James Suckling Scores Querciabella New Releases

James Suckling is internationally regarded as one of the world’s most influential wine critics. Combining over three decades of tasting experience — 200,000 wines and counting — and extensive wine knowledge, his dedicated website JamesSuckling.com gives features more than 60,000 tasting notes and wine ratings.



Palafreno 2019 · 95/100
“This is very polished and structured with a finesse to the tannins which spread across the palate. It’s full-bodied with fine fruit and a driven finish. It needs three or four years to soften and open.” —JS


Batàr 2020 · 94/100
“Intense nose of cedar, smoked almond, mango puree, papaya and lemon pie. Full-bodied, dense and creamy with delicious praline and pie-crust character, balanced by just the right amount of lemony acidity.” —JS


Camartina 2018 · 93/100
Currant and floral aromas with some cement and violets. Medium body, firm tannins and tangy acidity that shows lots of citrus rind.”  —JS


Querciabella Gran Selezione 2018 · 96/100

“This has aromas of dark plum, peach, bay leaf, spearmint and vanilla. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a deliciously layered palate. Lovely interplay of stone fruit, herbs and spices. Long and elegant, with very fine and focused tannins. Fantastic purity.” —JS


Querciabella Riserva 2019 · 95/100
“A fragrant and vivid red with sour cherries, lemons, cloves, cracked pepper and dried flowers on the nose. Medium-bodied with silky tannins and bright acidity. Juicy and delicious with plenty of energy.” —JS


Querciabella 2020 · 93/100
“Pure fruit on the nose, with rose hips, cherries, blueberries, lemon leaves and dried flowers. Medium-bodied with tangy acidity and firm tannins. Vibrant and elegant, with such purity of fruit. —JS


Mongrana 2020 · 93/100
“Raspberries, currants, mulberries, orange zest and lemon leaves on the nose. Medium-bodied with lightly chewy tannins and bright acidity. Wild and savory with a delicious, crunchy finish.”  —JS


Turpino 2019 · 92/100
“Fresh aromas of cherries and orange peel follow through to a medium body with firm tannins and a bright finish. The tannins are a little firm now. Citrusy acidity.”  —JS


Mongrana Bianco 2021 · 91/100
“A saline, lightly waxy white with aromas of green apples, lemons, seashells and yogurt. Medium-bodied with fresh acidity and a briny edge. Very drinkable.”  —JS


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