My Value pick from the Italian Trade Tasting this week. This wine is well-rounded with sound tannins, juicy and long-lasting -fabulous deal!
http://www.frescobaldi.it/or for Ontarians, recent Vintages release http://www.vintages.com/lcbo-ear/vintages/product/details.do?language=EN&itemNumber=145920
MARCHESI DE' FRESCOBALDI TENUTA DI CASTIGLIONI 2008 - $21.95
VINTAGES | 145920 | 750 mL bottle
Wine, Red Wine
Sugar Content : XD
Made in: Tuscany, Italy
By: Marchesi De Frescobaldi
Release Date: Oct 30, 2010
A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and sangiovese; aged for two years in new oak) Medium red. Floral red berry aromas complicated by chestnut and graphite. Sweet and smooth on entry, with juicy red berry and dark plum flavors and a fresh, moderately long aftertaste. Delicious, easygoing wine. Score - 88. (Ian D'Agata, International Wine Cellar, July/Aug 2010)
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