First there’s dark berry nose with a bit of leather.  Then there’s plum, spice, cherry and a bit more leather, all continuing from beginning to mid- to end-palate, and into the finish, which is of respectable length.  A substantial mouthfeel, and enjoyably concentrated flavors. It shines as a first course wine with deep, pleasing fruit, pairing well with a light chèvre.  And it also works with a main course, something plain but fine like filet mignon. Highly Recommended (90-92). BSE
WHO: Tenuta Frescobaldi
WHAT: 8% Sangiovese, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc
WHERE:  Tuscany, Italy
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: around $22   (media sample)

 

 

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