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Super Tuscans revisited

The original “Super Tuscans” still merit the name.

The original “Super Tuscans” still merit the name, said John Mariani in Bloomberg.com. Dozens of excellent wines now brandish the unofficial designation—created in the 1970s by ambitious Tuscan winemakers who wanted more freedom in blending grape varieties than regulations allowed. But the pioneers aren’t just higher priced; a sampling of recent vintages suggests that they remain a true elite.

2010 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia ($105). Give the 2010 five years to fully blossom: It’s “as fine a cabernet as the best in Bordeaux.”

2009 Tignanello ($70). This rich, refined, and widely available cabernet-Sangiovese blend “is one of those wines that just about everyone loves.”

2009 Solaia ($255). Cabernet is blended with Sangiovese in a “seamless composition.” It’s “one of my favorite wines in the world.”

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