- 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
- Castello Di Bolgheri Varvara 2013 Product #30697 (In Stock)
A big, rich, but still balanced super-Tuscan blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Soft and supple now and built to improve - 2023 or so.
"Very perfumed and floral on the nose with lavender and berry undertones. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Tight and sleek style that shows bright acidity. Vivid Bordeaux blend here. Drink or hold." James Suckling 92 points
Wine Advocate 90 points