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|Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2022 (based on 8 user opinions)|
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| ||Tasted by rebs1 on 1/4/2015 & rated 91 points: starts soft with a hint of tannins. old world style that gained weight after an hour or so. great value and should get better with more time in the bottle. (1154 views)|
| ||Tasted by MoscowVino on 12/7/2014 & rated 91 points: Quite a different wine on the 2d night than the 1st night. On the first night, not overly tannic, but restrained, though more open after an hour. Still, fairly tight and distinctly old world. 2d night, the fruit has blossomed, the alcohol also seems more prominent. Nose of cedar, balsamic and strawberry continues on the palate, which is distinctly more lush and ripe. By no means a fruit bomb, but not old-school continental either -- somewhere mid-Atlantic I suppose. Should improve for another 5 years and age gracefully for at least 10. (1112 views)|
| ||Tasted by Bumbanian on 9/20/2014 flawed bottle: Second flawed bottle from this case (2/4 opened). Huge TCA aroma. Very disappointing, I will be avoiding Tua Rita in the near future. (1469 views)|
| ||Tasted by mat600 on 8/24/2014 & rated 87 points: Ce vin était très jeune en comparaison avec le Haut-Bailly. De plus, il possédait des tannins un peu trop présent pour le moment. Des notes de réglisses et une longueur fort longue en bouche. Il manquait la complexité recherchée. Meilleur dans 6 ans. (1672 views)|
| ||Tasted by Sanfoan on 8/23/2014 & rated 89 points: Needs at least a one hour decant. Started to develop after three hours. (1575 views)|
| ||Tasted by Bumbanian on 4/7/2014: This one not spoiled. Very drinkable, lush, and complete. (1822 views)|
| ||Tasted by Bumbanian on 4/5/2014 flawed bottle: Corked. Unfortunate start to my case. Tua Rita seems to have some closure issues, with this bottle probably 20-30% of their wines I have opened have had seepage or cork taint problems. (1601 views)|
| ||Tasted by lvjohn on 3/18/2014 & rated 92 points: This is a very drinkable and delicious wine. It is rich and elegant with its Sangiovese front of dark red fruit and it's background of Cabernet. I wish I had bought more of this baby. (1498 views)|
| ||Tasted by maxima on 12/7/2013 & rated 91 points: Encore un fois très bon!|
Le nez est sur les cerises et des épices avec un peu de café.
En bouche, c’est fin et frais.
Des cerises sures, de l`anis et un peu cannelles et une belle acidité.
Les tannins sont assez fins et la finale est velouté et tout en délicatesse.
Un vin de style épuré, digeste et gouleyant! (1912 views)
| ||Tasted by lvjohn on 10/15/2013 & rated 93 points: A great Tuscan bargain. No notes, just a very pleasant recollection. (2291 views)|
| ||Tasted by fdub on 9/14/2013 & rated 91 points: Brick colored red in the glass. The nose shows a great freshness with strawberries, tilled earth and rustic chocolate. The palate shows depth from the cab but the rustic nature of the sangio really comes through nicely. Good now but will continue to improve with age. (1983 views)|
| ||Tasted by slippytoad on 9/5/2013 & rated 91 points: Really easy drinking wine, nice concentration and mouthfeel too. (1995 views)|
| ||Tasted by jmull on 9/3/2013 & rated 93 points: Drank at Campagnola. Maybe 45 minutes of air. It showed brilliantly. Silky texture, depth of fruit, complexity. Really, really nice wine. 93. (1956 views)|
| ||Tasted by Eric Guido on 8/20/2013 & rated 92 points: The nose was intense, showing ripe strawberry and cherry with notes of cedar, espresso bean, dark chocolate and the slightest hint of barnyard. It exploded onto the palate with mentholated cherry, black currant and a zesty acidity that kept it fresh and lively. Hints of tannin balanced out the intense fruit and brisk acidity very well, leaving the palate feeling refreshed. The finish was all about ripe cherry fruit with hints of cedar. |
* It took a good hour in the decanter to truly appreciate this wine, but it was well worth the wait. (1964 views)
| ||Tasted by DNAWineGuy on 8/9/2013: Great tailgate before Blake Shelton (1370 views)|
| ||Tasted by Rezy13 on 6/18/2013 & rated 89 points: Bright ruby, semi translucent to rim, youthful; reductive nose of plastic, dark fruit, tart and sweet, full ripeness; quite tasty. (1504 views)|
| ||Tasted by Schorschi on 4/24/2013 & rated 90 points: Sehr jung noch, zeigt aber schon sein Potential. Wird in 2-3 Jahren schön trinkbar sein. (1746 views)|
| ||Tasted by maxima on 3/4/2013 & rated 91 points: Le nez : Le nez est d’une belle complexité.|
Des cerises et des framboises avec du cèdre et des épices.
