Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009 - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 92-95 points - "The 2009 Beaucastel exhibits an opaque purple colour as well as sweet aromas of camphor, truffles, black cherries, blackcurrants, liquorice, pepper and forest floor. The wine is full-bodied, rich, intense and powerful ... Because of the significant tannins, the 2009 requires 3-5 years of bottle age and should evolve for 25-30 years." 14.5% ABV
Pillastro Selezione d'Oro "One sip and you'll understand why Angelo Maci has been named 'Southern Italian Winemaker of the Year' three times at VinItaly. Handcrafted with chocolaty Primitivo grapes sourced from Angelo's very best sites in Puglia, then given a splash of deep, dark Negroamaro, the wine was barrel-aged for extra smoothness and complexity." A big, fat, fruity, silky splash in your mouth! Goes excellent with rich pasta dishes or a juicy steak.