Tuscany, Italy

Il Borro

Toscana Red Blend 2015

Fantastic and reasonably priced, rich and big-bodied Tuscan. Lots of wood and beef blood with a jammy component. Compelling nose of brambly dark red fruit. Leather all about, which shouldn’t surprise anyone in a wine made by Ferragamo... I’d give this a year or two to sort out, score likely to improve. Cipriani @ Wynn LV (which Foursquare couldn’t find, I hate that app) — 7 days ago

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Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Fontalloro Toscana Sangiovese 2006

Huge identity
Supertuscan from Castelnuovo Berardenga made with only sangiovese
Earthy, irony, floral
Depth and softness
At peak I'd say
2006 is a spectacular vintage a bit everywhere in Italy
— 15 days ago

Marc, Keith and 8 others liked this

Poliziano

Asinone Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2016

Started of as a bar of steel, an armed fortress. Too tannic and closed. After a couple of hours the first lines of defense dropped and it started to reveal its red fruit as well as balsamic and menthol notes. Pencil shaving too. If you have any put them in a forgotten corner of your cellar as this upcoming star will need quite some time. — 9 days ago

"Odedi", Bob and 7 others liked this

Castello dei Rampolla

Sammarco Toscana SuperTuscan Blend 2013

Good wine, I just opened it 5-10 years to early.
Took 3 hours for the nose to open. Needs a steak 🥩
Cabernet, Sangiovese & Merlot blend.
— 6 days ago

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Shay A

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Good stuff. Had the ‘10 a year ago and it was still fairly coiled up.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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Great perfumed nose once it showed itself
Mike R

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Love this wine

La Magia

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

I love this wine. So fragrant, with crushed minerally gravel and ripe but tart cherry, and resiny spice. A bit broader and more savory in the mouth than the nose would suggest, but still in total equilibrium. Full, but with enough acidity to enliven it. Perfect accompaniment to Peposo (look it up). — 7 days ago

Severn, Hermes and 11 others liked this

Azienda Agraria Lisini

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Ron R
9.3

Tightly wound. Notes of leather and spice box meld with maraschino cherries and hints of bell peppers. Tannins are prominent, but add weight to what is an excellent showing. Needs more cellar time... — 3 days ago

Mo SalemAnne-marie Beausejour
with Mo and Anne-marie
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Michael Meyer

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That’s the ‘10 vintage asserting itself
Ron R

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Michael, I agree. It dominated last night. As I recall, it didn’t cost me a king’s ransom, either!

Fattoria Petrolo

Galatrona Merlot 2016

BAM...What a beautifully balanced and super smooth wine. This is the best Galatrona I ever tasted. Buy if you can ! — 6 days ago

Peter, Jan and 13 others liked this

Bibi Graetz

Colore Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2012

This is a very expensive wine...made in the best years etc etc. Midweight, red berries, thin mint, trail mix. Enjoyable but not exactly where I'd be putting my $s. — a month ago

Paul, David and 14 others liked this

Gaja

Ca' Marcanda Promis Toscana Merlot Syrah 2015

Less tannic than I was expecting for a 2015, this is drinking well. Quiet nose of sour cherries, plum, leather, wet leaves and earth. Med bodied and acidic in the mouth with subtle fruit and earth flavors. Opened up more on day two but not as much as I’d hoped. Had with home-made reubens in the cast iron skillet. This was unmistakably Italian despite being mostly Merlot and Syrah, and needed food to be enjoyed. Decent bottle. — 6 days ago

Bibi Graetz

Testamatta Toscana Sangiovese 2016

Cherries and Christmas spice on the nose. Midweight. Purple fruit. Good mouth-feel. — a month ago

Hugh, Eric and 9 others liked this