Tuscany, Italy

Montepepe

Toscana Red Blend 2015

ESF
9.3

This was infanticide - absolutely inky & impenetrable color, and shut down nose. I caught a glimpse of the power & depth after several hours, but I opted to hold the bottle for a couple of days… glad I did: drenched in rich black cherry, blackberry, black plum, and secondary notes galore: smoke & white pepper, lilacs & violets, turned soil, cherry cough drop, and so much more. Wave after wave, first it was Brunello then it was some intense Aussie Shiraz. Palate is huge, but finely grained tannins. Lacking acidity is really the only facet holding this back. Paired w/leftover roasted lamb w/balsamic reduction over rice. Impressive @Lyle Fass but I won’t touch this again for at least 5 yrs — 7 days ago

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I love this estate. So legit. Incredible stuff.

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2018

Bright cherry flavors, incredible balance, super long lasting, wonderful harmonious finish. Best i have ever like a Sangiovese dominant wine. What a special treat. — 3 days ago

Peter, Bob and 10 others liked this

Oliviero Toscani

Toscana Syrah Blend 2012

Interesting Tuscan blend of Syrah (50%), Cabernet Franc (35%) and Petite Verdot (15%). Dark (almost purple) color. Aromas and flavors of dark berries/currants with hints of dried herbs, white pepper and a hint of dark chocolate on the medium finish. Lots of mouth watering acidity. Moderate tannins. Solid value. Something a bit different. Thank you for sharing Keith S. — 15 days ago

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Montepeloso

A Quo Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese 2017

A purplish red color catches your eye as it flows freely into the glass. Fruit forward with red cherries and blackberries with notes of limestone and cinnamon. Medium tannins follow well with its bold and intense richness. This super Tuscan goes well with a nice filet or a meat gravy and pasta! Montepeloso A Quo! — 6 days ago

Daniel P., Ericsson and 1 other liked this

Castello dei Rampolla

Sammarco Toscana SuperTuscan Blend 2014

Left over from a friend which was open for a couple of days (but vacuum and chilled). This wine definitely needs more bottle age. Acidity, tannins and fruit are all over the place. But don’t get me wrong, still a fantastic wine, the best is yet to come! — 11 days ago

Jan, Charles and 18 others liked this

Tenuta di Trinoro

Rosso Toscana Red Blend 2009

Nose is open and full on fruit. Palate beautifully balanced and poised, hinting Napa, but more fresh, more juicy and more bite. Mineral and earthy elements starting too emerge.
Start drinking them NOW. And in the next ten years.
Thank you so much for this wine, Mr. Franchetti 🙏🏻
— 13 days ago

Tom, Peter and 3 others liked this

Rocca di Castagnoli

Buriano Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Delicious, minty luxurious mouthfeel.
N:Very minty, some deep tomato, as paste. It has an interesting lightness to it.
P: mulberries and bright red/orange long finish, still has that murky entry, The acids are still bright. Very tactile and grippy.
— 13 days ago

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Castello dei Rampolla

Vigna d'Alceo Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Blend 1997

Black cherry and cassis, pencil shavings, balsamic notes, polished furniture.
Still a touch of tannic grip, wonderful freshness and acidic bite, this is a regal example of CS, and drinking perfectly now.
— 21 hours ago

Jan, Thijs and 10 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese 1995

Wow this was an excellent find in Roma! A perfect bottle of 95 Flaccianello - funky nose of a bit of cheese and blue fruits have way to a palate that was silky and just kept gaining intensity over the 3h it was opened - blue fruits, cedar, truffles and a touch of licorice. What a great experience on a Tuscan classic! — 9 days ago

Ira, Ericsson and 14 others liked this

Montevertine

Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2018

Poured into a decanter about two hours before service; no formal notes. The 2018 Montevertine is a bit of a show-off with bright, flashy ripened cherries, porchini, red flowers, dusty earth and orange peel. Significant structure should allow for a hearty life. The finish is full of class. This has to be the aspiration of every Chianti Classico. — 13 days ago

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