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2020 Tolaini Al Passo Toscana IgtBlend from Italy

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"Spicy notes of oak rise above distinct aromas of cherry and berry. The palate has a backbone of Sangiovese, a roundness of Merlot and enhanced body from the Cabernet Sauvignon...

  • 92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 91 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 91 Wine Spectator
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Ratings:

92

"The 2020 Al Passo is a powerful, deep wine. A blast of dark fruit, chocolate, mocha, dried herbs, leather and menthol makes a strong opening statement. This heady, internationally-styled wine has a lot going on. I would prefer to drink it over the next decade or so. The Sangiovese/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend works especially well."

92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Savory and spicy nose with some sweet spices over the berry and citrus fruit. Expressive and fine-grained on the palate with a firm backbone and a tight, lengthy finish. Unfiltered. Drink now."

91 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A blend of equal parts Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2020 Al Passo offers soft lines and lots of rich fruit with black cherry, blackberry and light spice. This vintage does not have the clarity or precision of a cooler vintage, but it does offer good volume and upfront intensity. Production is 110,000 bottles.

91 Wine Spectator

"A rich style, this red boasts ripe cherry, blackberry, black currant, wild herb and spice flavors aligned with a supple texture. Fresh and tangy, with a long, resonant finish. Harmonious, this is accessible now with decanting or aeration, but no rush. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2028. 11,000 cases made, 7,000 cases imported. -BS"

Product Description:

"Spicy notes of oak rise above distinct aromas of cherry and berry. The palate has a backbone of Sangiovese, a roundness of Merlot and enhanced body from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit purity and varietal signatures are testament to the meticulous care given to the vines. Note: Some sediment may occur in the bottom of the bottle as the wine is not filtered." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 137535
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

91 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

91 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2020
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
Nose asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather