More new releases from Chianti Classico

This post has a good mix of Classico, Classico Riserva, some IGT, and more. I hope you find something interesting, and or new. If so, drop me a line. Thanks, Tim. italianwinereviews@gmail.com. Saluti. 2013 Fattoria Poggiopiano Rosso di Sera Toscana IGT Sangiovese Blend 9/20/2019 – I tend to shy away from new wood/barrique, generally speaking. But, as…

recently tasted Chianti Classico

A few newly released wines from the Chianti Classico zone (with many more to follow). The 2017 vintage in this region was challenging, but some winegrowers produced seriously good wines. 2016 Azienda Agricola Caparsa Chianti Classico Caparsino Riserva  DOCG Sangiovese Blend 9/18/2019 – Impressive energy, soul. This is still too young for my palate; it certainly…

Marching to his own drum – Az. Agr. Uccelliera, Part I

It’s fun (for me) to taste wines, for years, and trying to imagine what the person behind this thing that brings you so much joy is actually like. Are they like some of the wines that don’t show so well? Are they the same as the wines that blow your mind, and have you searching…

2011 Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore – a tale of two wines

had picked these up in August of this year; shipping to my house occurred about 3 months later, after it had cooled down. Which is to say that the wine has had about 45 days of rest before I pulled the cork. This is something I rarely do, most of my new-release purchases are stored…

2015 Casa Emma Chianti Classico – yes, please!

I’m just getting started processing the 3000+ tasting notes during my recent (March-June) trip to Italy’s wine regions; it’s going to take a while. This was a trip that spanned from Aosta to Apulia, and back again. There were multiple (including #VinItaly) wine fairs, etc. I tasted a lot of wines. Most of them were…

2010 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino Riserva – sheer joy

If you’re lucky enough to be one of the few people on the planet that owns this wine, congratulations, you’ve hit pay dirt, as they say. The air is rather thin here, not so many have risen so high. From the very first smell, and right through to the final sip, you’re patently aware of…

Mature beauty – 1997 La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino

It’s been far, far too long since I’ve enjoyed a wine from La Rasina. That said, the bottle I enjoyed yesterday more than made up for a prolonged absence. Sangiovese, as you probably already know, can be many things; fresh and young, mature and graceful. And, to be clear, these are not things specific to…