La bouche : En bouche, c’est assez léger et raffiné.
Des cerises griottes avec un peu de poivre et de boisé, il y a aussi une belle acidité.
Les tannins sont assez fins et bien enrobés.
Une finale de longueur moyenne tout en délicatesse.
Un vin charmeur et assez velouté, dans un style épuré qui se boit bien surtout avec le repas…ça coule bien! (2091 views)
| ||Tasted by jcomm on 3/4/2013 & rated 94 points: Nose is quite complex, cherries, smoke, Anis and some tobacco!|
Palate shows oodles of nice crunchy fruit, earth, cherries and Moka with velveety tannins!
Quite long and very smooth.
Great value wine at a nice price! (2353 views)
| ||Tasted by KeithAkers on 2/28/2013 & rated 86 points: Winebow's ICON tasting (RPM Italian, Chicago, IL): Nose: Very upfront on the nose with tones of red fruits, cherries, spice tones, and some oak. It is lacking some depth and the tones are more surface.|
Taste: Medium bodied with medium acidity and supporting tannins. There are solid and forward tones of red fruits, oak, dark red berries and some wood spices. This also is a bit lacking on the mid-palate.
Overall: This is a very good wine, but it's lacking somewhat on the nose and palate. While the oak is there, it isn't overdone but is noticeable. (2308 views)
| ||Tasted by farinas on 11/30/2012 & rated 89 points: Pretty medium to full color with a complex bouquet of ripe berries, cedar, and currant, entry is bright, tannic with a bit more tart than I'd like, body is fine cherry but a bit light with a light to medium aftertaste that lacks focus. Great value wine that offers great please on the nose however should be accompanied with food to complement the light body and finish. (2545 views)|
| ||Tasted by fdub on 11/23/2012 & rated 93 points: Just a great value wine. Lovely fruit with nicely crafted tannin and mouth feel. Great smoke, cherries and earth on the nose. The palate has great richness and verve. (2182 views)|
| ||Tasted by Spl232 on 8/5/2012 & rated 87 points: Young, wonderful black fruit, tobacco, cedar, needs a couple years to find the right balance (2488 views)|
| ||Tasted by Yagil on 11/14/2011 & rated 89 points: dark red-brown color, classic quality Barolo aroma, rich flavors, full body, tannic, balanced, long quality aftertaste (2819 views)|
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SuperTuscan BlendSuperTuscan Blend refers to wines which feature a significant Sangiovese component combined with grapes not traditionally associated with Italy like Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. This separates it from "Sangiovese blend" which is used for wines which are predominantly Sangiovese and combined with traditional Italian varieties. There is often confusion as many wines most famous associated with the term "Super Tuscan" like Sassicaia, Masseto and Ornellaia have no Sangiovese and are properly linked to 'Red Bordeaux Blend.'
In fact, Super Tuscan was a term coined to refer specifically to wines such as Sassicaia and Tignanello. These were wines that "fell out" of the official DOCG classification of Italian wines because they either contained grapes not permitted (international varietals such as cabernet sauvignon or merlot,) were aged differently (I.e. in barrique) or were 100% sangiovese - which was not permitted at the time for Chianti (E.g. Fontodi Flaccianello.) Forced to be classified as simply "Vina di Tavola" these wines nontheless quickly found favour in international markets and comanded prices above the highest quality DOCG Chianti Classico & Brunello di Montalcino wines at the time. The wine industry and press began to refer to these wines as SuperTuscans because of their popularity and quality, but also because of the prices they commanded. Subsequently, the Italian authorities, under the Goria Law 1992, redrew the classifications, and included the category IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) to classify the SuperTuscans.
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