- Tenuta Di Valgiano Palistorti Rosso 2012 Product #30502 (In Stock)
Palistorti is one of just two reds made here (the other costs 2x as much!), and it’s simply captivating in 2012. A blend of Sangiovese and 15% each Merlot and Syrah, I can’t quite decide if this is more like a 3-4 year-old Brunello or a really nice vintage of Antinori’s Tignanello super-Tuscan. From the nose to the rich, powerful, palate this explodes with pure black cherry, fruit blossom, spice, and expensive leather aromas and flavors. The very deep flavors get support from fine-grained, ripe, tannins as hints of crushed herb, licorice, and expensive balsamic weave in and out of the long, long, finish. Distinctive, delicious, and very nicely priced.
"The 2012 Palistorti di Valgiano is bursting at the seams with personality. Juicy dark cherries, smoke, earthiness, licorice and violets are all super-expressive in the glass. Fleshy and boisterous, with plenty of intense, super-ripe fruit, the 2012 Palistorti di Valgiano delivers the goods, and then some. Drink this fleshy, immensely pleasing red over the next handful of years.” Vinous (Galloni) 91 points
- Poliziano Merlot Cortona In Violas 2011 Product #30961 (In Stock)
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano producer Poliziano makes this exciting, 100% Merlot, from near-by Cortona. Ripe fruit plus 16 months in (80% new) French oak gives this a wonderfully plump, round, texture and rich, dark, fruit. "Very Merlot" on the nose and palate and "Italian" on the mouthwatering finish.
"The 2011 In Violas, Poliziano's Merlot-based red, is a plump, juicy wine to drink now and over the next few years. Succulent dark cherries, plums, spices, menthol and new leather are all nicely delineated. The 2011 is soft, open-knit and quite tasty today." Vinous (Galloni) 90 points