2010 Tua Rita "Giusto di Notri" Toscana
*Cellar Selection* A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, this shows compelling intensity and lovely layers of black fruit, ripe cherry, leather, tobacco, black pepper and licorice. The complexity is impressive, and so is the palate’s persistence and elegance. Hold for 10 years or more.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and10% cabernet franc; 15% alcohol and a very high 40 grams per liter dry extract): Deep ruby. Red cherry, licorice, plum and vanilla on the rich nose. Then creamy-sweet and suave, with ripe red cherry, balsamic vinegar and coffee nuances carrying through to a long, fine-grained finish. This is perhaps the smoothest Giusto di Notri ever: it's almost too easy to drink right now. Owner Stefano Frascolla says it reminds him of the 2004 and 2006, but I find it smoother than the 2004. I find it amazing that a young cabernet/merlot blend could be this seamless. And it's also hard to detect the wine's high alcohol--because of the balance of the wine, not because your senses will have been numbed into oblivion after the first glass or two. (ID)
Very beautiful aromas of crushed currants and blackberries. Full body, with lots of silky tannins and a long fresh finish. Focused and balanced. Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Better after 2014.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Giusto di Notri shows similar heft and determination with a more evolved and slightly more sophisticated bouquet. There is a lot of black fruit at the start with background tones of dark mineral, tobacco and spice. The delivery is robust and fleshy at the same time. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. Stefano Frascolla and Tua Rita have almost single-handedly put Suvereto on Italy’s winemaking map. His latest releases are nothing short of spectacular. (ML)
Dark raspberries, freshly cut flowers, violets, licorice mint and sweet spices literally jump from the glass in the 2010 Giusto di Notri. An articulate, beautifully delineated wine, the 2010 impresses for its nuance and balance. Even with all the richness, the flavors remain bright, focused and lively. This is a great showing from Tua Rita. Giusto di Notri is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
Dark, concentrated flavors of black cherry and plum are accented by spice and earth in this monolithic red. The dense tannins are firm yet buried as this doles out its black fruit and spice notes on the fresh finish. Balanced overall and shows potential. Best from 2015 through 2028.