Tuscany Sangiovese Blend

Famiglia Castellani

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Deep ruby color. Persistent aromas of dark cherry, plums and purple flowers. Dark cherry , plum and leather flavors with noticeable oak. Hints of crushed stone. Dusty texture and chewy tannins. Bright acidity. Thank You Chris B! — 9 days ago

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Terre Nere (Campigli Vallona)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

Popped and poured; no formal notes. At this stage the 2011 BdM from Terre Nere is fully developed and luscious. Dark cherry fruit with some stewed qualities, kirsch liqueur, orange zest, herbs and espresso. The body is full and almost a bit chewy. Structure is firm but tannin is well integrated and comes across fairly round which is probably more of an indication of the vintage than anything else. Finish is long. This is a more rich and opulent version of this wine. Drink now and through 2030. — 7 days ago

Ely, Alex and 8 others liked this

Tenuta Caparzo

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

The name of the estate comes from "Ca' Pazzo", shown on ancient maps. Caparzo is owned by Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, she also owns Altesino. Deep Ruby with berry fruit aromas with cedar, herbs and smoke, aged for 2 years on oak. On the palate cherry, plum & cranberry flavors, with leather, cacao, spice, herbs and tobacco notes. Lively acidity, fine approachable tannins, long ending with spicy mineral oak finish. — 6 days ago

Billy, Anthony and 12 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2006

Nothing wrong with the classics. Dark garnet, juicy, broad, morello cherry, dank earth, porcini, open for business but could go longer — 4 days ago

Iwan, Lyle and 6 others liked this

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. — 4 days ago

Ira, Martin and 3 others liked this

San Filippo

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2020

Colour is mid Ruby red. Dusty cherries, savoury cherry pip, a touch of menthol. Thought there were hints of caramel oak but I note it was fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperature. Malo in vats of cement, stainless steel and wood (large bottis I would imagine).Good structure for a Rosso - silky tannins. Very enjoyable and a great match with Fettuccine. — 4 days ago

Ceccherini, Jan and 14 others liked this

Montevertine

Le Pergole Torte Sangiovese 2014

Certainly one of the best representations of Sangiovese there is, the 2014 vintage is perfect for my tastes with stunning elegance and transparency, almost Burgundian in style. It wafts a seductive and perfumed bouquet of cool wild berry fruit with blood orange, baking spice and roses. The palate has impeccable detail and focus, with a silky texture, smooth tannins and a long and vibrant finish. Excellent already, with a long life ahead! — 17 days ago

Ira, Iwan and 7 others liked this

Libero

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese Blend 2016

A deep, dark plum color with cherry tinges and a wide brim. This smells exactly as a young Brunello should smell. Cherries for days and days and days. Leather and lace and prominent spices. If you give it plenty of time in the decanter, it really is so pretty.

So this is young but has a ton of promise. The tannins are earthy and firm and there’s spice everywhere, which I love. A bit one note on the palate initially but does gain a bit of complexity over time. On the second day, it starts to sing. You’ll get more chocolate and hazelnut notes. Buy this wine. Buy a few. Drink one now and let the other babies sit. You’ll be rewarded.
— 19 days ago

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Tenuta Il Poggione

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

This classic wine is aging gracefully. Medium ruby color with brick rim. Bold dark cherry aromas with notes of leather, violets, spices and graphite. Black cherry on the pallet with notes of mushroom and tobacco. Medium/plus body with a touch of mineral on the finish. Tannins are quite smooth. Mouth watering (high levels of) acidity. Really nice expression of the Sangiovese grape. — 4 days ago

Hermes, Bob and 2 others liked this

Podere San Lorenzo

Bramante Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2006

ESF
9.3

Dark ruby, semi-transparent, dusty cherries in turned Earth, bramble, pepper, flowery violets and exotic spices. Med bodied, impressive balance & bearing - this was regal, an aging Aristocrat that has seen the best days recently slipped by. Still w/reservoir of fruit juxtaposed w/secondary elements. A beaut — 3 days ago

Tom, Byron and 10 others liked this