notes. The palate is full and velvety with a persistent finish.
Rated 92 Points: James Suckling - "A very refined and pretty red with cherry and floral aromas and flavors. Medium to light body with lovely intensity and brightness. Pretty finish. Very floral. So drinkable now."
Due to the popularity of this gift, wines or vintages sometimes sell out. Should this happen, we will always substitute with wines of equal or greater value.