2007 Viticcio "Monile" Toscana (Elsewhere $40)
Wine & Spirits
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (80 percent) enriched by Merlot, this wine's persistent fruit aroma layers red, green, blue and purple berries in the middle, deepening to blackberries in the end. It packs a lot of complexity into a tart and compact frame, a young wine with intensity and drive. For the cellar.
A very ripe, almost New World style, offering big, chewy tannins and dried dark fruits, with treacle tart and raisin notes. Full-bodied. Needs time to mellow. Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2012. 750 cases made.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot from the heart of Chianti Classico, aged for 18 months in Barrique.