Sunday, February 17, 2013
Castelvecchio Il Breccolini Toscana 2006 Wine Review (NW)
Rich blackberry and black cherry on the nose
Full bodied on the palate
Richly layered finish of spices, pine, berries, and licorice woven together
There's a lot going on in this wine. It's rich and dense with great layers. Made from Sangiovese, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, it's a modern style super-Tuscan that will compliment hearty Tuscan fare and bistecca. Drink it now or let it rest for a few more years- either way it will be great. Interestingly, prices are all over the board on this one so do a little shopping to find a deal. While the "list" price is $50, it for sale as low as $18 in my area. Raise a glass!