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Hot Off The Press – James Suckling's Top 100 Wines of 2016 Just Released!  A Top 100 List with Focus on “Pure Quality” and Excellence! Zachys Has 31 of 100 Selections to Offer Today!

Wines like these will serve as reference points for wine lovers around the world and will be benchmarks for generations to come.” -James Suckling

Whether you agree with ratings or not, it is always fun to see what are ranked among the top wines of the year.  Today, James Suckling released his Top 100 Wines of 2016 and what we appreciated most about the list this year is his focus on exceptional quality wines from great values to stunning collectibles.  Over 20 of the 10,000 wines JamesSuckling.com tasted this year received a perfect score of 100 points! That being said, the top ten wines on the list are all 100-Point wines.  In fact, we are thrilled as one of our favorite Italian producers Marco Bacci of Renieri took the #3 spot with his 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (100JS).  Piedmont Patriarch GAJA's triumphant return to the Barbaresco appellation was rewarded 100 points and the number ten spot by James for their stunning 2013 Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo, the first true 100-Point score since 1961! As James Suckling notes “wines like these will serve as reference points for wine lovers around the world and will be benchmarks for generations to come”.   Whether you are a seasoned collector or a novice just starting your collection, there are some truly special wines from values to collectibles, all starting under $60!

Here is a good synopsis of how the Top 100 came to be:

What a time to be a wine critic. I can't think of many years more exciting to be one than 2016. We rated no less than 20 perfect wines after tasting more than 10,000 bottles, and our Top 10 are all rated 100 points... In a departure from last year's emphasis on top-scoring value wines, we focused strictly on pure quality for this year's Top 100. Most of the 100-point wines were from Italy and Napa Valley, and I believe that 2013 could be the latter's greatest vintage. Napa produced rich and structured cabernet sauvignon-based wines, while the 2010 vintage in Tuscany made phenomenal Brunello di Montalcinos. Wines like these will serve as reference points for wine lovers around the world and will be benchmarks for generations to come.” -James Suckling

My truffle hunting wine acquisition team is out there trying to lock down new wines from this TOP 100 LIST daily. My advice is always the same every year when these lists come out... ACT QUICKLY WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING YOU LIKE! Many of these wines are sure to sell out quickly so make sure you have locked in on the TOP 1% of tasted wines by James and his team for 2016.

Let the fun begin!!

All my best,
Andrew

 

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Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Renieri 2010 (100JS) (750ML)

SKU #407495
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Brunello di...
100 Points, James Suckling: `A young Brunello with precision and complexity showing violets, blackberries, bramble berries, tea leaf and minerals. Stone undertones, too. Full body, a compressed palate and firm and velvety tannins. Powerful and long. Truly fantastic. Breathtaking. Better in 2018.`… more >
Bottle Price: $144.99
Case Price: $1,739.88

Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Blanco Gran Reserva Especial 1986 (750ML)

SKU #415230
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100 Points, James Suckling: `This is a triumph. An amazing white showing roasted pineapple, dried apple, flowers and hints of lemon curd on the nose. Hints of almonds, too. Full-body, closed and tight with amazing depth and beauty. Waxy, salty, and creamy. Goes on for minutes. 21 years in wood,… more >
Bottle Price: $649.99
Case Price: $7,799.88

Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo Gaja 2013 (100JS) (750ML)

SKU #413982
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100 Points, James Suckling:`Majestic aromas of crushed berry, meat, orange peel. Full body, very tannic yet ripe tannins and exquisite fruit. Amazing depth and density. They said they macerated a little more than normal because the fruit was perfect. A classic nebbiolo that reminds me of the great… more >
Bottle Price: $599.99
Case Price: $7,199.88

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna Del Piano Valdicava 2010 (100JS) (750ML)

