Il Chiosso

Arianna Occhipinti

Sicilia Il Frappato 2020

Delectable Wine

More like a spiced herbal tea than wine in the glass, the 2020 Il Frappato wafts up with a smoky mix of dusty rose, sage, allspice and crushed ashen stone. This is pure and delicate in feel, with a salty flourish up front that gives way to citrus-tinged wild berries and red plums. It leaves the palate completely refreshed, tapering off with a staining of liquid inner florals and licorice nuances. While I don’t see the 2020 making old bones, it would benefit from a short stay in the cellar to help unlock more of its aromatic profile. It’s an understated beauty. (Eric Guido, Vinous, September 2023)
— 8 days ago

Il Censo

Njuro Terre Siciliane IGT Perricone 2016

Gettin back on the wagon. Black fruit, sage, medium tannins, tolerable funk. Great with Pastaria braised pork pappardelle. — a month ago

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Mauro Vannucci

Il Sasso Carmignano Sangiovese Blend 2021

Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe red fruits, sweet spice, herbs and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of juicy cherry and red plum with cacao, tobacco and herb spice wrapped in balanced acidity. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, spice and earthy character. Just starting to show well but will age for next 10 years. Nice! — 20 days ago

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Tenuta Il Poggione

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Jan A

Still needs a couple of years — 19 hours ago

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Stella Rosa

Il Conte Black l'Originale Semi Sweet Red Blend

First time wine drinker...
Delicious and very casual!
— 11 days ago

Castello di Monsanto

Il Poggio Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2006

After an encounter during a tasting some 7 years ago, I decided to bury my bottles way back in my cellar.
Today, this is an unusually dark, concentrated and brooding Chianti. Notes of scorched earth, graphite, dark fruit, ink, Aceto Balsamico, dried herbs and Cuban cigars dominante the nose. The palate is extremely well balanced and the finish long and rewarding, while high levels of ripe soft tannines and mellow acidity provide structure.
— a month ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Chianti for the long run. 😉
Steven Heydemann

Steven Heydemann

Have a few of this buried as well. Sounds like it’s time to excavate.

Arianna Occhipinti

Terre Siciliane Il Frappato 2019

Popped and poured. The 2019 Occhipinti “Il Frappato” is absolutely lovely right now. Bright, crunchy red and dark fruits with a touch of brettanomyces (but only just), rocky minerals, and some dried herbs for good measure. So fresh! Medium tannin and medium + acid. Finish is long. In a group with a mix of different palates and experience and a large line-up of wines, this was the first bottle emptied. Drink now and over the next 5-7 years. — a month ago

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Tenuta Il Poggione

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2017

One word….. buy! Rich and beautiful! — 14 days ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato Bolgheri Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Bright red sparkly wine. Cab character subdued but love the wine — 23 days ago