Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fattoria di Basciano Il Corto Toscana 2006 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

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!

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