SKU #406383
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100 Points, James Suckling:`A wine with superb finesse and depth. So subtle and understated yet powerful and long. The tannin intensity is amazing. It just builds like a massive wave. Superb. Give this time in the bottle. The length is endless. Better in 2018.` 10/15.. . . Antonio Galloni – Vinous… more >
Bottle Price: $325.00 Sale Bottle: $284.99
Case Price: $3,900.00 Sale Case: $3,419.88

Barolo Ornato Pio Cesare 2012 (98JS) (750ML)

SKU #410339
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98-Points, James Suckling: `This is amazingly structured with tight and polished tannins that give this wine superb linear length and balance. Full body, bright and focused fruit. Goes on for minutes. Beautiful now ....` www.Jamessuckling.com, 3/16. more >
Bottle Price: $139.99
Case Price: $1,679.88

Escarpment Pinot Noir Martinborough Kupe 2014 (97JS) (750ML)

SKU #416043
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97 Points, James Suckling: `A deeply complex, graphite, and black-cherry nose with dark spices, rose hip, toasty oak, and sweet fresh-dug earth. The palate rolls through like a perfectly formed wave, delivering an arc of dark plum and cherry fruit. The tannins curl and twist on the finish before… more >
Bottle Price: $84.99
Case Price: $1,019.88

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Fuligni 2010 (99JS) (750ML)

SKU #404779
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99-Points, James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com:`Wonderful aromas of dried mushrooms, flowers, plums, nuts and cedar. Complex. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, flavorful finish. I love the finish. Such elegance. Racy and very long. Superb. What a wine. I always love this. Drink or… more >
Bottle Price: $189.99 Sale Bottle: $144.99
Case Price: $2,279.88 Sale Case: $1,739.88

Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto Casanova di Neri 2010 (100JS) (750ML)

SKU #408161
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100 Points, James Suckling: `This is very tannic and powerful with loads of currants, spices and hints of wood. So much stone and mineral character to this. Violets, too. Full-bodied, tight and structured. Massively dense yet agile and bright. It goes on for minutes. Needs at least three or four… more >
Bottle Price: $399.99 Sale Bottle: $349.99
Case Price: $4,799.88 Sale Case: $4,199.88

Bollinger RD 2002 (99JS) (750ML)

SKU #383187
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99 Points, James Suckling: `It's striking that is as fresh as it is given the ten years in the cellars. It has a fine citrus nose with plenty of lemons, grapefruit and yellow chalky notes, not to mention some lighter floral elements. The palate is super dry (dosage at 3-4g), and there's a silky,… more >
Bottle Price: $400.00
Case Price: $4,800.00

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Assunto Bellaria 2010 (100JS) (750ML)

SKU #409273
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100 Points, James Suckling - www.jamessuckling.com: . `A Brunello with beautiful earth, berry, mushroom and leaf aromas and flavors. Full body plus a crazy center palate of fruit with chocolate covered cherries and hints of oak. Fantastic depth and tannin structure. Superb in every sense of the… more >
Bottle Price: $149.99 Sale Bottle: $124.99
Case Price: $1,799.88 Sale Case: $1,499.88

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Alle Mura Banfi 2010 (99JS) (750ML)

SKU #408752
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99-Points, James Suckling: `This is very tannic and powerful with blueberry, blackberry and milk chocolate. Full body, firm tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Shows length and power. A wine for decades ahead. Greatest Banfi red ever.` 10/15.. . 96 Points, Monica Larner – The Wine Advocate:.… more >
Bottle Price: $159.99 Sale Bottle: $119.99
Case Price: $1,919.88 Sale Case: $1,439.88

Continuum by Mondavi Napa 2013 (97AG) (750ML)

SKU #410762
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99 Points, James Suckling:`Impressive purity of fruit and definition with blackcurrant, oyster shell, blueberries and slate. Graphite, too. Very complex yet subtle. Full-bodied, very chewy and powerful yet polished and gorgeous. Muscular, well-formed tannins. Electric style. Drink in 2020.` 1/16.. .… more >
Bottle Price: $269.99
Case Price: $3,239.88