2006 Marchesi Frescobaldi Giramonte Toscana
This is absolutely amazing with dark fruits, blackberries, minerals and spices. Full body, superb fruit and velvety tannins. It goes on for minutes. Stunning. A great blend of sangiovese and merlot. Drink or hold.
Black in color, with superripe and intense aromas of crushed berries, espresso and blackberry. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a rich finish. Massive yet balanced. This has everything going for it. Merlot and Sangiovese. Best after 2012. 1,100 cases made. (JS)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Giramonte (Merlot, Sangiovese) is a very pretty wine made in an opulent, full-bodied style that nevertheless retains a surprising level of freshness and precision. The tannins build on the finish with notable power, suggesting a few years of cellaring may be needed before the wine starts to hit its stride. This is a beautiful wine from the Frescobaldi family. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021. (AG)