Sunday, May 23, 2010
Fattoria di Basciano Il Corto Toscana 2006 Wine Review (NW)
Plum, currants, and chocolate on the nose
Full bodied and smooth on the palate
Supple tannins with berries, licorice, and spice
Here's a super-Tuscan blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon that's well made, showing nice layers and great texture. It should benefit from a few years of cellaring.
If you haven't spent much time tasting the red wines of Tuscany, this is a great time to jump in. While prices of the famous names are in the hundreds of dollars, there's a far bigger selection of wines in the ten, twenty, and thirty dollar range than ever before.
I've tasted a half dozen red wines from Tuscany this year, all under $25, that are worth stocking up on. This is one of them. While the list price is around $24, I paid $17 recently. For the money, this wine over-delivers with dense layers and supple tannins Raise a glass!