Posts Tagged ‘tuscany’

Il Bruciato, a Red Blend by Antinori

May 21, 2009

Il Bruciato is an italian expression for “the burned one”, which probably refers to its outstanding aromas of toasted oak barrel. A powerful blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah by famous Italian winery Antinori. This Bolgheri DOC wine brings a inca-whitetremendous nose with barnyard, almost poopy character, dark red fruit in compote, dancing over a framework of old furniture notes. The medium-plus body reveals high acidity which is balanced by an impressive array of flavors in which black berry predominates. The tannins are a bit rough but they don’t negate the overall satisfaction this broth can deliver. The finish is long, with tones of dark berries and a brushstroke of vegetal. Il Bruciato is one of those wines not to be missed.

Product: Il Bruciato

Variety: Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah

Vintage: 2006

Winery: Antinory

Origin: Bolgheri, Italy

Alcohol: 14.0%

Price: 34.99 (Everything Wine)

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Campo Ceni, Chianti by Ricasole

May 19, 2009

This Tuscan Indicazione Geografica Tipica Chianti brings a superlative nose of strawberries and raspberries. A refreshing, lighter body red, doesn’t lack any character and satisfies with red berries on the palate and its playful acidity. The tannins are smooth and the finish is of medium plus length, riding on red fruit and a touch of wood. A Chianti that drinks very well with food or all on its own. Although it does not add to the wine itself, the label is very attractive and flamboyant. At least it will hold your attention.

Product: Campo Ceni

Variety: Chianti (Sangiovese et. al)

Vintage: 2006

Winery: Barone Ricasole

Origin: Toscana, Italy

Alcohol: 13.0%

Price: 19.99 (Everything Wine)