Tuscany Sangiovese

Gaja

Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

Presented double-blind at Tasting Group. The wine pours a deeper ruby color with a transparent core. Medium+ viscosity; slight staining of the tears. On the nose, dark cherry, dried herbs and baking spices…it smells Italian. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with monumental structure. The fruits and non-fruits are confirmed. I gotta say this is painfully primary. It took half a day of air to even budge. I vacillated between Sangio and Nebbiolo…the color didn’t quite seem right for Nebbiolo but the structure was beyond what I would expect for Sangiovese. So, I called Barolo from 2017, from a modern producer. Welp…I got the Italian part right! In hindsight, I should have trusted the color. If you have these, slow-ox for at least 12 hours before service. This will drink nicely, well past it’s fifteenth birthday. — 20 hours ago

Ira, Josh and 7 others liked this

Salcheto

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2015

Excellent value for the money. Bright clean honest wine with rich notes of red pie cherry and hints of fresh leather. A winery that spends its effort on the wine, not the bottle.
— 4 days ago

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with Tammy
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Poliziano

Vigna Asinone Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2016

If I could I would give it a 9.35. This is the 4th bottle I have over several years and it keeps on evolving in a positive way. Nose is terrific and fruit, acidity and tannins are melting together. I still have 2 so probably the last one will be at peak 🤞 — 15 days ago

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Alexandre Pagliano

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Love this !!

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Fontalloro Toscana Sangiovese 2017

Hot vintage, warm, aromatic, baked earth, dark cherry, dried herbs, a bit of olive tapenade, yet incredibly fresh, cool, enticing.
Medium bodied on the palate with incredible freshness, juicy acidity, pure fruit. Great depth & character, so drinkable, so fresh.
Year in, year out - even in a difficult hot vintage - this is just brilliant.
One of my all time favourites!
— 4 days ago

Byron, Ted and 6 others liked this

Podere San Lorenzo

Riserva Bramante Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Lyle Fass
9.2

Nose jumps out of the glass. Ripe red cherries, plum and lots of spice. Slightly roasted as well. But not dominant and might blow off. Palate is just a massive blockbuster of a Brunello. Big and bruising with luscious, high acid cherry fruit. Complex but also a clipped finish and big tannins. But this is balanced. Just needs air. Fruit is sweet and massive. There is nothing subtle here. Really fresh and energetic. For what it is it’s very nice but it’s something I’m not sure I want to drink beyond once a year. Very long. Maybe my score goes up with air.

Narrator: my score went down with air. Became more tannic and nose got more roasted. 9.4 to 9.2.
— 13 days ago

Ira, Severn and 4 others liked this

Vignamaggio

Terre di Prenzano Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

This is a big Chianti Classico. Big macerated cherry fruit, iodine, old leather, gravel. Still tannic, it’s dark and intense. Wasn’t expecting this, but perfect with the intense food we’re having tonight. — 3 days ago

Ron, Rob and 8 others liked this

Cortonesi

La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2017

N: a bit alcoholic after a 1/2 hr decant. But, Smoke and tar. Definitely some earth. Lots of tarry, Sangiovese depth. Mint.
P: Lots of tannins up front, not obtrusive, black cherry compote, cherry liqueur, some wood but probably old wood, nice acid balance.dusty and dirty.
A @wtso bargain.
— a day ago

Ray, Neil and 6 others liked this

E. Fuligni (Cottimelli)

Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2001

Dark tawny red color. Mostly translucent. Decent nose with notes of black cherry and roses, some wood, a little tobacco leaf, and a little anise. Packs a punch in the mouth, with still-present acidity and structure supporting the fruit. OK finish. — 2 days ago

Jan, Charles 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! — 14 days ago

Ira, Ericsson and 14 others liked this

Fattoria Poggio di Sotto

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2005

The nose on this wine was insane! Fully integrated with the right balance and a long finish. Sublime birthday treat from a special friend. Cheers! #poggiodisotto — 10 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 11 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Happy birthday! Belated?
Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

@Severn Goodwin yes, a few days ago. Thank you!!