Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Aia Vecchia Lagone Toscana 2007 wine review by (PB)
Medium Bodied, garnet hue with some intensity and a bouquet that on opening is brimming with cinnamon "red hot" candies, on top of strawberry fruit.
With decanting, the cinnamon sadly dissipates leaving strong, strawberry aromas with chocolate covered cherries, leather and oak. This is a great start!
Palate--Mellow tannins that are still tight enough to carry this wine for another several years, but red berry flavors abound with an element of Tuscan terroir. Although it finishes a little quickly, this is a superior wine and for $12.99 it is a ridiculous value. I'd grab a case except I bought it out of state.
This is not Sangiovese based, it is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, your classic Bordeaux blend. This wine will be in the running for one of my top ten picks of 2011 so if you see one, snag it and raise a glass!
Posted by PB at 4:08 PM