Italy - Tuscan Red
Wine & Spirits Magazine 93pts: "Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke purchased this estate in 1994. The property, near the town of Castelnuovo Berardenga, focuses on Bordeaux varietal blends, this one built on cabernet franc (51 percent), merlot and cabernet sauvignon. It’s more vinous than many super-Tuscans, opening with air to full-on richness, not heavy but complete. New oak scents...Price: $89.00
James Suckling 95pts: "This is fabulous for the vintage with blackberry, blueberry and toffee-barrel aromas and flavors. Full and very deep. Fine tannins. Bright finish. Very flashy and I like it. Drink or hold."
The Wine Advocate 93pts: "As the years go...Price: $126.00
100 points James Suckling: "Very powerful aromas of blackberry, fresh mushroom, iron, spice and lightly grilled meat. Full body with layers of fruit and earth character. Decadent and intense. It's a phenomenal wine. Incredibly layered and muscular. Better than the legendary 2006? Built for aging."
94 points Robert Parker's Wine...Price: $105.00
James Suckling 97pts: "A very muscular red with plum, blueberry, walnut and dried mushroom character on both the nose and palate. Full and chewy. Fabulous fruit and intensity. Amazing quality for the vintage. Wow. "
Vinous 95pts: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne is deep, powerful and explosive. The gravitas of the old vines and...Price: $87.00
Wine Advocate 94pts: "During the recorking ceremony for the 1971 Tignanello, I had the opportunity to taste four editions of the wine spanning the four decades of its production. The 1997 Tignanello was by far the most enjoyable of these wines. It is experiencing a perfect moment in its drinking window. Looking through The Wine Advocate archive, I see the suggestion of brett in a past review. I found absolutely no...Price: $750.00
Winemaker's Notes: "The color is bright ruby, the nose unveils layers of iris, violet, tobacco, black pepper and marasca cherry. The taste is well balanced, tightly knit with supple tannins, mineral notes, a mouth cleansing fresh acidity. Warm and persistent."Price: $20.00