Suvereto, Livorno

Gaja

Ca' Marcanda Camarcanda Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

First of a case and despite the fact that this is so very young, curiosity was getting the best of us tonight! A two hour decant did little to coax this bottle into showing more than its huge potential. The experience, however, was not without pleasure. The nose is a light perfume of dark fruits, purple flowers with the softest addition of sweet baking spices; like the scent of a young woman riding past on her bicycle, as she makes her way to a gathering of mates on an autumn afternoon. I’ve read that the style for “Ca’Marcanda” has changed in recent years, favoring a greater percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance being Cabernet Franc (dropping Merlot altogether). Admittedly, I don’t have any experience to draw from in terms of how this compares to pre-2015 versions but I do like what I’m experiencing here. The palate delivers currants, black cherries, dried herbs, minerals, and that bit of dusty earth that I tend to find so charming in these Italian Bordeaux blends. Definitely a sense of place. The finish is long and bone dry. Yes, everything is tight and compact at this stage of its evolution but greater things will comes with time. There is deft balance and stout structure that will give this an opportunity for decades of enjoyment. Like all Italian wines, a meal gives an even greater appreciation for this beauty. That being said, I suspect these will be prime drinking by 2028-2030. — 15 days ago

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Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2008

Notes of cedar and a hint of clove on the nose. Big and bold - with a big backbone - lots of tannins but well balanced and a super long finish. Lovely wine. Opens for 2 hours prior to imbibing Years and years left to go on this big gun. . #sassicaia — 4 days ago

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Gaja

Ca' Marcanda Magari Bolgheri Cabernet Franc Blend 2016

11/17/20 Tuesday night and to follow up on last night's Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis I have opened the 2016 Ca' Marcanda Bolgheri Magari. A Super Tuscan blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot.

On the nose there is black cherry, plum, black raspberry, strawberry, mint, bell pepper, mocha and crushed gravel.

On the palate there is black cherry, red plum, black currant, green bell pepper, cedar, herbs and an earthyness.

This wine is full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + smooth round tannins that leads to a long dark fruit finish. A beautiful expression of a complex super tuscan. Love the mouthfeel and the all around expression of this wine. Continue having a great week and do stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 14 days ago

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Sounds like young vines with the bell pepper notes

Le Macchiole

Paleo Bolgheri Cabernet Franc 2012

Expressive nose of orange peel, coffee, dark cherries, scrub herbs, chocolate, tannins are present, good lwngth. Felt a bit older — 6 days ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Decanted for 90 min. Amazing! Smoothing out and aging gracefully. No rush to drink. — 6 days ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato Bolgheri Super Tuscan Blend 2018

A blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot and Syrah. Deep Ruby with aromas of black and red fruits and floral spice aromas. On the palate black cherry and blackberry flavors with licorice, espresso and sweet oak spice. Smooth and refined tannins, long ending with fruit and sweet earthy tones. Consistent quality and good value. Had 2 bottles in the last month, they are great. — 18 days ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Rosso Merlot Blend 2013

First day pnp. Nose stil bit closed. Tanins still very present. Solid wine. For now 89. Lets see tomorrow. Second day a bit smoother than day 1. Tannins not that dominant anymore. Good wine, point. No reason to raise the score. — 25 days ago

Peter, David and 6 others liked this

Podere Sapaio

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Not a style I normally drink but delicious.

Nose is blueberry flower.

Palate has lovely dusty tanins. Blueberry. Cherry. So juicy.
— a month ago

Josh, Severn and 2 others liked this