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Tolaini Al Passo Toscana 2014 Product #33061 (In Stock)
Tolaini Al Passo Toscana 2014 Tolaini Al Passo Toscana 2014

“Super-Tuscan” wines don’t have to be “super” – the term came about in the 1980s to describe wines like Sassicaia and Sammarco that failed to qualify for any Tuscan DOC label (usually because they used the “wrong” grapes) but still generated plenty of critical praise and consumer demand.  But “super” is a fine descriptor for this blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% Merlot grown in the prime Chianti village of Castelnuovo Berardenga.  Very dense plantings and multiple green harvests keep yields super low here, allowing grapes to reach optimal ripeness even in cooler harvests like 2014.

In fact, in this challenging season, Tolaini Al Passo soared to new heights, capturing its first-ever Tre Bicchieri award from Gambero Rosso.  At first sniff and sip, Al Passo shows like a terrific Bolgheri Cabernet blend, rich and full of black currant fruit with sweet spice and subtle herb notes.  But Sangiovese’s dark cherry fruit and notes of leather and violet come up nicely with air, balancing the fresh acids and fine-grained tannins perfectly.  Delicious now and improving for at least a half-dozen years, this is a simply outstanding bargain.

"The coffee and dried fruit with hints of walnut come through on the palate. Full to medium body, soft tannins. Drink or hold."  James Suckling 91 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $24.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $18.98/ea
Sale Half Case (6): $17.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $16.98/ea
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