Tuscany, Italy

Tenuta Farneta

Bongoverno Toscana Sangiovese 1990

Brought to Tasting Group. Presented double-blind. Pours a deep ruby color with some sediment in the glass. A mixed fruit set of mostly red and some dark fruits, dried cherries, leather, earth, dried leaf tobacco, and some dried herbs. Medium tannin with medium+ acid. Long finish. One person was close on place, calling Chianti Classico but nobody came close on vintage. To be fair, this certainly didn’t come across as a 30+ year old wine. If anyone has more of this laying around in a good cellar, you will be rewarded. — 4 days ago

Ira, Josh and 9 others liked this

Fattoria Petrolo

Galatrona Merlot 2011

Rich, opulent merlot in a right bank Bordeaux style that is is open & seems to be in a perfect spot. — 4 days ago

Severn, Shay and 6 others liked this

Isole e Olena

Cepparello Estate Bottled Toscana Sangiovese 2017

We must exercise if we must drink so much wine. Please take care of yourselves out there. — 3 days ago

Aravind, Paul and 2 others liked this

Tenuta Col d'Orcia

Olmaia Toscana IGT Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Trending towards being passed its prime. pop n pour, no need for decanting. — 7 days ago

Tom, Anthony and 4 others liked this

Tenuta di Carleone

Il Guercio Toscana Sangiovese 2019

Really quite a wine. Beautiful strawberry translucence in the glass. Decanted 1 hour and gave it a bit of a chill. Lots of great lighter red fruit. Very refined tannins and wonderful acid on the finish. Has a bit of a funky note on the end - only way I can describe it is it’s like the juices that come out of a good dry aged steak when it’s resting. So fun to try and perfect with a roast young chicken with mushrooms cooked in the chicken drippings. — 4 days ago

Severn, ESF and 1 other liked this

Montepepe

Grand Vintage Toscana Vermentino Viognier 2010

Wow, genius stuff. Deep yellow, so many flowers, petrichor, such incredible density and salinity. Fresh, so complex, salty as hell. Almost oily but not viscous. Delightful and profound. Feels like this will only get better.

Has the magic quality of great Italian whites where the vibrancy is all mineral and textural and not acid.
— 14 days ago

Tom, David and 20 others liked this
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

@Aravind A Jonathan Franzen lol - did you ever manage to get through his Kraus project? Bloody hell Fass discord here we come ?
Aravind A

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@Andrew Schirmer nope. Never got started...Last Franzen I started was Purity, and I never finished. Discord indeed, lol.
Severn Goodwin

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You guys are way too advanced for me, still trying to understand Robert Pirsig's Lila.

Mauro Vannucci

Il Sasso Carmignano Sangiovese Blend 2018

Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe fruits, sweet herb spice and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of ripe cherry and plum, cacao, tobacco with gentle herb spice wrapped in balanced acidity. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, spice and earthy character. Just starting to show well but will age for next 10 years. Nice! — 2 days ago

Paul, Anthony and 3 others liked this

Terrabianca

Campaccio Toscana Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Blend of 40% Sangiovese, 30% Cab Sauv & 30% Merlot, deep Ruby with ripe berry fruits, sweet floral BC and nutty notes. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blackberry with notes of cacao, tobacco, leather and wafts of cedar. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, spice, cedar and tobacco. Very nice. — 2 days ago

Dawn, Paul and 4 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Fontalloro Toscana Sangiovese 2017

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, complex spice and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of cherry and sweet raspberry with notes of tar, leather, licorice and toasty oak. Fine elegant tannins, long finish, good balance ending with fruit, spice and earthy notes, wrapped tightly together. Very nice Tuscan wine! Tasting Sample! — 2 days ago

Dawn, Paul and 11 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2012

Nariz: mora, arándano, cereza, vainilla, cuero, tierra. Los aromas secundarios comenzando a ser presente.

Boca: Tanino M/M+ ya resueltos, Acidez M, Alcohol M.

Muy bueno pero guardarse mas.
— 13 days ago

Ira, Paul and 7 others liked this