Red

1999 Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di S. Niccolò Toscana IGT

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Toscana IGT
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • Gregory Dal Piaz wrote: 96 points

    May 13, 2020 - This was a terrific looking bottle, cellared since release, with a base neck fill, good cork, and color that is still deep and bright. Tight nose, hints of nutty oak layered over creaminess, soil, fresh medicinal herbs, a touch of iron, so soil driven and dusty, with some dried spice, sun burnt cherry, and flinty blackberry fruit.

    So austere, so regal, with just incredible cut and definition in the mouth. There's an important tannic imprint here, but the tannins are so fine grained; it’s elegant yet strict, A german could have made this wine. Gaining some weight on the backend before yielding to the dusty soil driven, cherry skin toned finish. Just a suggestion of bitterness adding amplitude to the bitter black cherry skin flavors of the finish. Just terrific, so complete, nervous with defining tension in the mouth and a persistence to the fruit that is not based on sweetness or weight, but leaves an impression of fruit skin extract on the palate. Absolutely at peak and one of the finest example of Sangiovese I’ve had in a long time. Should drink well for another decade at least, and I wouldn't be surprised if its fine for another decade after that.

    Just a regal wine, distinctive, unique, of its place and time.

    Originally published with video at: https://www.simplybetterwines.com/gdpandthepig/1999-castellare-di-castellina-i-sodi-di-san-niccolo

  • baroloboy55-2.0 wrote: 95 points

    April 24, 2020 - Like my friend Greg dal Piaz says. A stunning, breathtaking bottle of sangiovese in a superb place. One of the best bottles I've had recently and one of the best sangio's I've had in a very long time. There is a dark, brooding quality to this wine that has perhaps an an affinity to Montalcino initialy, but the spine and structure of this are all Chianti Classico. I envy that Greg has a few more bottles!

  • danielk168 Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 17, 2019 - still has life in it but likely passed its prime. Blind tasted and guessed BDX, missed the key signs but picked up on common traits. drank with 2000 petit cheval which I liked much better. Still a good super tuscan but prefer it to have more bite.

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    April 29, 2018 - Tired.

  • Gian wrote: 89 points

    February 21, 2016 - I was expecting a little more from this bottle , probably I have opened the bottle too late , just 1 hour before consumption. Sure a really good wine but was too static till the end of the bottle

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Staring Into The Heart of Sangiovese (Jun 2012) (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/26/2006 (link) 91 points

    (Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di S. Niccolò Toscana IGT) Overripe plum, black cherry nose; good, tart cherry and plum palate with balsamic notes, tight yet; medium finish (85% Sangiovese, 15% Malvasia Nero)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Castellare di Castellina
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation I Sodi di S. Niccolò
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Toscana IGT

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 52 (50%)
  • Consumed 53 (50%)

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