This Tuscan co-op winery is making a habit of featuring its wines in the Chairman’s Selection. I am not complaining. The 2010 Chianti was amazing and their super tuscan was a great buy, too. If anything, the 2011 is even better.
This is an old school style of Italian wine. There isn’t any chocolate or vanilla flavors. No big spice or any voluptuous textures. It’s just badass fruit. Really good Tuscan Sangiovese made in the most straightforward and uncompromising way. However, this isn’t a crowd pleaser, unless you are hanging out with some seriously awesome folks.
Freshly cured leather, funky barn, and cigar box rise about dark fruit aromas. Bright cherry zaps the tongue and pushes into a complex matrix of earl grey tea, dried plums, and camphor. The finish moves towards crushed basil and ends where it began: with leather.