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Community Tasting Notes (21) Avg Score: 92.3 points

  • No decant. Wonderful wine !

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  • This is a lovely wine that is drinking quite well. I am not familiar with this wine otherwise but if it will improve with further aging as suggested here this will be a real treat. Killer stuff!

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  • Ruby to medium red in the glass fading to a clearer rim. No brick color at all. Ripe red fruit and leather nose. Nicely balanced acid, alcohol and fruit at the outset, some drying tannins and a medium to long finish. Nice wine that opened too young. Hang on to this one for maybe 3-5 more years. I think patience will be rewarded.

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  • Decanted for 3 hours. Dark and deep garnet color. High viscosity. Youthful and still slightly muted nose, but great aromatic complexity. Nose of dark fruits (black cherries, blackberry), fig, dried flowers, sweet spices (cinnamon, cloves), minerals (tar, graphite) and some dark chocolate. On the palate there are additional notes of cedar wood, but also plenty of dark chocolate. It's medium-full bodied and very dense, with medium-high acidity and medium-high tannin that is present but silky. Super long finish. A breathtakingly beautiful I Sodi di San Niccolo, still way too young but I just couldn't resist. And for a warmer vintage, there is quite a lot of freshness. (95+)

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  • Nose: There is a savory and perfumed quality to the nose with red berries, herbs, red florals, spice tones, and some cherries. There is nice class and depth to the nose.

    Taste: Medium bodied with medium+ acidity and silky tannins. The feel is silky with red fruits, red florals, roses, berries, and some herbs.

    Overall: This is showing on the young side. It has a really pretty side that can and will emerge with time.

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    August 2012, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di San Niccolo Toscano Rosso) Subscribe to see review text.
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    Staring Into The Heart of Sangiovese (Jun 2012), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Castellare I Sodi Di San Niccolo) Subscribe to see review text.
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    Focus on Tuscany: The 2009s and 2008s (Aug 2011), (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/24/2014, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 90 points

    (Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di San Niccolò Toscana IGT) Dark cherry red color; mature, redolent dried berry, anise, cedar, sandalwood nose; tight, ripe red berry, cedar, sandalwood palate; medium-plus finish (85% Sangioveto, 15% Malvasia Nera) 90+ points

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