Category Archives: Tasting Notes

La Braccesca Vigneto Santa Pia Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva, Tuscany, Italy

Santa Pia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appellation: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

Blend: Sangiovese, Canaiolo Nero

Vintage: 2013

Tasting note: An intense ruby red in colour, the wine presents aromas of leather and tobacco along with ripe red fruit and quinine. The palate is savoury, full and ample with supple and silky tannins. The finish and aftertaste are long and persistent.

La Braccescaa Achelo Cortona DOC Rosso, Tuscany, Italy

Achelo

Appellation: Cortona DOC

Blend: Syrah dominated blend

Vintage: 2014

Tasting note: A brilliant purple in colour, the 2014 Achelo presents aromatic notes of white fruit which fuse with hints of plums. On the palate the wine is sweet and savory, and the notes of fresh fruit first perceived on the nose return together with notes of liquorices. The finish is long and vibrant with supple tannins which accompany the entire flavour flow across the palate.

La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

Vino nobile di montepulcian

Appellation: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

Blend: Sangiovese, Canaiolo Nero

Vintage: 2013

Tasting note: A vivid rubyred in color, the wine shows a fresh nose of violets, red currants, and blackberries, well fused with light notes of cinnamon. The palate is both sweet and mineral in character, and the notes of berryfruit first felt on the nose blend with alight spiciness of flavor. The wine is long and persistent on the finish and aftertaste.

Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore, Chianti Superiore DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

Chianti Superiore

Appellation: Chianti Superiore DOCG

Blend: Sangiovese blend

Vintage: 2015

Tasting note: The Chianti Superiore Santa Cristina shows a ruby red color with purple highlights. The nose is complex with notes of violets and cherries well integrated with hints of spices. The palate is soft and enveloping with velvety tannins, and the finish and aftertaste is long and savoury.

Antinori ‘Tignanello’, Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

Tignanello

Appellation: Toscana IGT

 

Blend: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Vintage: 2015

 

Tasting note: The 2015 Tignanello is a very intense ruby red in color. On the nose, the notes of ripe red fruit, together with cassis and blackberries, are in perfect balance with the hints of chocolate and liquorice. The palate is rich, ample, and vibrant and is endowed with lively and silky tannins which give a great complexity and an important length to the finish and aftertaste.

 

Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Tuscany, Italy

Antinori Badia a Passignano

Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG

 

Blend: 100% Sangiovese

 

Vintage: 2015

 

Tasting note: The 2015 Badia a Passignano shows an intense ruby red color. The nose expresses notes of ripe red fruit and intense hints of berry fruit and cherries under spirits along with the spicy and balsamic sensations. The wine is ample and enveloping on the palate with supple and velvety tannins; the freshness is excellent as well, as are the finesse and the length on the finish and aftertaste.

 

Antinori ‘Pian della Vigne’ Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

Pian Della Vigne

Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

 

Blend: Sangiovese

 

Vintage: 2013

 

Tasting note: The 2013 Pian della Vigne shows a brilliant ruby red colour. The nose is delicate and complex with notes of ripe fruit, cherries, and plums, perfectly balanced with sensations of dried and candied fruit and spices. The palate is ample with supple tannins and is enlivened by a note of vibrant acidity which fully brings out the intense persistence and pleasure of its aromas. The finish offers hints of tobacco, dark chocolate, and berry fruit. It is an extremely elegant and bracingly savoury wine of great finesse.

Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Tenuta Tignanello, Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

Chianti Classico riserva tentua tignanello

Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

 

Blend: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Vintage: 2015

 

Tasting note: An intense ruby red in color, the wine’s nose shows ripe red fruit along with sustained sensations of vanilla and spices. The palate is ample and enveloping, balanced and vigorous with soft and silky tannins and the finish and aftertaste and long and persistent.

Pèppoli Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

Peppoli Chianti Classico Antinori

Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG

 

Blend: Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah

 

Vintage: 2016

 

Tasting note: The 2016 Pèppoli is ruby red in color. Intensely fruity notes of cherries and red currants dominate on the nose along with integrated hints of violets and a light touch of toasted oak. The palate, fresh and savory with supple tannins, shows a finish and aftertaste which recall the sensations first felt on the nose.