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Grattamacco

L'Alberello Bolgheri Superiore SuperTuscan Blend 2017

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
8.9

When I first tasted this with Coravin we were sure it had TCA, but it wasn’t excessively bitter or astringent and it had plenty of rich ripe black fruit...so I uncorked it today and the cork definitely smells of old winery, old church and almost pine trees but I wouldn’t call it corked cork. Even with the cork issue the wine has a smooth oily attack and firm fine-grained tannins. I am thoroughly enjoying it. #bolgheri #tuscany #italy #supertuscan The winery should definitely look into their cork provider. — a month ago

Rosario Molina
with Rosario
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Riecine

La Gioia Toscana Sangiovese Merlot 2014

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.3

A different way of understanding #sangiovese and the #terroir of #Tuscany elegance and finesse. — 8 months ago

Bob, S and 5 others liked this
S Butterfield

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All Riecene wines are next level up.

Marchesi Mazzei

Riserva Bronzone Morellino di Scansano Sangiovese 2017

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
8.9

I’m not a fan of #morellino but this is as good as it gets. #tuscany #italy — 10 months ago

Josh, David and 3 others liked this

DonnaOlimpia

Tageto Red Blend 2018

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
8.8

A more snappy and jovial interpretation of red wine from #Bolgheri territory. Donna Olimpia is the estate of Guido Folonari.
#CabernetSauvignon is about 70% of the #CostaToscana fruity lively youthful blend with medium aromas of sour cherry combined with a deeper subtext cassis and ground pepper and chocolate and liquorice, from oak aged #Merlot.
On the palate too its youthfulness Thanks to the delicate aroma of Petit Verdot, is pleasant and immediate, with good structure and roundness. The tannin is medium and well integrated. This wine is versatile and perfect for that first glass, tapas and BTG.
#italy #tuscany
— 10 months ago

Martin, David and 2 others liked this

Collemassari

Bolgheri Rosso 2019

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
8.9

A little ripe in aromas and a little rustic tannins with a slightly coarse touch. It has medium+ body and medium finish #bolgheri #toscano #tuscany — a month ago

Rosario Molina
with Rosario
Romain, Daniel P. and 10 others liked this

Tenuta Carlina

La Togata Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Sangiovese 2015

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.2

True to form. Pure #brunello #brunellodimontalcino #sangiovese from inner #tuscany medium Garnet color medium(+) intensity aromas of red fruits, red cherries, pomegranate, raspberry and dried red plums. Hints of herbal aromas (oregano, thyme and sage) with secondary aromas of oak (vainilla, cedar and toast) and tertiary aromas and flavors of dried red fruits. On the palate the wine is dry with medium(+) acidity, firm ripe medium(#) tannins and high alcohol and a medium(+) body. The finish is medium(+). This is a 2015 and it can still develop favorably in the bottle. It has a balance of ripe red fruits, juicy medium(+) acidity and the maturation in oak gives it the elegance and the depth to continue to develop over time. It’s aromas and flavors are still full of juicy rich concentrated red fruits and the tertiary aromas and flavors so typical of Brunello make this wine a fine example. — 7 months ago

Rosario Molina
with Rosario
Victor, Daniel P. and 9 others liked this
Martin Bergo

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Nice notes. I think the -15s are fantastic overall and should age really well.

Barone Ricasoli

Castello di Brolio Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Trebbiano-Malvasia Blend 2011

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.0

Very medium sherry like. Delicious. Hints of volatile acidity, nail varnish, almonds and sweet brown sugar and bruised apples. #vinsanto #tuscany #italy — 10 months ago

Dawn, Josh and 5 others liked this

Il Greppone Mazzi (Ruffino)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 1999

Young and fresh from the glass with black cherry, cranberry, roses and poppy. Great vintage holding up phenomenally! Black and bing cherry palate with soft,textural black olive, bright raspberry, lingonberry and catalyst salinity. Juicy! Great acidity makes this seem so young in every way, the only hint is a slight fade to brick, but mostly unvarying rim to rim.

#ruffino #grepponemazzi #brunello #brunellodimontalcino #tenimentiruffino #1999brunello #docg #singleestate #tuscany #tuscan #tuscanwine #toscanorosso #italianwines
— 4 months ago

Andrew, David and 4 others liked this

Tenuta San Guido

Le Difese Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese 2016

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
8.8

If you put it in a blind tasting it falls face first, but if you crack it open and don’t compare it to anything it’s a rather enjoyable wine. #bolgheri #supertuscan #italy #tuscany — 8 months ago

Josh, Dick and 6 others liked this

Tenuta di Biserno

Il Pino Toscana Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.4

A beautiful #bordeauxblend from #tuscany #italy with #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #petitverdot and #cabernetfranc One of the best wines I have had in Italy. — 10 months ago

Daron, Ira and 4 others liked this
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Pretty Impressive to read compared to your other recent tastings ~ especially for it not being the house’s flagship wine! 🍷