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| ||Tasted by socidelvino on 2/14/2015 & rated 88 points: Eye: garnet color, slight brownish tiny. Nose: herbal, red fruit but muted, earthy. Palate: slightly flat, fruit emerged but only after breathing in decanter further. Still a nice wine with good structure but not as robust as last tasting. (294 views)|
| ||Tasted by clutj on 2/10/2015 & rated 93 points: still drinking well; plenty of fine sediment, so needs a decant and filter; a bit tannic and tart on the finish (311 views)|
| ||Tasted by Heart Plumber on 12/13/2011 & rated 94 points: This bottle was basically two different wines. On the first night I noticed a wonderful fresh grape taste reminiscent of plucking fruit from the vine while visiting the vineyard in Montalcino. Excellent herbal aromas of basil and tarragon with a little mineral quality. A little tartness noted, but not distracting.|
As this was a 1.5L bottle we had ample for night two. The grape - like taste had transformed to currant, plum, and anise. A rich coco and leather aroma was present along with the same tarragon. (2459 views)
| ||Tasted by tkoby11 on 11/20/2011 & rated 91 points: Great, classic in style, not overly complex just honest and pure Sangiovese made in the old school method.|
Color: Deep red core with ruby red edges
Nose: Dried, though fresh berry aromatics, earthy minerality, and older, aged aroma of leather and spice
Palate: Great mid-palate, medium weight, tannins are fine grained, acidity is clean and fresh, good length. (2334 views)
| ||Tasted by Jochems on 11/6/2011 & rated 93 points: Every once in a while I taste a surprisingly good wine. This is one of them. Why surprising? Because 2000 was not a very good vintage in Montalicino. Producing mainly early drinkers, with only a dozen or so producers making a riserva. I remember I bought this wine because it seemed a rarity to me!|
But more on the wine itself: It was open for business immediately after popping the cork. The bottle was consumed over 6 hours. After about 4 hours it started to show its full potential.
Deep ruby color with no sign of amber yet. Full aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry some leather and tar and hints of licorice and dried herbs. Following trough full bodied and lively with mouth coating, smooth, tannins, ripe fruit and some fresh acidity. The finish is long and slightly drying. This wine is smooth and balanced and it has the structure to develop for some time to come. Drink now - 2015.
Just a small warning: there was quite a bit of sediment in my bottle, be sure you put the bottle upright some time before consumption. (2445 views)
| ||Tasted by King JR on 2/12/2011 & rated 91 points: Very nice bottle. Classic Brunello nose and palate, quite smooth but still a bit tannic/tart at the finish. Earthy and very "old world" in taste and feel. Still lots of time left for this wine. (2286 views)|
| ||Tasted by LenV on 12/29/2009 & rated 90 points: Strong Tannins- Dark ruby color. Very acidic. Aging will help this robust wine (2665 views)|
| ||Tasted by MichelBesner on 11/16/2008 & rated 93 points: What an outstanding wine - well balanced with earthy/leather tones and smooth tannins with a long finish. (1800 views)|
| ||Tasted by MichelBesner on 10/6/2008 & rated 93 points: Beautiful wine. Tannins a are still a bit strong so this baby will get even better in a few years. (1807 views)|
| ||Tasted by lacsoc20 on 12/31/2007 & rated 94 points: Nose of cocoa and fruit. Wonderful red fruits (cherry), great oak. Silky yet bold, great mouth feel. Somewhat jammy, but with nice mineral touchgravel, minerals, and maybe a touch of iron. Great acids. Incredibly well balanced. opened 3 hours before drinking and was still a little tight. will drink well for the next 5-10 years. (1795 views)|
| ||Tasted by trankin on 6/13/2006 & rated 93 points: Trip to Italy 2006 (part 2); 6/13/2006-6/15/2006: Nose of minerals and cocoa. Wonderful red fruits, great oak. Silky yet bold. Somewhat jammy, but with nice gravel, minerals, and maybe a touch of iron. Great acids. Incredibly well balanced. (3255 views)|
| ||Tasted by futronic on 6/3/2006 & rated 93 points: Medium-dark ruby colour with garnet flecks. Aromas of black plums, blackcurrant, black cherry, licorice, earth. Full-bodied, tannic, more layers of complexity than the other wines. Blackberry, blackcurrant, black plums, black cherry, sottobosco, on the palate. Moderate-long finish, 35-40s, with black plums, black cherry. Tannins coat the mouth. Very nice. (1926 views)|
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SangioveseSANGIOVESE: (Pronounced "sahn-joh-vhe-se").
Sangiovese - Italy's claim to fame, the pride of Tuscany. Traditionally made, the wines are full of cherry fruit, earth, and cedar. It produces Chianti (Classico), Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montepulciano, Montefalco Rosso, and many others. Sangiovese is also the backbone in many of the acclaimed, modern-styled "Super-Tuscans", where it is blended with Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc) and typically aged in French oak barrels, resulting a wine primed for the international market in the style of a typical California cabernet: oaky, high-alcohol, and a ripe, jammy, fruit-forward profile.
Semi-classic grape grown in the Tuscany region of Italy. Used to produce the Chianti and other Tuscan red wines. Has many clonal versions, two of which seem to predominate. The Sangiovese Grosso clone Brunello variety is used for the dark red, traditionally powerful and slow-maturing "Brunello di Montalcino" wine. The other is the Sangiovese Piccolo, also known under the historical synonym name Sangioveto, used for standard Chianti Classico DOC wines. Old vine derived wine is often used in the better versions, needing several years ageing to reach peak. A third clone, Morellino, is used in a popular wine blend with the same name found in the southern part of the province. Recent efforts in California with clones of this variety are very promising, producing medium-bodied reds with rich cherry or plumlike flavors and aromas. Among the available clonal versions are R6 and R7, derived from the Montalcino region of Italy, having average productivity/ripening and producing small berries on medium size clusters. R10 and R24 are well-recommended. R23, listed as deriving from the Emilia-Romagna region, has good vigor with medium-small clusters with earlier ripening. R102 derives from the Montepulciano region and reported to have average vigor with moderate productivity that results in higher sugar levels and good acidity from medium-small berries on medium-small clusters. Has synonym name of Nielluccio where grown in Corsica.
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