International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 145
($75) Good deep red. Sexy nose offers raspberry, spices, coconut, dried flowers, tobacco and potpourri: almost Lafite-like. Then suave, complex and energetic in the mouth, offering lovely vinosity to the sappy red fruit and floral flavors. Finishes long and vibrant, combining enticing sweetness and firm, saline grip. Really spreads out horizontally on the back. (Terlato Wines International, Lake Bluff, IL)
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Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/05/2013
Hoping slightly off bottle. Super tannic, none of the usual brunello indicators
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 08/30/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2017
still going strong. wonderful balance wtth oaky notes of leather, dark chocolate and cassis. long finish--a brunello in its prime.
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/08/2012
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 03/16/2012
Take my comments with a grain of salt because I have grown weary of Sangovese wines, which were once my favorite. This wine has a great bouqet and taste of raspberries. It has a lighter body than most Brunellos, and is still a bit dry and tannic. It just doesn't fill the mouth like I like.
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/09/2012
Drink Dates: 2011-2026
Truly characterized by both a balance of power and finesse. Decanted for 3+ hours, served with the pork loin and paired so terrifically with strong presence of fruit but never obnoxious or hot. Definitely got some coffee bean on the open, then dark fruits glide through to the finish. Approachable but after several hours of air and tannins still strong, this clearly has years to go.
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