88 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2010
Good medium red with a pale rim. A slightly reduced, musky quality dissipate with air to reveal ripe red cherry and raspberry aromas. Enters ripe and soft, showing strong underbrush, ripe red cherry and plum flavors. The moderately long finish features mounting tannins and notes of tobacco and licorice.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
sweet wines and dessert wines.
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The trademark of wines from Tuscany, and especially those from the region of Chianti, was once the fiasco. This straw-colored flask may carry associations of lengthy rustic meals out on the portico of a villa in the Tuscan countryside, but this romantic reverie must be interrupted with a burst of reality...
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