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2014 Tolaini ValdisantiBlend from Italy

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"Youthful, rich dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with notable French oak spice. On the palate, Valdisanti is full-bodied with deep but reserved fruit flavor...

  • 93 Wine Spectator
  • 92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 91 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 91 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 90 Wine & Spirits
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About

93

"Ripe, packed with black cherry, blackberry, violet, iron and spice aromas and flavors, this red is muscular and sophisticated. Beefy tannins shore this up, along with fresh acidity and a detailed aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2020 through 2028. 8,300 cases made. -BS"

92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and Chinese black tea. Full body with round and chewy tannins. A bit tight and lean but I like the focus and intensity for the vintage. Drink now."

91 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2014 Valdisanti, Tolaini's Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend, is one of the most complete wines in this range. Cabernet-inflected aromatics are beautifully delineated, showing plenty of grilled herb, cherry, leather, plum, sage and menthol overtones. Persistent and expressive, with terrific character, the Valdisanti is strong in 2014."

91 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2014 Valdisanti is a rich and generous expression. The base of the wine is Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), but Sangiovese (20%) and Cabernet Franc (5%) both play important supporting roles adding acidity and structure respectively. The wine wraps thickly over the palate with dense textual richness and generous flavors of blackberry, spice and cured tobacco. There is a pretty note of sweetness on the close that resembles candied fruit or cherry liqueur. Some 106,000 bottles were produced in this vintage."

90 Wine & Spirits

"Notes of tobacco and freshly cracked black pepper weave through this wine, a lean and tightly tannic red that needs time in the glass to flesh out into flavors of black currants, cherries and dark chocolate. A juicy burger would match well with the wine’s smoky notes and lithe texture."

Product Description:

"Youthful, rich dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with notable French oak spice. On the palate, Valdisanti is full-bodied with deep but reserved fruit flavors framed by rich oak. The excellent balance of fruit intensity with fine tannins indicates a cellar worthy wine. Note: Some sediment may occur in the bottom of the bottle as the wine is not filtered." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 110808
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

93 - Wine Spectator

92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

91 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

91 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

90 - Wine & Spirits

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, tobacco, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower