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James Suckling's Top 100 wines under $30!

/ January 25, 2019

Great showing from Italy and one delicious entry from New Zealand!

Full list here:

https://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/100-best-wines-under-30-2018/


46 CLOS HENRI SAUVIGNON BLANC MARLBOROUGH PETIT CLOS 2016

Country New Zealand

Region South Island

Vintage 2016

Score 91

Subtly waxy with flinty lime grapefruit and lemon fruits. Stony nuances too. There's handy acidity and a crisp clean finish. Drink now. Screw cap.


52 LA VALENTINA MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO 2016

Country Italy

Region Abruzzo

Vintage 2016

Score 93

Pretty depth of dark fruit in this with hints of flowers and fruit tea that follow through to a medium to full body, soft tannins and a juicy finish. Drink or hold.


63 TASCA D'ALMERITA NERELLO MASCALESE SICILIA TASCANTE GHIAIA NERA 2015

Country Italy

Region Sicily

Vintage 2015

Score 94

The dried-strawberry, fresh-herb and perfume character is fresh and appealing. Medium body, firm and velvety tannins. Long and flavorful. Always excellent. Drink or hold.


83 CLETO CHIARLI LAMBRUSCO DI SORBARA VECCHIA MODENA PREMIUM VINO FRIZZANTE SECCO 2017

Country Italy

Region Emilia-Romagna

Vintage 2017

Score 93

Purity of fruit is really what this rosé-style of Lambrusco is all about with bright citrus peel, orange rind, cherry stones, lilacs and rose petals. Fine and linear on the palate with a delicate line of bubbles and acidity and a crunchy, mineral finish. Drink now.