Tuscany Sangiovese Blend

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2013

Nose has ripe plum, ripe blackberry, black currant, mashed black cherry, crunchy dry leaves, moist soil and mild cedar notes.

Palate has tart plum, blackberries from a heavily rainy grow season (not concentrated), dried cranberry, dried cherry, leather, touch of cocoa powder and (light) anise/licorice. Tannins are still making themselves known, but not obtrusive.

Young bottle, future bottles may be 2021-23 in hopes of more palate concentration. A lovely producer whose entire lineup is worthy of your attention. A solid wine for the vintage, embrace and be happy.

(Likely better scoring at an 8th or 10th year birthday.)
— a day ago

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Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

Thanks for the update. I have the same vintage waiting in my cellar!

Maestro di Antichi Castelli

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2012

Dark black cherry and a touch of white pepper to go w a slight vegetal green pepper that dissipated as the wine opened. Tons of wood notes—could literally taste the barrel it was aged in. Nice acidity and light smooth tannins. A beautiful wine thats coming into its drinking window now! — 11 days ago

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Podere le Boncie (Giovanna Morganti)

Le Trame Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2016

Can’t think of a better Tuscan IGT at this price point. Beautiful blending of historical grapes here yielding a velvet texture along with the typical tobacco/leather/cherry profile. — 22 days ago

Kimberly, Mark and 7 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Drinking nicely with minimal air, this is already showing terrific balance and rounded tannins. The fruit is a touch fuller than is often the case with the entry-level the Felsina chianti, which contributes to its earlier accessibility. This vintage will surely drink well for quite a few years to come, but it’s delicious right now. Well done. — 3 days ago

David, Diane and 1 other liked this

Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2010

Wow! This is gorgeous. Very fine CC. Punches way above its weight. Tart red cherry, lovely earthy bit. Dusty tannins. Long finish. Blind, I would have guessed Brunello. — 21 hours ago

Hermes, Manny and 9 others liked this

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). — 2 days ago

Severn, Hermes and 10 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

Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Fairly closed right now but with very fine complexity on the palate. Tobacco, anise and spice notes more dominant on the nose, but I love the overall shape and contour and the acid and tannin profile for the long term. Give it at least a couple of years if you want to see some real fruit. — 9 days ago

Neil, Anthony De and 7 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. — 4 days ago

"Odedi", Bob and 7 others liked this

Bibi Graetz

Grilli Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2016

Midweight and lively. Red profile. Finishes well. — a month ago

Hugh, Eric and 9 others liked this