ACCOLADES

Scroll through our Product Reviews and Accolades to see what the experts have to say.

Azienda Vinicola Palladino

2012 Barolo Riserva 'San Bernardo'

97

Platinum Award "An immensely powerful wine with huge yet refined, tightly wound tannins and great elegance and beauty. Richly layered black fruit, prune and tobacco leaves with hints of tea. Concentrated and grippy, this will go on and on. "

Decanter

5/30/2018

Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

2007 Barolo 'Serre' (10 Anni)

97

"So much dried mushroom with bark, tea and dark berry character here. Full body, dense and tannic. Monster wine. Impressive. Love it. Drink or hold."

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James Suckling

10/31/2017

Terra Rossa

2015 Brunello di Montalcino

96

Dark cherry and plum aromas with peach and hints of sandalwood. Some white-truffle undertones. Full- bodied, dense and layered with lots of beautiful fruit and intensity. Yet, there’s a subtle and focused nature to this. Better after 2022.

James Suckling

10/1/2019

Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

2015 Barolo 'Mosconi'

96

"Extremely perfumed and floral here. Hints of honeysuckle and rose petals with pretty fruit. Full-bodied yet tight and polished with a focused center palate and a flavorful finish. Fine tannins, yet powerful. Very long. First year for this new wine. 900 b

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James Suckling

1/31/2019

Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

2015 Barolo 'Serra dei Turchi'

96

"Fabulous aromas of dark berries, plums and spice with hints of dried tea and mahogany. Full-bodied, very tight and focused with a solid core of fruit and a long, flavorful finish. So well-integrated. De-stemmed by hand. 125 magnums made. Drink in 2022."

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James Suckling

1/31/2019

Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

2013 Barolo 'Lazzarito Preve'

96

"Aromas of licorice, rose petals and berries. Full body, chewy tannins and lots of fruit. It's tight and polished, and there's so much going on. Very cool. Best ever from this vineyard. Try in 2022."

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James Suckling

11/30/2017

Il Poggiolo

2015 Brunello di Montalcino

95

Cherry and dried-strawberry aromas with hints of lavender and fruit tea. Full body, firm and polished tannins with a lovely, fine texture. This is a tight and pretty red with length and focus. Needs two or three years to come completely together, but already so beautiful. Drink after 2021.​

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James Suckling

10/1/2019

Kellerei Kaltern

2015 Moscato Giallo Passito 'Quintessenz'

95

I have not tasted much Gewürztraminer from Cantina Kaltern, so this is a real treat. The 2018 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Campaner is enormously fragrant and bright with a very specific and focused delivery that is not easy to achieve with this grape. Gewürztraminer aromas can appear all over the place, or become unruly, if not managed correctly. That's not the case here. White flower, jasmine and passion fruit are followed by a glossy note of latex or natural rubber that is true to the variety. There is a touch of sweet softness on the close along with tangy green herbal accents. Drink this wine young to capture that beautiful primary intensity.​

Wine Advocate

Monica Larner

9/12/2019

Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

2015 Barolo 'Lazzarito Preve'

95

"This has an exotic edge with plenty of cedary oak across pomegranate and dried-flower aromas, as well as flinty and ferrous nuances. The tannins are assertive and drive boldy, delivering a strong, cherry and red-plum core. Long finish. Try from 2023."

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James Suckling

1/31/2019

Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

2015 Barolo 'Fossati'

95

"This is very floral and perfumed with lilacs and rose petals highlighting the pretty fruit. Full-bodied yet tight and focused with brilliant fruit and a finish that shows a grip of fine tannins. Very Barolo. Try in 2022."

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James Suckling

1/31/2019

Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

2012 Barolo 'Preve'

95

"A fantastic Barolo with so much depth of fruit for the vintage and a solid backbone of ripe tannins and acidity. Full and powerful. Wonderful length and beauty. It need at least two or three years to soften. But it's focused and poised for greatness."

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James Suckling

11/30/2016

Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

2012 Barolo 'Serre'

94

"An opulent red with plum and cherry aromas plus hints of roses. Full body, round and silky tannins and a fresh and bright finish. So lively and flavorful. Harmonious and beautiful. Drink now."

