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Community Tasting Notes (36) Avg Score: 89.3 points

  • Now two-thirds of the way through a case and a half purchased back in 2012. It has taken quite a while for this to come into its own, but it seems that it finally has. Tuscan wines tend to always reward patience. This has loosened up and is showing better depth and intensity on the mid-palate. Has also added a bit more length and additional complexity on the finish - displaying secondary notes of cassis and mineral to complement its attractive plum and dark currant fruit. So balanced and delicious. Now almost as good as the fabulous 2007.

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  • Excellent.

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  • Consistent with my previous note from October, 2013 - perhaps a little bit better now. A still-youthful-looking semi-opaque magenta in color. Has a very attractive Tuscan nose of crushed dark berries, flowers, peppermint and spice. This has put on a little weight since last time and is more full-bodied. Also shows better depth and intensity to its ripe blackberry and sour cherry fruit. A vibrant acidity gives this a lively mouth feel, but it's a bit hollow on the back palate. Finishes with respectable length, lots of juicy fruit and slightly chewy tannins that are not yet fully integrated. This will never be as good as the magnificent 2007, but it's very, very enjoyable and slowly getting better with time. 90+

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  • Drank next to Villa Antinori red, this one was a step behind. Bordeaux blend with grapes grown in Tuscany, it shows what is expected fruit freshness in a restrained style. The blend is CS - 50%, Merlot 30% and 10% of Cab Franc and Sangiovese, from relatively young vines that are showing good potential to get more depth and complexity with age.

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  • Big, smooth - this vintage is great ! Luckily we've more bottles to go. Quality/price ratio is excellent - go for it as long as there are some 09'er out there !

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Focus on Tuscany: The 2009s and 2008s (Aug 2011), (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/25/2012, (See more on 89 points

    (Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni Toscana IGT) Dark red violet color; appealing, tart plum, cedar nose; tight, oak, tart plum palate; needs 5 years; medium-plus finish

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