Toscana veterans reunion

Tasted January 27, 2019 by Yagil with 55 views

Introduction

The Jun-2017 & Nov-2018 "Toscana-Veterans" gathered at my home to enjoy a quality dinner with quality wines.
Each one brought a quality dish and a "mature Italian wine, vintage 2013 or older, market value of NIS130 at least.

2007 Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico was TWOTN

Flight 1 (9 notes)

Red
2010 Cavit Trentino 4V Quattro Vicariati Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Trentino
88 points
med ruby
med+ aromas intensity of dry cherries, red cranberries, earth, oak-vanilla, leather; dveloped.
dry, high acidity, med+ tannins, med a.b.v., med+ body, med+ length finish, med flavours intensity consistent with the aromas.
drink now.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2010 Cennatoio Mammolo Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
88 points
med+ ruby
med+ aromas intensity of dark plums, dark cherries, toasted oak-vanilla, bitter chocolate; developing.
dry, high acidity, med tannins, med a.b.v., full body, med= flavours intensity consistent with the nose. long finish.
can drink now- suitable for further ageing.
Red
2008 Castello Banfi Belnero Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
88 points
med ruby
med- aromas of dry cherries, earth, oak-vanilla and herbs. developing.
dry, high acidity, med tannins, high a.b.v., med body, med+ flavour intensity of dry cherries, earth, oak-vanilla, eucalyptus and herbs.
long finish. CAn drink now - suitable for further ageing.
Red
2012 Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Italy, Tuscany, Montepulciano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
89 points
clear, medium (+) ruby.
medium aromas of ripe cherry, black plum, cedar and oak-induced spices.
developing.
dry, medium (+) acidity, medium(+) tannins, medium(+) alcohol (14%), med body.
med+ flavours intensity, consistent with the nose, bitter licorice,
drink now.
Red
2012 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
89 points
med ruby
med+ aromas intensity of dry raisins, dry red cherries, earth, mushrooms, oak-vanilla, herbaceous; developing
dry, med+ acidity, med+ tannins, high a.b.v., med+ body; long finish,
med+ flavours intensity consistent with the nose;
can drink now - suitable for further ageing.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2011 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
91 points
100% Sangiovese
20 months of ageing in french oak
med ruby
med+ aromas intensity of dry cherries, dry plums, cranberries, earthy notes, oak-vanilla and subtle spicy hints
dry, high acidity, mec tannins, high a.b.v., med body, med+ flavours intensity consistent with the nose, ripe elegant black cherries, leather, lisht spices, excellent balance & harmony, fine quality structure, delicate complexity, high quality finish & aftertaste, still young and should be further aged.
3 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2012 Jacopo Biondi-Santi Braccale Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Morellino di Scansano
87 points
med ruby
med aromas intensity of dry cherries, dry sweet plums, cranberries, earth, oak-vanilla, liquorice;
developing.
dry, high acidity, med+tannins, med a.b.v., med body, med finish,
med flavours intensity consistent with the nose. lacks complexity and fruitiness.
can drink now - suitable for further ageing.
Red
2011 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
89 points
pale ruby
med- aromas intensity of dry plums and cherries;
developing
dry, med+macidity, med+ tannins, high a.b.v., med+ body; med+ length finish, med flavours intensity consistent with the nose - but stronger than the nose. lack complexity and fruitiness
can drink now - suitable for further ageing.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2007 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
91 points
deep ruby
med+ aromas intensity of dry black cherries, black plums, cranberries, earth, marmelade, toasted oak-vanilla; developing.
dry, high acidity, high tannins, high a.b.v., full body, pronounced flavours intensity consistent with the nose; long finish;
can drink now - suitable for further ageing.
2 people found this helpful Comment

Closing

A great social evening, with 10 quality wines along with tasty dishes.
(now , on the following day, while writing these lines, I enjoy tasting again all the wine, as these weren't consumed tootally...)

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