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!

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