Prato, Tuscany

Isole e Olena

Cepparello Toscana Sangiovese 2008

Very good Sangiovese, brooding and elegant. This wine needs to be open at least 1 hour before consuming. Nose of tobacco, palette is leather and tar. Needs to be consumed with steak. — 3 days ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2017

Another one from last night’s birthday dinner. I had a little left to revisit on day 2 and it is still amazing. What a classic. I could sit with this for a long time. The smokey, deep dark fruit/licorice, and velvety mouthfeel, all make this wine shine. This one will definitely improve with more age. Easily one of the top 5 wines of the year for me. — 15 days ago

Ira, Shay and 18 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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La Cerbaiola di Salvioni Giulio

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2005

Not sure what @Antonio Galloni is talking about in his recent score as this was classic, and deeply so, with wonderfully mature aromatics and palate. He must have had a few bad bottles, I brought this back from Italy a few years ago. Balsamic, more tertiary than primary and more dark red cherry and currant fruits, heady aromatics, lots to like here. Tannin are a little grainy but that's just being a little bit picky. — 8 days ago

Ira, Martin and 3 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Villa Antinori Toscana Sangiovese Blend

Pulled from my cellar, popped and poured and presented double-blind to the group. In the glass, the wine appears a deep garnet with a translucent core, a slightly orange rim and some signs of fine sediment on the glass. On the nose, the wine is mature with initial notes of Tootsie Roll and old leather bound books. However after about 40min in the glass, the nose brightens up and begins to show more varietal characteristics: cherries, desiccated flowers, fennel, damp earth, leather and espresso. On the palate, the wine is bone dry and the tannin’s are still quite firm. Acid is medium+ and the finish is long. Alcohol is medium. A very lovely mature wine! Guesses were all in Italy but further north in Piemonte (Barbaresco mostly) and much, much younger with most settling on late 90’s. I don’t drink a lot of modern wines from Antinori but this was quite the charmer with 41 years of age on it. If anyone has any well stored examples, drink now with about 40min of air. That being said, there is enough life for these to soldier on for another 5-10 but this is very clearly in the twilight of its life. Something else of note: the cork was extracted completely intact. It was one of those cute little stubby ones more typical of the time. — 3 days ago

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Tenuta San Guido

Guidalberto Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015

Guidalberto, the second wine from Tenuta San Guido is dark in its appearance and elegant on the palate, made of Cabernet Sauvignon and a bit of Merlot, which gives the wine softness. — 10 hours ago

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Rocca di Montegrossi

Geremia Toscana Cabernet-Merlot Blend 2016

August 6, 2022. Big, beautiful Bordeaux blend from Tuscany. Decanted 1 hour. Drinking excellent now but will definitely get better. Love this. — 12 days ago

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Isole e Olena

Cepparello Estate Bottled Toscana Sangiovese 2016

Yes, please, to this developing wine with notes of fresh blackberry, plum, tart black cherry, violet, black licorice anise, sambuca, fennel, cedar, nutmeg, cinnamon, cedar, sweet tobacco, and clove. 100% Sangiovese from Tuscany.

Acidity, alcohol, tannins are strong! Solid structure; wish we’d held on for longer. Still lovely now though.

Cheers!
— 4 hours ago

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Daniel Bloom

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@Vanessa I used to see Palo 1, maybe 2 x a year @moorebros.
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Vanessa

@Daniel Bloom Whaaaaat? That’s so amazing. We’d love to visit someday.

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Lucente La Vite Toscana SuperTuscan Blend 2018

Very good Tuscan Bordeaux blend. Very approachable seen its age. Very soft tannins and plenty of red fruit. Full bodied and smooth as silk — 6 days ago

Doctor, Peter and 13 others liked this

Ampeleia

Unlitro Alicante Blend 2020

Un Litro + pizza + FBoy Island, what more can I ask for?

Foradori does coastal Tuscany. All tart cherries. Light & fresh.
— 6 days ago

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