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Weekly tasting group RWP #267: Tuscany

@ JdB

Tasted November 13, 2017 by Zweder with 153 views

Introduction

We knew the theme, but all wines were tasted fully blind.

Flight 1 (1 note)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Gut Hermannsberg Riesling Germany, Nahe
87 points
In the bouquet white fruits and flowers. On the palate white fruits, good and firm acidity and some ok bitterness. 87+?

Flight 2 (3 notes)

Red
2013 Fattoria Nittardi Chianti Classico Riserva Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
91 points
In the bouquet cherries and red as well as dark berries, herbs, oak and the slightly perfumed on the nose. On the palate red berries, some green bell pepper, earth, not yet fully integrated oak, good acidity, slightly sticky tannin and pleasant bitterness. 91+
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Red
2014 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
89 points
The bouquet shows red and dark berries, some vanilla and rustic impressions. On the palate a youthful wine with vanilla, some green notes, juicy red fruits, good acidity, some bitterness and slightly sticky tannin. Overall a wine which is still a bit too young and will improve with 2+ years of ageing.
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Red
2013 Castello di Radda Chianti Classico Riserva Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
90 points
In the bouquet red and dark berries, yoghurt, vanilla and some smoke. On the palate a firm amount of acidity, red berries, herbs and spices, lactic flavors and a firm amount of youthful tannin. Clean wine, but too young. Wait until 2022+. 90+

Flight 3 (2 notes)

Red
2014 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Italy, Tuscany, Montepulciano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
87 points
The bouquet is a bit perfumed with ripe red and dark berries, earth and autumn forest. On the palate a firm dose of oak and vanilla, red berries, sweet spices, ripe fruits, good acidity, some sweetness and minerals The tannin has a good bite.
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Red
2013 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vigna Asinone Italy, Tuscany, Montepulciano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
91 points
Beautiful bouquet with red and dark berries, depth, earth, and a touch of barnyard/stable smells. On the palate vanilla, red and dark berries, sweet spices, juicy and beautiful acidity and slightly drying tannin. Beautiful wine with a future of 5+ years. So until 2022 - 2025+ 90 - 91

Flight 4 (4 notes)

Red
2013 Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Riserva Gherardino Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
89 points
In the bouquet dark berries, medicine, clove, cherries, oak and strawberries. On the palate juicy dark berries, herbs, round acidity and tannin with a firm bite. The fresh acidity makes this a beautiful wine
Red
2010 Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Monna Lisa Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
flawed
Corked
Red
2012 Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Monna Lisa Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
90 points
In the bouquet dark berries, vanilla, earth, rustic flavors, earth and depth. On the palate juicy dark berries, herbs, autumn forest, soft acidity and drying tannin. Good complexity.
Red
2010 Vignamaggio Cabernet Franc Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
92 points
Beautiful bouquet with dark berries, vanilla and luxurious oak. Same on the palate, autumn forest, sweet spices, beautiful acidity and round tannin with a good bite. Luxurious wine.

Flight 5 (2 notes)

Red
2015 Sesta di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino
88 points
Dark berries, some medicine, herbs and sweet spices, vanilla, oak and red berries in the bouquet. On the palate juicy red berries, herbs, vanilla, sweet spices, coffee, tea and some heat.
Red
2012 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
91 points
In the bouquet green herbs, vanilla, oak, chocolate and asphalt. On the palate oak which is not fully integrated yet, dark berries, licorice, chocolate, good acidity and round tannin which is slightly drying and has a good bite. 91+

Flight 6 (3 notes)

Red
2007 Il Poggione (Propriet√° Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
In the bouquet dark berries, licorice, some chocolate and soy. Same on the palate, dark berries and rustic flavors. Beautiful and complex, but much more mature than expected. Is it the bottle? No score.
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Red
2010 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
Beautiful and perfumed bouquet. On the palate sweet and ripe berry fruits, herbs and spices. Lush, sweet and special. No score.
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Red
2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
93 points
WOTN but unfortunately I only made very limited notes. In the bouquet dark berries and autumn flavors. On the palate juicy fruits and acidity. Beautiful wine.
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