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
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
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
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