Thursday, May 19, 2011
Acquagiusta Rosso 2007 review by (PB)
Gorgeous hue of purple/black cherry with a beautiful bouquet that reminds me of a Zinfandel with dark berry jam up front and a milk chocolate base, accompanied by licorice, and cigar box foundation--beautiful!
Palate--Silky tannins, full textured with big ripe jammy berries and cocoa; gorgeous! Drinking well now but will morph into a wonderfully complex wine in another 3-5 years.
This is a Tuscan blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Merlot 35%, and Syrah 30%. A unique wine and paired well with grilled veal chops.
I would not have pegged this as a Tuscan wine. Wine Spectator gave this 92 points; I have never seen it before but bought it through mail order for $18. A different and complex wine--raise a glass!
Posted by PB at 5:51 PM