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James Suckling

10/31/2016

Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

2005 Barolo 'Preve'

94

"Very exotic, deep-set, tarry, earthy and spicy aromas here with freshness that belies its thirteen years of age. This has very rich, ripe red and black-cherry aromas and flabors, sweetly spiced earth and a superb draw of firm, powerful tannisn that build

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James Suckling

1/31/2019

Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

2015 Barolo 'Lazzarito Preve'

94

"This is a floral and pretty Barolo with tulips, rose petals, hibiscus and orange peel. Fine and medium-bodied on the palate with polished tannins and mineral-driven acidity. Medium chewy on the finish. Drink from 2024."

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James Suckling

11/7/2019

Azienda Vinicola Palladino

2011 Barolo 'Parafada'

94

Drinking Window 2021 - 2036

Wine Enthusiast

2/28/2016

Azienda Vinicola Palladino

2015 Barolo 'Ornato'

94

The 2015 Barolo Ornato takes the intensity level (within the Palladino portfolio) up a full notch. The wine is very expressive and open from the start with dark fruit, ripe blackberry, spice, tar and leather. This wine plays its strongest cards in terms o

Robert Parker/Wine Advocate

6/28/2019

Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

2010 Barolo 'Preve'

94

"There's ample black cherry and plum fruit here, along with smoke, tar, licorice and woodsy flavors. Firm, but not severe in tannins. Spice notes grace the finish. Best from 2017 through 2032."–BS

Wine Spectator

12/31/2014

Azienda Vinicola Palladino

2013 Barolo Riserva 'San Bernardo'

94

Completing this tour de force collection of wines from Serralunga d'Alba is Palladino's 2013 Barolo Riserva San Bernardo, only produced in the best vintages. This is by far the most intense and complex of the wines presented this year. It shows a tight in

Wine Advocate

Robert Parker

6/28/2019

Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

2016 Barolo 'Lazzarito Preve'

94

This is a floral and pretty Barolo with tulips, rose petals, hibiscus and orange peel. Fine and medium-bodied on the palate with polished tannins and mineral-driven acidity. Medium chewy on the finish.​

James Suckling

11/7/2019

Azienda Vinicola Palladino

2015 Barolo 'Ornato'

94

"Aromas of tar and fruit tea with dark berries and strawberries follow through to a fully body, chewy tannins and a long and linear, focused finish. Shows tightness and intensity. Drink in 2023."

James Suckling

1/30/2019

Tenuta Garetto

2016 Nizza Barbera d'Asti 'Fava'

94

Smoky, polished black-fruit nose, with some vanilla from the oak – stylish and poised. Very ripe and intense, with fine acidity, taut and pungent, a touch warm on the finish but there’s no over ripeness. Highly concentrated but not strenuous or extracted, and finishing long and elegant.​

Decanter

8/31/2019

Azienda Vinicola Palladino

2010 Barolo 'Parafada'

94

Wine Enthusiast

10/31/2017

Azienda Agricola Fratelli Degani

2013 Amarone della Valpolicella 'La Rosta'

94

"Deep ruby. Hazelnut, almond and coffee complicate rich, ripe red cherry aromas and flavors. Very deep and suave on the palate, with juicy, harmonious acidity nicely extending the pure, precise flavors on the creamy, long finish. A strong note of hazelnut

Vinous

3/30/2017

Kellerei Kaltern

2018 Kalterersee Classico Superiore 'Quintessenz'

94

Bright deep red. Absolutely beautiful, ripe aromas and flavors of flinty red berries and violet. At once fruit-forward and mineral, but very complex, finishing with laser-like precision and a strong dusting of minerals, balsamic oils and herbs. Very well done.​

Vinous

Ian D'Agata

2/1/2020

Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

2014 Barolo 'Lazzarito Preve'

94

"Some deep fruit aromas in the dark-cherry and plum spectrum. There's also a swathe of sweetly aromatic spices on offer. The palate has an impressive linear structure, as well as fresh spiced cherries ahead of a smooth, stony and tannic finish. An excelle

JamesSuckling.com

James Suckling

4/30/2018

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