October focus: New Releases of Chianti Classico 2018 & Super Tuscan 2019

"Readers will find much to choose from in both 2018 and 2019, two very different vintages full of highlights... the top wines in this report are utterly breathtaking, Chianti Classico and Chianti also offer the consumer so many exceptional everyday values." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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24 Products

Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Casuccia Gran Selezione 2018 (1x150cl)
HK$2,540.00
2018

Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Casuccia Gran Selezione 2018 (1x150cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto La Casuccia is fabulous. A heady, opulent wine, the 2018 possesses tremendous energy to match its explosive personality. The plush fruit and soft, silky curves are pure Casuccia. The 2018 needs at least a handful of years in bottle, as it is a wine that only truly blossoms with time.

Tuscany 1x150cl - 97 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$2,540.00
If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Casuccia Gran Selezione 2018 (1x300cl)
HK$5,230.00
2018

Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Casuccia Gran Selezione 2018 (1x300cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto La Casuccia is fabulous. A heady, opulent wine, the 2018 possesses tremendous energy to match its explosive personality. The plush fruit and soft, silky curves are pure Casuccia. The 2018 needs at least a handful of years in bottle, as it is a wine that only truly blossoms with time.

Tuscany 1x300cl - 97 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$5,230.00
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Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Casuccia Gran Selezione 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$9,850.00
2018

Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Casuccia Gran Selezione 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto La Casuccia is fabulous. A heady, opulent wine, the 2018 possesses tremendous energy to match its explosive personality. The plush fruit and soft, silky curves are pure Casuccia. The 2018 needs at least a handful of years in bottle, as it is a wine that only truly blossoms with time.
Delivery to Storage from 27 Nov 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 4 97 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$9,850.00
Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Bellavista 2018 (1x150cl)
HK$2,540.00
2018

Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Bellavista 2018 (1x150cl)

Vinous (98)

The 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista marries Sangiovese and Malvasia Nera, a combination that works so well. The Bellavista is a powerful, vertical wine endowed with explosive and tremendous energy. Like all the top wines, it needs the better part of a decade to show all it's got. Gravel, smoke, leather, licorice and scorched earth.

Tuscany 1x150cl - 98 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$2,540.00
If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Bellavista 2018 (1x300cl)
HK$5,230.00
2018

Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Bellavista 2018 (1x300cl)

Vinous (98)

The 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista marries Sangiovese and Malvasia Nera, a combination that works so well. The Bellavista is a powerful, vertical wine endowed with explosive and tremendous energy. Like all the top wines, it needs the better part of a decade to show all it's got. Gravel, smoke, leather, licorice and scorched earth.

Tuscany 1x300cl - 98 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$5,230.00
If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Bellavista 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$7,135.00
2018

Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Bellavista 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98)

The 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista marries Sangiovese and Malvasia Nera, a combination that works so well. The Bellavista is a powerful, vertical wine endowed with explosive and tremendous energy. Like all the top wines, it needs the better part of a decade to show all it's got. Gravel, smoke, leather, licorice and scorched earth.

Tuscany 6x75cl - 98 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$7,135.00
If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Fattoria le Pupille Poggio Valente 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$1,480.00
2018

Fattoria le Pupille Poggio Valente 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

Tasted from vat, the Fattoria le Pupille 2018 Poggio Valente is an elegant expression of Sangiovese with just a hint of the freewheeling wildness that characterizes the Maremma region of southern Tuscany. The wine delivers cherry, wild rose, forest fruit and blueberry. Beyond those primary tones are integrated notes of spice and mild tobacco. The wine is put together with careful precision, and all it needs now is more aging time in order to flesh out and build depth. Everything is set, just give it time.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Nov 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 30 94 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$1,480.00
Fattoria Le Pupille Saffredi Maremma 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$3,550.00
2018

Fattoria Le Pupille Saffredi Maremma 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

A fantastic nose to this with currant, sage, rosemary and rose-petal character. Sweet tobacco and spicy chocolate, too. Very complex. The palate shows lovely depth of fruit with blackberries, blackcurrants and fine tannins. It’s racy and refined with a direct, focused palate. Just a baby. A blend of cabernet sauvignon 60%, merlot 32% and petite verdot 8%. This needs at least two or three years to soften. Try in 2023.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$3,550.00
Felsina Fontalloro 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$2,830.00
2018

Felsina Fontalloro 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 27 Nov 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 - HK$2,830.00
Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$1,285.00
2018

Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

A perfumed nose of redcurrants, sour cherries, bay leaves and spices. Medium-bodied with chewy tannins. Dusty texture in the mouth with structure and a bright core of red fruit. Flavourful, ample and tannic finish with length. So serious. From organically grown grapes.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 4 95 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$1,285.00
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$4,150.00
2018

Isole e Olena Cepparello 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 27 Nov 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 3 - HK$4,150.00
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2018 (12x75cl)
HK$2,455.00
2018

Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2018 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (93)

This is a really authentic and beautiful Chianti Classico, offering cherries, orange peel and light undertones of nuts and bark. It’s medium-bodied, very polished and integrated with a fresh, juicy finish. Drink now.
Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Tuscany 12x75cl 1 93 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$2,455.00
Le Cinciole Chianti Classico 2018 (6x150cl)
HK$3,210.00
2018

Le Cinciole Chianti Classico 2018 (6x150cl)

Vinous (93+)

The 2018 Chianti Classico is a wine of magnificent purity and class. Lavender, sage, tobacco and cedar open first, leading to a core of dark red/purplish fruit. Savory and earthy, with terrific persistence, the 2018 has so much going on. Readers will find a deep, layered Chianti Classico full of character. The 2018 will benefit from a few years in bottle, as it is a bit tight at this stage.
Delivery to Storage from 17 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x150cl 1 93+ (VN) Read Review/Description HK$3,210.00
Le Cinciole Chianti Classico 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$885.00
2018

