Villa Toscano

Marchesi Antinori

Villa Antinori Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2011

One of my favorites. Great with dinner, especially Italian. A great mixture of sweet and dry. — 16 days ago

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Ruffino

Modus Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2016

Deep ruby color.
Aromas of black cherry, stewed tomatoes, vanilla, clove.
Dry. Flavors of black cherry, clove, tomato leaf. Firm tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 4/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 5 days ago

Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2019

Popped and poured; no formal notes. Opened this to sip on while I made sauce for dinner and it hits the spot 👌🏽. The 2019 Isole e Olena CC is clean and expressive with dusty dark cherries, black tea, orange pith, dry earth. Good structure for a variety of meals. Bone dry. A long, slightly bitter finish. A textbook CC. Drink now or over the next 5-10 years. — 8 days ago

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I see the gravy bro...nice

Tenuta Col d'Orcia

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

2016 vintage. Bit o’grip but plenty of adjacent fruit. A little tight currently but aims to please. Look to hit it in starting in 2026. — 18 days ago

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Montevertine

Le Pergole Torte Sangiovese 2016

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. This 7 year old is showing a great nose now.

Dry on the palate with medium plus acidity.

Showing red and black fruits with wood, earth, herbs, spices, wild flowers, chocolates, leather, tobacco leaf, dark coffee and black pepper.

This is a delicious, yet very young, Sangiovese from Chianti. Nicely balanced, powerful and tangy.

This 2016 vintage holds great promise for aging gracefully over the next two decades. However, at present, it has yet to fully reach its full potential. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

Would have been nice to have it decanted for a few hours, but it wasn't my call. I had it blind, so it is what it is.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Sangiovese grapes.

14% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$350.
— 8 days ago

Daniel, Shay and 20 others liked this
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Casanova di Neri

Tenuta Nuova Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Once again superb, if not quite up to a 100 pointer, it is an astounding example and with no reason to wait beyond a brief decant. — 9 days ago

David, Ted and 23 others liked this

Ampeleia

Unlitro Alicante Blend 2021

Bramble, black cherry, peppercorn, and honey nose. True vanilla bean (with a mild kick), mild capsaicin (green pepper or pepper jelly?), ripe fig. Drank at Margot’s in New Orleans. — 16 days ago

Joseph Lewinski
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Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2019

Ron R
9.3

Classic super Tuscan. Already in the drinking zone. Plush, round and dense in the mouth. Nose is attenuated with hints of barrel toast. Mid palate is almost honied. Medium tannins with soft acidity. Nice long tail to finish. Almost no acidity to talk about. I’m not sure this can be cellared for too long.
Kesté, NYC.
— a day ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

Those normally are good for at least 10+ years. Surprised this is drinking so well so young!
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Valdicava

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Decanted 3 hours but needs maybe 5-10 years. Quite nice and a good pairing with a deep sausage ragu. Aromatically quite beautiful - dried flowers, red fruit. Tannins are pretty serious at this point. Nice long finish and balanced acid. Was worried 2015 would be too much but at 14% flat this worked. — 14 days ago

Tom, Severn and 3 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese 2009

Nice to be back at Maialino again……great selection from the Master Sommelier…..exactly what I asked for……a Super Tuscan - rich, full bodied and not too old 🙏🏼
and then Neville arrived 😉 😂
— 23 days ago

Neville Weston
with Neville
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