Saturday, October 09, 2010
M. Frescobaldi Tenuta Di Castiglioni 2007 review by (PB)
This "Super Tuscan" is the leading contender for my "wine of the year" recognition and I doubt it will be displaced. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc,Merlot and Sangiovese and it is positively awesome! On the pour it is heavily pigmented leaving color on the crystal glass. The bouquet is full of intense aromas of spicy fruit, nice cherry and a touch of earthiness that tends to typify Tuscan wines.
Palate--Almost thick and textured with plush tannins with rich cherry-berry flavors, espresso, deep dark baker's chocolate, more dark fruit with dried cherry hints. Finishes all in balance with a layer of bright fresh cherries. Wine Spectator gave this wine 93 points and earns every point of that! For such a young wine it is drinking wowingly!
Here's the best part, this wine can be found for under $20 but even at $30 it would be a bargain. Raise a glass to sensational Super Tuscans!
Posted by PB at 3:38 PM