2004 Fattoria Ambra Carmignano Santa Cristina in Pilli

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Carmignano
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CT88.4 11 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • chapel hill wino wrote: flawed

    November 26, 2013 - most of the bottles in this purchase group were corked to the point where even I, a non-sensitive, couldn't even smell it without retching.

  • brooklynJ&O wrote: 87 points

    February 26, 2012 - Nice. Much better than last bottle. No decant. Complex flavors. I wouldn't wait much longer on this.

    Very good to excellent.

  • brooklynJ&O wrote: 86 points

    January 21, 2012 - early impressions: nice nose, floral, wild berries. J finds it restrained. really old world.

    decanted but started drinking after 15 minutes. soft, not overly fruity. J says puckerish.

    we have decided not to try too hard with the specific flavors because we are not very good at it. J thinks we need a class. O thinks J likes classes.

    an hour later: ate with pasta con sarde, J thought still puckerish. O thought fruit came out a bit more. became a little heavier, maybe brooding.

    O says 88, J says 84 (using CT guidelines without grade inflation). Averages to 86. so I guess very good.

  • Halvo wrote: 92 points

    March 1, 2011 - Very very nice QPR - deep, complex, great with food or on its own. No need to decant for long. Was just as good on second day (I used inert gas in bottle overnight).

  • chapel hill wino wrote:

    January 10, 2010 - 6 hour decant, plenty worried due to the musty cork, wet nearly 3/4 of the say up. Inside the wine was lightly bricked and translucent. The nose had no trace of TCA, similarly with the juice. Overall, this was rather one-dimensional redfruit, with noticeable, but controllable tannins on the hit mostly. The Sangiovese was discernible, but I prefer more earth. GOOD, perhaps its in a dumb phase. Hope so, still have 3 bottles. WAIT

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    July/August 2007, IWC Issue #133 (link)

    (Ambra Carmignano Vigna di Santa Cristina in Pilli) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Central Tuscany 2003 and 2004: A Tale of Two Vintages? (June 2007) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fattoria Ambra
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Santa Cristina in Pilli
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Carmignano

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  • Pending Delivery 3 (9%)
  • In Cellars 5 (16%)
  • Consumed 24 (75%)

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