Tuscany Sangiovese

Isole e Olena

Cepparello Toscana Sangiovese 2012

Not quite as impressive as I thought it would be. A very good pure breed Sangiovese from Tuscany. Super indeed. Mustiness complemented the otherwise balanced structure. Some early smoke and cherry, but not much mid palate. No real complexity. Liked it, but way too.much $$$ for this experience.

So as a caveat, this is a rare happening when I don't align with
@Antonio Galloni . Maybe I didn't let this open long enough (1 hour). Clearly, there is something wrong with me tonight.

91+ points
— 2 days ago

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Seghesio Family Vineyards

Chianti Station Sangiovese 2012

Intense nose of cherry, fig, leather, and pipe tobacco. Hefty tannins, mouthfilling deep flavors of cherry plum. A little oak that is complimentary, which is to say very lightly done. This is terrific. So different than Tuscan Sangiovese in its power. More like a Zin. I love this. For some reason, Delectable has this showing up from Tuscany. It is from the Alexander Valley in California — 14 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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He said “oak.”

Villa Poggio Salvi

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Paired perfectly with Thanksgiving part Deux and trying to figure out my son’s new Oculus🤷‍♂️. — 15 days ago

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Sharon B

Sharon B

Haha don’t know what an Oculus is but it’s a cool picture!

Marchesi Antinori

Badia a Passignano Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2005

A production that was under the name riserva but which received the designation gran selezion in 2009.

Color still purple almost no signs of aging. The nose is super open on blackcurrant, leather, balsamic vinegar. On the palate the acidity is moderately strong, the tannins still present and alcohol is average. Very nice balance. Blackcurrant notes on the palate, cherries, leather and lots of herbs (oregano, sage etc). Tannins a little drying. The final is medium but very pleasant.

In all I was afraid that the bottle is too old for a 2005 vintage in Chianti but far from it. The wine still has a lot of fruit and some secondary but not tertiary notes. Sangiovese is so beautiful a grape for the long hau if it's done well!
— 7 days ago

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Fattoria del Pino

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

Ridiculous. Intense nose of the richest macerated cherry, warm gravel, and bit of baking spice/incense. Intensely flavored and full, but with nice acid balance and still quite a bit of soft tannin. Great concentration and a lengthy finish that you don’t want to end. Exceptional. — 15 days ago

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Fattoria La Lecciaia (Pacini)

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2011

Aromas of black fruit, coffee and baking spices. Tobacco and dried prunes on the pallet. Hint of vanilla and chewy tannins. Very big but also very good. Good value for a Brunello. — a day ago

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Castello di Gabbiano

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Ken Z
9.0

Forgot to log this one. Surprisingly good, at an affordable price ($15 ish). Well balanced, with enough grip to handle some meat, and enough fruit/acidity to pair with tomato sauce. Very well done. No formal notes taken.
90 pt range.
— 22 days ago

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Tenute Loacker

Corte Pavone Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

John Howard
9.5

So rich and complex. Amazing wine. Dark fruit, sangio acid, wild herbs, animale, Smokey, meaty, chocolaty. Will buy more immediately. Great value as well. Not far from the Canalicchio Di Sopra for a much better price. — 3 days ago

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"Odedi"

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So very good.

Fattoria Selvapiana

Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva Chianti Rùfina Sangiovese 2015

Sublime Sangiovese. Quite a rich vintage, but not over-egged in the least. Dark fruit, tannic undergirding, lovely structure. Attenuated nose that will likely blossom after you sock it away for a few, if you can resist pulling the cork now. — 9 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Toscana Rosso Sangiovese Blend

Really loves a decant. Very dry so loves oily food; has the black cherry, medium frame, not too complicated Montalcino thing going on. Still, has some depth, & a second bottle awaits. Skurnik importer — 14 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
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