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San Filippo Lo Scorno Rosso di Montalcino 2017

This sangiovese, a Rosso di Montalcino, has aromas of earth, cherry and a slight funkiness.  The palate is full bodied and approachable now.  Overall, this presented as a modest if pleasant wine, certainly with no angles, but I expected more depth and complexity at this price.   Rating: Acceptable.  Price: $50s. Abv: NA. Website: https://www.sanfilippomontalcino.com/estate.html.…Continue readingSan Filippo Lo Scorno Rosso di Montalcino 2017

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Felsina Chianti Classico 2017

This is an orthodox expression of Chianti Classico that would be a good choice for a blinding tasting.  It has a refined aroma of licorice and earth.  The palate has high acidity, medium tannins and medium length.  Perhaps lacking some stuffing, but elegant and pleasant.  Ready to drink now and over the next 5 years. …Continue readingFelsina Chianti Classico 2017

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Via Rotella Toscana Sangiovese 2018

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Camporsino Chianti 2018

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Angullong Sangiovese 2018

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Pizzini Sangiovese 2018

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Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico 2017

This is quite a youthful and restrained Chianti Classico from Castellare di Castellina and the 2017 vintage. It has aromas of redcurrants, red fruits and firm tannins. This wine will suit another 3-5 years in bottle before approaching it or a long decant. Rating: Good. Abv: 13.5%. Website: http://www.castellare.it. Reviewed: January 2020.Continue readingCastellare di Castellina Chianti Classico 2017

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Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2017

This is a good wine at a fair price. Lightly coloured in the glass, the 2017 vintage of Antinori’s Peppoli Chianti Classico has typical sangiovese aromas of sour cherry and licorice. The palate has firm tannins and good length. This wine can be approached now, but will suit a couple of years in the cellar.…Continue readingAntinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2017

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Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rosé 2018

This is a well presented, dry rosé from Yalumba in South Australia.  Its aroma reminds of florals and twigs.  The palate is dry, crisp and pleasant, and its alcohol low at 11.5%.  Ready to drink now, this rosé suits summer drinking and is sound value at $15.  Rating: Acceptable to Good. Abv: 11.5%. Price: $15.…Continue readingYalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rosé 2018

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Villa Antinori Rosso Toscana 2015

Villa Antinori’s Toscano Rosso continues to be a great value wine.  The 2015 vintage is quite the blend, featuring sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot, syrah and merlot.  Yet it retains a sense of place, and is identifiably Italian in style in the glass.  The 2015 vintage is deeply coloured in the glass, with aromas of…Continue readingVilla Antinori Rosso Toscana 2015

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Mr. Mick Rosé Clare Valley 2018

The Mr. Mick rosé is made by Tim Adams in the Clare Valley and from the unlikely combination of sangiovese, tempranillo and mourvèdre.  In the glass, it has a pink/purple hue, fresh acidity and is very fruity and finishes dry.  Overall, this is a pleasant rosé that is low in alcohol and keenly priced.  Rating:…Continue readingMr. Mick Rosé Clare Valley 2018

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Tenuta Buon Tempo Brunello di Montalcino 2012

From the 2012 vintage, this is a very good expression of sangiovese from Tenuta Buon Tempo in Brunello di Montalcino in Tuscany.  A medium intensity ruby colour in the glass, the wine opens to aromas of chocolate, earth, licorice and dried cranberries.  The palate is full bodied, with quite firm but very fine tannins, high…Continue readingTenuta Buon Tempo Brunello di Montalcino 2012