2006 Marchesi Frescobaldi Giramonte Toscana

SKU #1050295

97 points Wine Spectator: "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." (10/08)

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By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/16/2009  | Send Email
Bordeaux in Tuscany? In our recent staff tasting, Clyde seemed especially fond of this. Pomerol-like, with rich aromas of black and blueberry compote, vanilla cream, and toffee. In the mouth this wine is incredibly smooth and lush, with fine, smooth tannins, subtle minerality, and a long finish. A lot of wine here, it will age beautifully over the next decade.

 By: georgedi |  Review Date: 2/26/2010 
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W/S says best from 2012. Oops. It was delicious as is....complex, a bit tannic but not excessively. Altogether a wonderful bottle of wine. I'll look for more.
Drink from 2012

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Sub-Region:

Tuscany

Specific Appellation:

Super Tuscan