Tobacco on the nose. Some leather also. Some licorice on the taste. Good texture with plumb notes. Really solid. — 2 months ago
2015 Il Carnasciale is embracing the warm vintage with grace; Showing off with a deep but vibrant fruit that is eating up the expensive cooperage over its telltale gravelly minerality. An impeccable palate, sublime yet intense, powdery tannins and a pulsing fatigue with a nervy edge throughout a long and developing finish. Classy!
Have a taste and you’ll catch yourself jiggling over its profoundness. — 5 years ago
Fresh black fruit with smooth tannins and great acidity. 1y in French barriques and tonneaux perfectly integrated. This one has great freshness and good structure. — 5 years ago
Sublime… tout en souplesse!
2019… $60 BC — 5 months ago
A good Chianti for cold weather. Drank this one outside in November and it’s full body kept us warm. Subtle iron notes to start with a smooth finish. — 3 years ago
Picked up this bottle in October at the winery in Chianti. Enjoying it in Arizona for our anniversary. Fantastic wine. Highly recommend it. — 7 years ago
Excellent Super Tuscan bought at the winery in Italy. — 3 years ago
One of 2019’s favorite new acquaintances Tenuta di Carleone Il Guercia. Equally impressive today as its displaying a wonderful combination of playfulness, transparancy, gracefulness and intensity. Opening with a vibrant and nuanced red fruit profile followed by a perfumed and herb infused floral note with a salty and gravelly minerality in the back end. It’s developing in layers with the time in the glass reaching unexplored territories in each sniff.
The palate is an act of grace, a wonderful flow and an enticing texture
with very fine yet present tannins that is balancing the fresh acidity as they together carries the complex fruit profile throughout the gravelly encore.
An impressive act worthy standing ovations — 4 years ago
Very similar to the last bottle...
Lots of ripe cherry, with tobacco, cedar and a touch of black pepper. Tannins are balanced yet still with a slight tightness on the finish. Will drink well for another 3-5 years. Good value at $24.
#IlMolinodiGrace #chianticlassico #tuscany #sangiovese #vinorosso #italianwines #redwine #chianticlassicoriserva #panzano #italianredwine — 7 years ago