A Note from Sergio
Last year, IWM hosted a dinner with Antinori's Chief Enologist and CEO Renzo Cotarelli and our clients. Among many other wines, he poured Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Ferrovia from 2007. It took everyone by surprise--everyone, that is, who hadn't tasted it before. It's a deeply enjoyable wine; it smells like a Montalcino meadow, drips with wild fruit, and lays down a swath of velvet in your mouth. But this Antinori bottling is through and through a Brunello, no mistake about it.
Today, I'm pleased to present another allocation of the '07 Riserva Ferrovia. This Antinori wine satisfies the senses. It's a wine to pour when you want to make Brunello converts out of people who've never tasted one, but it's also a Brunello for people who love the wine but don't necessarily want to wait years before they enjoy it. It's difficult to find a Brunello Riserva that hovers around the $100 mark, but this one does, making it an affordable luxury.
In the past couple of weeks, I've been very proud to present a series of Bordeaux offerings, each handpicked by IWM's Bordeaux expert, Robin Kelley O'Connor. Today's offer comes from a château so special that it deserves an offer all its own: Mouton Rothschild. Legendary, historic, aristocratic and aesthetic, Mouton Rothschild is the kind of estate that other estates dream of becoming, and this astounding list of wines spans 1957-2002. It's a testament to Robin's skill, acuity and knowledge. Many wines are unavailable elsewhere, and all arrive with the kind of provenance you expect from IWM.
Finally, I'm happy to spotlight Domaine Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne 2010, a shocking wine in the best possible ways. I love when a well-made wine surprises me. The Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne is always a relative steal, and a wine that Burgundy lovers rightfully revere; I'm happy to present this bottling at the very best price in the US.