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Wine Spectator’s recently published list of Top 100 wines of the world includes 18 great offerings from Italy.

Among those in the Top 10 were il Poggione (#4) a Brunello di Montalcino of 2010 vintage and and Amarone from Masi(#8) a 2008 vintage. Other wines for making the top 20 highest rated wines was another Brunello from Altesino and another a Brunello from La Serena (#13). Interesting the Altesino Brunello had the highest score of all of the 100 wines on the list with a rating of WS 98 points.

The complete list of Italian offerings that made the Wine Spectator list were:

#4 / Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino / 2010/ WS 94 pts
#8 / Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Serègo Alighieri Vaio Armarone / 2010/ WS 95 pts
#13 /La Serena Brunelli di Montalcino / 2010/ WS 96 pts
#18 / Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli/ 2010/ WS 98 pts
#27 / Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino / 2010/ WS 95 pts
#41/ Podere Sapaio Bolgheri Volpolo/ 2012/ WS 93 pts
#43 / Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino / 2010/ WS 94 pts
#46 / Castello d’Albola Chianti Classico / 2011/ WS 90 pts
#50 / Bartolo Mascarello Barolo/ 2010/ WS 97 pts
#52 / Brancaia Toscana Italiana / 2012/ WS 94 pts
#55 / ArcanumToscana Il Fauno / 2010/ WS 92 pts
#62 / Odero Barolo / 2011/ WS 93 pts
#67 / Feudo di Santa Croce Primitivo di Manduria LXXIV / 2013/ WS 91 pts
#71 / Antinori Bolgheri Suoeriore Guado al Tasso / 2012/ WS 95 pts
#74 / d’Angelo Aglianico del Vulture / 2012/ WS 90 pts
#87/ Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna/ 2013/ WS 90 pts
#89/ Zisola Sicilia/ 2013/ WS 90 pts
#93/ Schola Sarmenti Nardo Nera Riserva/ 2012/ WS 90 pts