Arezzo, Tuscany

Tenuta Monte Rosola

Corpo Notte Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2016

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick/ reddish rim.

On the nose blueberries, cherries, cooked strawberries, earth, wood, licorice, spices, chocolates, eucalyptus, pencil lead, light alcohol, herbs and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, dark chocolates, peppercorn, earth, black tea, wet leaves, herbs, pencil lead, dark coffee, leather and spices.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very nice Sangiovese based Tuscan wine. Showing nice complexity and structure. Tangy and interesting.

Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature, but starting to drink nicely now. Will age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

This Single Vineyard needs time to open up, so be patient. I gave it two hours in a decanter to open up properly, and show the structure, tannins and the pretty nose.

A good food wine that I paired with meats, cheeses and crackers. Will pair nicely with BBQ meats too.

A blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in French oak barrels for 15 months. Limited production.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$50.
— 3 days ago

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Le Chiuse

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2001

I fondly recall selling this wine during 2009/2010. Properly stored bottles will drink extremely well through the decade.

“2001
Le Chiuse
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
95
Eric Guido
Drink: 2021 - 2030
Tasted: Mar 2021
The 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is slightly darker in color yet just as vibrant as the Annata sitting beside it. The Riserva blossoms with autumnal spices, tobacco and florals, giving way to a display of bright strawberry with flowery undergrowth. It’s enveloping and soft upon entry, with stimulating acids and tart red fruits that create a push-and-pull of sweet and sour, coming across as zesty and full of energy. Fresh cherry pits, licorice and inner rose linger over a nuanced layer of tannin. This gorgeous wine of tension is on the verge of peaking, with many, many years of pleasurable drinking in store for us. I can sit with this for hours. Sampled from the winery cellar.”
— 10 days ago

Aravind, Lyle and 6 others liked this

Tenuta di Sesta

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Alder Yarrow
9.3

Brunello is one of my wife’s favorite wines, so she was pretty excited when this press sample showed up last week. Wonderfully silky with that powdery tannic grip that Sangiovese can offer, this is a classic old-school expression of Brunello - with gorgeous cherry, sandalwood, dried herbs and floral high notes. Fantastic acidity brings a dried orange peel quality to the finish and keeps the wine quite fresh as those dried herb notes soar for quite some time. — 7 days ago

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Montevertine

Rosso di Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2017

Stern. Not quite ripe red cherry, rosehip, some black pepper and stemmy notes. Plenty of red fruit intensity. Totally mute nose. I opened this 10 years too soon I’m afraid. — a day ago

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Andrew Schirmer

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😕 yeah the entry ‘pian di ciampolo’ is the only one I’d open early. The 18 is lovely with a bit of air now.
Josh Morgenthau

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@Andrew Schirmer Good tip. I’m excited to see how this is on night 2. Will follow up with more notes.

Caiarossa

Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2016

This dark wine has fruit aromas to match - blackberries, currant, black cherry - and I love the way those smells power past the oak effect. The oak has left its mark, with vanilla, cedar, tobacco and a hint of tar on the nose. The palate shows vibrant fruit and earthy notes, with a healthy dose of tannic strength and a racy acidity. I’m having it with chicken Dijonnaise, but thinking of a pork chop to pair with it. — 14 days ago

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Capannelle

Solaré Toscana Sangiovese Blend

The 2010 Solare was an outstanding vintage, made out of blend of mainly Sangiovese and Malvasia Nera. Its beautiful ruby color has started to show tints of garnet on the rim, the nose is full of aromas of cranberries, tart cherries, plums all in different stages. The palate is full, balanced, rich with lively acidity, soft tannins and a long complex finish.

I personally enjoy wines with age as I like to explore how the flavors and aromas change over time. In this one you can clearly experience the fruits going from fresh to dry. ⏰ We let it open in a decanter for a few hours and after serving, it continue to develop in the glass.  
— 2 days ago

Marchesi Antinori

Solaia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

After decanting for 3 hours, this was full of flavor. Spice, Smokey with a hint of leather on the nose. Tart Cherry but bold fruit on the tongue. Finished with chocolate spice! Thankfully I have 5 more of these. — 3 days ago

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Monteti

Toscana Sangiovese 2016

This wine carries a dark ruby color and a nose of dark fruit, blueberries and blackberries mostly. There are also aromas of mocha, white pepper and oak spice to be found. The palate displays the blueberry flavor, and a lip-smacking acidity which really feels refreshing. It feels a touch light in the mouth, despite having spent a year and a half in oak. The tannins are firm but not overwhelming - there is plenty there to work on a steak, a rack of lamb or a pasta dish with meat sauce - or a mushroom risotto, for that matter. — 15 days ago

Daniel P., Anthony and 3 others liked this

Fattoria Petrolo

Galatrona Merlot 2009

Delicious example of Merlot that is suave showing notes of bright dark berry fruit, cassis, mocha, leather, spice & violet — 9 days ago

Eric, Shay and 11 others liked this

Mauro Vannucci

Riserva Carmignano Super Tuscan Blend 2017

This Carmignano DOCG wine marries Sangiovese and Bordeaux grapes like they were made for one another. Medium dark in the glass, the wine shows a bright cherry aroma, which turns into black cherry over time, as tar and smoke gather on the nose. The palate continues the dark theme, with a savory coat hung on the shoulders of the black fruit. The acidity is fresh, while the tannins provide plenty of power to take down beef, the fattier the better. — 5 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Haven’t seen this producer before. Will keep an eye out.
Randy Fuller

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Tom, I hope you can find it. It's really good. Cheers.