Tuscany, Italy

Montevertine

Le Pergole Torte Sangiovese 2014

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

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@Chris England Chris it’s good to have you back Cheers 🍷
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@Chris England Cheers! 🍷

Banfi

Summus Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2014

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

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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Lucente La Vite Toscana SuperTuscan Blend 2016

Red cheery accent dominates with a light texture. Nothing spectacular but sturdy. — 4 days ago

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San Giusto a Rentennano

Percarlo Toscana Sangiovese 2008

Drank the 97 twice this past year, thought having a baby would be fun to compare. Bottom line is this wine needs an abundant amount of time. Despite the tannins being crunchy, other elements are in place. Give it another 15 years. — 2 days ago

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Masseto

Toscana Merlot 2013

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

David, Shay and 8 others liked this

Canneto

Filippone Toscana IGT 2011

Aromas of fruit, herb spice and earthy tones. On the palate cherry and dark berry flavors with oak and sweet spice. Fine soft tannins, lingering, good balance ending with earthy mineral character. Nice! — 10 days ago

Daniel P., Dawn and 1 other liked this

Tua Rita

Toscana Syrah 2007

Oh boy. If you are a Rhône/Syrah fan, this is baller juice. Massive nose, well extracted blackberry and burnt strawberry on the pallet. Luscious mouth feel and delivered long chewy finish. Still enough acidity to go on for another decade. — 14 days ago

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You might want to give the 2006 a swirl
Scott Soren

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The 07 had at least another 10-15 years on it.
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@Scott Soren Absolutely!

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Fontalloro Toscana Sangiovese 2013

Upgrade to 9.2 after one year. Gigantic evolution between uncorking and pouring the last drop (+/- 5 hours). Everything is getting clear. So probably in one year just perfect. And guess what: as always it will be my last bottle...🤦‍♂️ — 3 days ago

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Nice bottle, still have this exact in the cellar.
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@Severn Goodwin go for it, it has entered it's drinking window

Castello di Gabbiano

Alleanza Toscana SuperTuscan Blend 2010

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

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Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato Bolgheri Super Tuscan Blend 2016

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

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@Daniel P. Drake Daniel nice post Cheers 🍷
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Nice notes & post.