Here we’re sipping a Super Tuscan: Montepeloso, Eneo, Costa Toscana IGT, 2016, 14.5% ABV.
It was made using a proprietary blend blissfully marrying several native Italian varieties, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Marselan, and Alicante; the precise blend in a given year may vary based on the needs and wants of the vintage and the desired expression of the winemaker, Fabrizio Moltard.
This wine is deep ruby and offers developing notes of black cherry, plum, fig, anise, licorice, fennel, nutmeg, allspice, black olive, new leather, wet earth, and cured meat.
This wine is a reflection of the terroir of the Tuscan coast, with vibrancy in acidity alongside deep black fruit and earthy notes. It is dry, with a full body, high alcohol, medium(+) chewy tannins, and medium(+) intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. The finish lingers.
— a month ago
Great expression of the Hybrid Marselan grape. So much better than I expected. Tasted side by side with a Marselan from Southern France. Though both were quite good, the Garzon version won the competition. Deep red color. Aromas and flavors of red fruit, minerals and menthol. Sweet spices on the long finish. Medium-plus body. Has the power of Cabernet Sauvignon and the brightness of Grenache. Quite expressive. Solid value. Very pleasant surprise. — 6 months ago
Restrained nose - but very full bodied and pleasant dark fruits. Quite tannic but soft on the finish. Nice. Shabbat shalom — 4 months ago
Great rose’, strawberry at first note and then a buttery finish. 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache from the Rhone Valley. — 6 months ago
La Gare Praha, Languedoc Roussillon - Marselan grape named after Marseillan! Earthy, good balance, liquorice, plums, medium to full, low tannins and sulphites. Cracker! — 8 months ago
2017 vintage. Consistent with the 2016 vintage we had last year. Good color and structure. Aromatic. Went excellent with our home made open fire oven pizza. — 2 years ago
Very nice. — 6 months ago
New grape varietal for me. Combines the power of Cabernet Sauvignon and the brightness of Grenache. Aromas of bramble berries and dark cherries/currants. Hints of baking spices. Pallet is loaded with ripe berry and plum fruit followed by notes of vanilla, spice, dried herbs and toasted oak. Well integrated soft tannins. Reasonably well balanced. — 6 months ago