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
It's no surprise that Pétrus, the flagship château of the Mouiex family holdings, has turned in a stunner in the Pomerol-favored vintage of '98. Leaves me speechless; like gazing at a Canaletto painting. Has a high-toned nose, with violet, floral, berry —James Suckling
Perhaps better known for Chiantis and super-Tuscan reds, Antinori produces this white from a blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto. White Burgundy in Umbria. Aromas of ripe pineapple, honey and toasted oak follow through to a full-bodied wine with rich fruit —James Suckling
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