Altrovino Toscana IGT Merlot Cabernet Franc 2018

O wow. This is something!
A Merlot/ Cab Franc blend from halfway between Pisa and Piombino.
Vinified in cement & clay, aged in wood., biodynamic.
Very, very Bordeaux’esque. Very St. Emilion.
Black currants, plums, black currant leaf & a touch of dark cherries. Sweet & plush yet savoury. With a touch of allspice, black pepper, bay leaf, a hint of roast. Fresh, juicy.
Amazing precision on the palate, plush yet juicy, rich yet vibrant. I love the super fine, polished tannins. And the balamce between black currant freshness and savoury, spicy, earthy character.
Complex yet so lovely & drinkable.
Unexpectedly, this is brilliant stuff!
— 25 days ago

Ira, Daniel and 1 other liked this


Suisassi Toscana Syrah 2019

Lyle Fass

Nose is a bit lactic but also gorgeously pure. Balanced and pure. Perfection. So complex and concentrated. Wonderful. Juicy and long. Lovely herbals. — 8 months ago

Daniel, Andrew and 1 other liked this


Toscana IGT Cabernet Franc 2007


Nice cabernet franc from toscane !! Really easy to drink not astringent... Good !
— 10 years ago

Melina liked this


CiFRA Costa Toscana Cabernet Franc 2020

Fresh and lifted, dark fruit for a Cab Franc. Lovely. — 9 months ago

Eddie and Tom liked this


Costa Toscana IGT Cabernet Franc 2011

I’ve been after this bottle for about a year; a great friend’s recommendation planted the urge to search.

On the sight it is an inky dark color with a watery rim. On the nose I get black cherry with a hint of dark chocolate. On the pallet I get the dark fruits followed by rich earthy flavors. It is full bodied, high alcohol, with fortress like tanning structure and the finish goes on for several minutes (literally).

Blew my mind. You know how they say Cabernet Franc’s offspring are Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon? Well, this bottle holds that truth! 100% Cab Franc; the producer is certified biodynamic, unfiltered. 2011 vintage is drinking great right about now, could also be cellared for another ten years easily.
— 4 years ago

Sharon, Chris and 4 others liked this


@Lyle Fass then again…