Tuscany New Releases: Maremma's 2015s

Antonio Galloni finds “much to admire in these current releases from Tuscany’s Maremma.” He says in his coverage for Vinous , “The finest 2015s are sumptuous and racy, but they are not at all overblown or flabby. These are wines born with extraordinary balance and harmony, with soft curves, fully ripe tannins, racy fruit and tons of sheer allure.” Discover the “tremendous” 2015 vintage for Bolgheri with twelve of Antonio Galloni’s top picks.

Gaja

Ca' Marcanda Magari Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2015 Magari is terrific. Bold and sumptuous in the glass, the 2015 speaks with a real sense of authority. Succulent black cherry, plum, chocolate and spice are all front and center in this radiant, yet mid-weight wine. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure, the 2015 has quite a bit of tannin that needs a few years in bottle to resolve. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018) — 9 months ago

Tua Rita

Per Sempre Toscana IGT Syrah 2015

Delectable Wine
9.6

Tua Rita's 2015 Syrah Per Sempre offers notable textural richness and depth, with a thread of whole cluster aromatic nuance that is woven throughout a core of intense dark fruit. Savory and floral notes continue to emerge with time in the glass. Creamy, silky tannins add to the wine's considerable appeal. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018) — 9 months ago

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Masseto

Toscana Merlot

Delectable Wine
9.9

The 2015 Masseto is simply extraordinary. Soft, silky and seamless, the 2015 possesses remarkable balance and harmony from the very first taste. What surprises me most about the 2015 is how fresh and vibrant the flavors are. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, mint, and wild flowers are all beautifully lifted in this exquisitely perfumed, gracious Masseto. Despite the warm, drought conditions of the early summer, the 2015 is a wine of mid-weight structure, polish and restraint. In this tasting, it positively dazzles. I can't remember ever tasting a young Masseto with this much pure harmony. Other vintages have been super-impressive upon release. The 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2013 all come to mind. But the 2015 has a level of pure sensuality and allure none of those vintages had when young, with the possible exception of the 2004. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018) — 9 months ago

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Tenuta Sette Ponti

Orma Bolgheri IGT SuperTuscan Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.6

The 2015 Orma is fabulous. Pliant and resonant in the glass, the 2015 is a total pleasure bomb. Mocha, espresso, raspberry jam, rose petal, mint and cedar all race out of the glass in this stunningly beautiful, gracious wine from Orma. All the elements simply fall into place effortlessly. A closing flourish of aromatic intensity punctuates the finish. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018) — 9 months ago

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Tenuta San Guido

Guidalberto Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2015 Guidalberto is a delicious, mid-priced red from Tenuta San Guido. Here, too the style is quite restrained for a wine that in the past has played more on textural richness and volume. At times, Guidalberto was richer and more voluptuous in style than Sassicaia, but the 2015 is done in a style that is more similar to that of its big brother. It remains to be seen if that is a true stylistic shift or simply a reflection of the 2015 vintage. In any event, the 2015 is very pretty. Sweet Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics, pliant red-toned fruit and mid-weight structure are the signatures. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018) — 9 months ago

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Batzella

TÂM Bolgheri Superiore Red Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2015 Tâm emerges from the estate's best vineyards, those located on the southern reaches of the estate. Bright floral notes play off the ripe fruit beautifully in this sumptuous Bolgheri red. Lavender, sage, plum, and blueberry jam add aromatic nuance throughout. The 2015 was aged in equal parts cask and barrel. The larger-format casks seems to add a good bit of freshness. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018) — 9 months ago

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Poggio alle Gazze Toscana Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Delectable Wine
9.0

The estate's 2015 Poggio alle Gazze is a very pretty, supple white to drink now and over the next few years while the orchard fruit, lime and floral notes retain a measure of brightness. The 2015 has a degree of mid-palate texture, richness and exoticism that is not typical of recent editions of this wine. Some of that may be attributable to the higher percentage of Viognier in 2015. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018) — 9 months ago

Marchesi Mazzei

Tirreno Maremma Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2015 Tirreno, Mazzei's Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend, is another striking wine endowed with plenty of near and medium-term appeal. Dark cherry, mocha, blackberry, chocolate and espresso all flesh out in this open-knit, highly appealing wine from the Tuscan coast. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018) — 9 months ago

Giovanni Chiappini

Felciaino Bolgheri Rosso 2015

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2015 Bolgeri Rosso Felciaino is a very pretty entry-level offering from Chiappini. Sweet tobacco, spice, leather and dark-fleshed fruit give this pliant Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend much of its personality. Another six months or so should help the tannins soften. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018) — 9 months ago

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Villa Patrizia

Albatraia Tuscany Ciliegiolo 2015

Delectable Wine
9.1

Villa Patrizia's 2015 Albatraia is bold, ample and creamy, with a level of pure flamboyance and darkness that is not especially typical of Ciliegiolo. Even so, all the elements are very nicely balanced. The dark cherry and plum fruit speaks with an intriguing combination of power and voluptuousness. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018) — 9 months ago