My first try of this wine was the 2015 vintage & I loved it but I’ve not found many 2014 from Italy that I’ve liked as many are weak, so @ £127 I was torn on hold or try & yes I’m so weak to 🤣 I prefer this to the Sassicaia 14 but still I’d pay for the 2015 at this price as it feels expensive for what it is or could be 😉 But hey I love their labels 😍
📍 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 2014
🏵 93 points w/ maybe a little improvement but not as complex as the 2015 which I gave 97-98 points @ £135 - I know which I’d buy as a long term treat 😉
🍇 100% Sangiovese
🍷 Clear rich ruby
👃 Soft oak & minty fresh cedar tones through dark cherry & sweet plum w/ blackberry, earth, rock minerals, red potpourri & spiced herby hints
👄 Med body of smooth red cherry, soft dark plum & light blackberry tones in dry minerals w/ raspberry, pomegranate & red berry oozing through
🎯 Med dry mineral infused red fruit wallop w/ a cherry, raspberry & pomegranate linger
— 9 days ago
Banfi was founded in 1978 by the Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani. A blend of Sangiovese, Cab Sauv & Syrah. Aromas of fruit herb and spice. On the palate chewy red fruits, leaning towards jammy currant like, tangy spice and lively acidity. Tight tannins took a while to open, medium finish ending with fruit and spice. Good now but a few years in the cellar with reward. — 12 days ago
Woo wee woo waa.. very nice! ( in your best Borat voice). I understand it’s too young but this was awesome. I have never had this and was expecting a tannic bomb- like the Pahlmeyer merlot I had the other day- instead- silk. The acidity is a touch high but this wine is perfectly balanced with rich fruit and chocolate. I have no idea if it is a 9.8 or 10.0 but is one awesome wine! — 9 days ago
Established in 1480 AD, Castello di Gabbiano is situated in the heart of the famed region of Chianti Classico. A Blend of 60% Merlot & 40% Cab Sauv, aromas of ripe dark berry fruits with spice notes. On the palate cherry and raspberry flavors with oak, cacao and tobacco. Fine tannins, lingering, well balanced, ending with fruit and earthy spice. Nice. — 12 days ago
Friday night and I have opened the 2016 Marchesi Antinori IL Bruciato Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Super Tuscan Blend. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 15% Syrah.
On the nose is black cherry, black raspberry, blackberry, black currant, chocolate, a distinct savory quality, lilac and oak.
On the palate are dark fruits, black cherry, blackberry, black currant, licorice, tar, sweet oak, bell pepper, graphite, black pepper, savory notes and earth.
This wine is big, bold and full bodied with medium + to high acidity and medium + to high grippy sandy tannins that leads to a long dark fruit and earthy finish. Another weekend has arrived and let's treat the weekend with respect and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 4 days ago