2009 Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana IGT
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"Silky and fruity, with milk chocolate and berries. Full-bodied, chewy, yet polished and balanced.”
92 Points, James Suckling
"The 2009 Crognolo is a beautiful, fleshy red. Dark black cherries, mint, flowers and minerals are woven together nicely. . . .”
91 Points, Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate
From the same Tuscan producer of the elite Oreno and Poggio Al Lupo, I've have the excellent Sette Ponti Crognolo SuperTuscan at the best price around for my Preferred Clients. This wine is priced for everyday drinking and shares many of the characteristics of its famous big brother — the great Oreno. A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, the dark fruits, silky tannins and overall balance and structure make this one of the best Italian values you'll find anywhere.
Consider that the Big Brother 2009 Oreno sells for over $85 per bottle and was scored only a few points higher makes the Crognolo!
The grapes for the Crognolo are sourced from vines with an average age of 25 to 35 years that yield a refined, elegantly stylish wine of fruit-forward lushness. After its debut release in 1998, this wine has earned consistent 90+ scores from the Wine Spectator, and the ’07 release was one the Wine Spectator’s Top 30 wines of the year! The same critic scored the new 2009 release 92 points!