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James Suckling's List of Great Italian Wines

Meet James Suckling

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Meet James Suckling, one of the world’s most powerful wine critics. Each year, he brings together top Italian wineries to the USA for The Great Wines of Italy event series, where wine lovers can rub shoulders with vineyard owners, passionate winemakers and representatives of the best wineries in Italy. You can find out about James and this wonderful event here https://www.jamessuckling.com/event/great-wines-italy-usa-tour-2020/

This year, James is bringing an evocative array of Italian wines that all received scores of 90 points and above. In preparation for this premium Italian wine tasting event, James and the JamesSuckling.com team visited many wine regions in Italy, and tasted and rated 5,400 wines in total last year in Italy. The result, is a group of hand-picked, prestigious Italian producers that showcase a wealth of local wines being produced throughout Italy.

We’ve put together some of his selections below, explore, taste and enjoy!

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  • Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore  Front Label
    Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Valdobbiadene, Prosecco, Italy
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    • WW91
    • JS91
    • W&S90
    4.0 814 Ratings
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  • Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2015  Front Label
    Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2015
    Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
    • JS95
    • WE93
    • V91
    • D90
    4.3 48 Ratings
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  • Tenuta di Capraia Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 Front Label
    Tenuta di Capraia Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS94
    • WS93
    • V93
    4.0 143 Ratings
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  • Donnafugata Ben Rye (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
    Donnafugata Ben Rye (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Other Dessert from Sicily, Italy
    • D97
    • JS95
    • V92
    4.9 38 Ratings
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  • Santadi Terre Brune Carignano del Sulcis Superiore 2015  Front Label
    Santadi Terre Brune Carignano del Sulcis Superiore 2015
    Carignan from Sardinia, Italy
    • JS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
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  • Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
    Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS94
    • RP93
    • WS93
    • W&S90
    4.6 19 Ratings
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  • La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
    La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS94
    • V92
    • RP90
    4.4 48 Ratings
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  • Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin Serraboella 2016 Front Label
    Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin Serraboella 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
    • RP96
    • WS94
    • JS93
    3.9 7 Ratings
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  • La Magia Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
    La Magia Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS96
    • RP93
    • D92
    4.1 68 Ratings
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  • Tornatore Etna Rosso 2017 Front Label
    Tornatore Etna Rosso 2017
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
    • WE93
    • JS92
    • RP91
    3.8 256 Ratings
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  • Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undicicomuni 2015  Front Label
    Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undicicomuni 2015
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • WS92
    • JS92
    4.5 21 Ratings
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  • St. Michael-Eppan Anger Pinot Grigio 2018  Front Label
    St. Michael-Eppan Anger Pinot Grigio 2018
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
    • WE92
    • JS91
    4.2 26 Ratings
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  • Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Margone 2013  Front Label
    Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Margone 2013
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
    • WS92
    • JS92
    • RP91
    • WE90
    • D90
    3.8 21 Ratings
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  • St. Michael-Eppan Sanct Valentin Sauvignon Blanc 2018  Front Label
    St. Michael-Eppan Sanct Valentin Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc from Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
    • JS93
    • RP92
    4.4 8 Ratings
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  • Querciabella Chianti Classico 2016  Front Label
    Querciabella Chianti Classico 2016
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
    • D94
    • JS93
    • WS93
    • W&S91
    4.0 101 Ratings
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  • Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
    Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS95
    • RP95
    • V93
    4.1 96 Ratings
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  • Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2017  Front Label
    Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2017
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
    • JD92
    • RP92
    • JS92
    • WS91
    • WE90
    3.8 196 Ratings
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  • Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco 2012  Front Label
    Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco 2012
    Sagrantino from Umbria, Italy
    • JS90
    3.8 8 Ratings
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  • La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt Riserva 2016  Front Label
    La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Spelt Riserva 2016
    Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
    • JS93
    • JD91
    • WE90
    4.0 75 Ratings
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  • Pecchenino Bussia Barolo 2015  Front Label
    Pecchenino Bussia Barolo 2015
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • RP93
    • JS93
    • WS93
    • V93
    4.5 18 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $69.99
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  • Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Rose  Front Label
    Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Rose
    Rosé Sparkling Wine from Lombardy, Italy
    • JS93
    • RP90
    4.6 32 Ratings
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  • Santadi Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Rocca Rubia 2015  Front Label
    Santadi Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Rocca Rubia 2015
    Carignan from Sardinia, Italy
    • JS93
    • RP92
    • WS90
    3.8 18 Ratings
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  • La Valentina Bellovedere Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Terre dei Vestini Riserva 2015  Front Label
    La Valentina Bellovedere Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Terre dei Vestini Riserva 2015
    Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
    • JS94
    • JD94
    • RP93
    • WE91
    4.6 6 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $59.99
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  • Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili 2017  Front Label
    Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
    • JS97
    • D91
    5.0 15 Ratings
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  • Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Brut  Front Label
    Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Brut
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Italy
    • JS92
    4.3 18 Ratings
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