Founded in 1968, this winery was bought by a group of investors headed up by Jacob Safra in 1990. Since then, quality has been on the upswing. The '97 Reserve is a big, rich, dense and distinctive wine that works some earthy, leathery flavors into the cur —James Laube
Albeit expensive and hard to find, this is a small-production Pomerol that rates classic in the '98 vintage. The '98 Lafleur is a superb red, with fascinating aromas of berry, chocolate, smoke and dried herb. Full-bodied, with incredibly well-integrated t —James Suckling
Tenuta di Trinoro has only been around since 1992, when Barone Andrea Franchetti bought the nearly 60-acre site, situated in a rather wild area of Tuscany, south of the town of Montepulciano. He immediately cleared the vineyards completely and started pla —James Suckling
From Tuscany's stellar '97 vintage comes another outstanding Chianti. Dark ruby in color, with lots of chocolate, berry and vanilla aromas, this is full-bodied and velvety, with lots of fruit and a long, succulent finish. A beauty from a great vintage. Be —James Suckling
One of the new "garage wines," as the small-production wines that break with local traditions are called. The '98 La Mondotte is an extremely well-constructed young red. Black in color, and massively grapey, with loads of mineral, menthol and toasted oak. —James Suckling
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