Le Cinciole Chianti Classico 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (93+)

The 2018 Chianti Classico is a wine of magnificent purity and class. Lavender, sage, tobacco and cedar open first, leading to a core of dark red/purplish fruit. Savory and earthy, with terrific persistence, the 2018 has so much going on. Readers will find a deep, layered Chianti Classico full of character. The 2018 will benefit from a few years in bottle, as it is a bit tight at this stage.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 2 93+ (VN) Read Review/Description HK$885.00
Mazzei Concerto di Fonterutoli 2019 (6x75cl)
HK$2,200.00
2019

Mazzei Concerto di Fonterutoli 2019 (6x75cl)

Jane Anson (97)

This is savoury, dry in the best possible way, with a ton of red fruits, dried roses and herbs, and waves of fragrance. It’s a successful blend where the Sangiovese is dominant, conferring the wine with its warm personality but the Cabernet Sauvignon adds a touch of austerity to the tannins and a sense of quiet confidence. Turmeric and olive tapenade as it opens, alongside raspberry, red cherry and smoky oak, the whole thing both extremely delicate and intensely fragrant. Can drink now with a short carafe - there are tannins here but they are well defined and finely layered - but it will also age. Small amounts of the 2018 were released last winter, but this September sees the first proper release through the Place de Bordeaux. Ageing 18 months in small French oak barrels, 70% new, plus four months in concrete tanks afterwards. One to look out for - great stuff from the Mazzei family, that has been making wine in Tuscany since the 15th century.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Nov 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 2 97 (JA) Read Review/Description HK$2,200.00
Mazzei Siepi 2019 (6x75cl)
HK$4,315.00
2019

Mazzei Siepi 2019 (6x75cl)

Vinous (99)

The 2019 Siepi continues a trend towards greater finesse and nuance in this wine. Crème de cassis, lavender, spice, licorice and plum meld together effortlessly in the glass. Dense and layered, with striking detail, the 2019 is so impressive. The flavors are bright, bold and punchy. An exceptionally beautiful and riveting wine, the 2019 is rich and concentrated, but not at all heavy. What a total knock-out.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 99 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$4,315.00
Montepeloso A Quo 2019 (6x75cl)
HK$1,110.00
2019

Montepeloso A Quo 2019 (6x75cl)

Vinous (92)

The 2019 A Quo, Montepeloso’s entry-level red, delivers the goods and then some. Fresh, floral and beautifully lifted, the 2019 offers up a bevy of crushed berry fruit, rose petal and cinnamon, all in a mid-weight style that emphasizes freshness and energy to balance the natural richness of Tuscany's Maremma. Medium in body and wonderfully translucent, the 2019 is an absolute beauty. Best of all, it’s a steal.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 92 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$1,110.00
Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2018 (1x150cl)
HK$830.00
2018

Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2018 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (97)

Intense aromas of blue fruit, lavender and violets. Some sandalwood, too. Full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and beautiful fruit. Really racy and refined with excellent length. Drinkable now, but a few years of bottle age will make it even more beautiful. Try after 2023.

Tuscany 1x150cl - 97 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$830.00
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Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2018 (6x150cl)
HK$4,480.00
2018

Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2018 (6x150cl)

James Suckling (97)

Intense aromas of blue fruit, lavender and violets. Some sandalwood, too. Full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and beautiful fruit. Really racy and refined with excellent length. Drinkable now, but a few years of bottle age will make it even more beautiful. Try after 2023.

Tuscany 6x150cl - 97 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$4,480.00
If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$2,130.00
2018

Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Intense aromas of blue fruit, lavender and violets. Some sandalwood, too. Full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and beautiful fruit. Really racy and refined with excellent length. Drinkable now, but a few years of bottle age will make it even more beautiful. Try after 2023.

Tuscany 6x75cl - 97 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$2,130.00
If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2019 (1x150cl)
HK$1,060.00
2019

Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2019 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (97)

Sweet berries and spice with dried-chili and walnut undertones. Currants, too. Full-bodied with chewy tannins that are polished and savory. Very sophisticated and structured. Savory. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. Give this time to soften. A beauty this vintage. Try after 2024.

Tuscany 1x150cl - 97 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$1,060.00
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Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2019 (6x75cl)
HK$2,730.00
2019

Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Sweet berries and spice with dried-chili and walnut undertones. Currants, too. Full-bodied with chewy tannins that are polished and savory. Very sophisticated and structured. Savory. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. Give this time to soften. A beauty this vintage. Try after 2024.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Tuscany 6x75cl 9 97 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$2,730.00
Tua Rita Redigaffi 2019 (1x150cl)
HK$3,170.00
2019

Tua Rita Redigaffi 2019 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (98)

Aromas of violets, blackberries and black truffles follow through to a full body with firm, silky tannins with lots of texture that’s caressing and enticing. Such polish and beauty. Very long and powerful. So much structure this year, 100% merlot. Best after 2024.

Tuscany 1x150cl - 98 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$3,170.00
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Tua Rita Redigaffi 2019 (3x75cl)
HK$4,600.00
2019

Tua Rita Redigaffi 2019 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Aromas of violets, blackberries and black truffles follow through to a full body with firm, silky tannins with lots of texture that’s caressing and enticing. Such polish and beauty. Very long and powerful. So much structure this year, 100% merlot. Best after 2024.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Tuscany 3x75cl 4 98 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$4,600.00

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