James Suckling is one of the most famous and acclaimed American wine critics in the world. His fame is mainly given by his thirty-year career in the world of journalism and in food and wine critics.
The magazine in which he began his career as an editor, then becoming editor-in-chief and director, is prestigious – Wine Spectator – and Montioni also had the honour of being reviewed with a great score.
James Suckling has pursued his brilliant career focusing on a new project; he is CEO and editor of JamesSuckling.com, an international wine media platform founded in 2010.
In addition to writing about wine as well as organizing tastings in the place of origin of the product, JamesSuckling.com also organizes wine events all over the world, especially in America and Asia, with bottles that literally come from every corner of the globe.
However, his affinity for the wine sector is certainly connected to the Italian products of which Suckling is a great expert and lover.
How is JamesSuckling.com different from other food and wine magazines?
The author's point of view. Not only detached and impersonal critiques and written reviews, but rather videos, live footage, photos, and interviews, to personally follow how the wine classification process works.
James and his team review around 10.000 wines per year!
After establishing the criteria to be followed for him and his team of editors, Suckling decided to use the 100-point scale to better rate the wine tasted.
James’ comment regarding his reviewing criteria:
“A wine that I rate 90 points or more is outstanding (A). It’s a wine I want to drink a glass of and is an outstanding purchase.”
Montioni wines tasted and awarded by James Suckling:
Montefalco Rosso Montioni D.O.C. - 91 points by James Suckling
“Subtle aroma of dried orange and blueberries pervade through a medium body. Firm and silky tannins and a clean finish. Very balanced, to drink now.”
Montefalco Sagrantino 2018 - 91 points by James Suckling
"Lots of blueberry and blackberry with chewy, fine tannins and a polished texture. Medium bodied, long and focused. Shows polish. 100% sagrantino. Drink now."
Umbria Grechetto 2021 - 90 points by James Suckling
"An attractive grechetto with cooked-apple and lime character. Medium body. Waxy fruit. Fresh finish. Drink now"