92(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , August 2012
Good full, bright red. Captivating aromas of red plum, red licorice, minerals and sweet brown spices, with higher-pitched suggestions of sour red cherry and violet. Suave and light on its feet, showing a youthfully medicinal aspect to the flavors of red fruits, flowers and licorice. Firmly structured but not a bit hard, this wine finishes with strong fruit, a hint of marzipan, and outstanding length and verve. The juicy, mouthwatering acidity leaves you wanting another glass.
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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