Monday, May 23, 2011

Gaetano D'Aquino Sangiovese Di Toscana 2008 review by (PB)


Black cherry hue with sweet cola aromas and berry notes.

Palate--awkward like the bouquet and not the classic Tuscan Sangiovese like the prior vintage. Sharp berry flavor and a little steel that ends quickly.

I thought this was the wine--albeit the 07 vintage--for which I drove 300 miles round trip to buy a case of it at a Boston Trader Joe's. At $6 it was a super value and classic example of Tuscan wine. But this is NOT the same wine. That was the "Chianti Riserva."

This wine tastes manufactured and confused. It drinks marginally "Ok" but it's not it's anything like the previous one mentioned and reviewed. I'll pass on this one.

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