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2013 Bibi Graetz - Testamatta

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 93 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 97 JS
  • Variety
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SKU: 88392-2013-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A ripe style, delivering black cherry, plum, spice, tobacco and char flavors. Dense and firm, remaining fresh and long in the end. Needs to shed a little oak. Sangiovese. Best from 2018 through 2023. 1,500 cases made.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Bibi Graetz applies his unique winemaking philosophy to a can-do-no-wrong vintage. The 2013 Testamatta (100% Sangiovese) opens to a deep and dark ruby color and smoky aromas of cigar ash, crushed stone, licorice, grilled herb and dried cassis. Make no mistake: This is one of the most original and off-the-radar expressions of Sangiovese you will ever taste. There is managed rusticity here that matches the imperfection and the undeniable beauty of the artwork that graces its label. Those bright blue and yellow brush strokes offer major contrast, yet together they reach harmony. That seems to be the overriding message of this wine that is otherwise loaded with personality and charm.
    Author: Monica Larner
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 97

    Very aromatic and exciting with citrus rind, plums, cedar and rose petals. Full body, fine and silky tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Love the persistence and intensity. Salty undertone at the end. Needs two to three years to open.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. Sangiovese is the variety of the region's best-known wines, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. In recent years, “Super Tuscans"—blends including non-native Bordeaux varieties—have gained in popularity and acclaim. The region's Mediterranean climate, with its warmer average temperatures, provides ideal conditions for the development of rich, structured, and age-worthy wines. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 85 bottles owned
    • 16 collectors