93 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2012
Moderately saturated medium red. Perfumed aromas of red cherry, redcurrant, spices, earth and dried flowers show a lightly decadent marzipan quality. Silky on entry, then laid-back and delicately perfumed in the middle, with a restrained sweetness to the seamless red fruit and saline mineral flavors. Finishes firmly tannic, long and sophisticated, with captivating lingering perfume. I'd hold this beauty for three or four years before pulling the cork.
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. Read More »
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... Read More »
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