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2009 Frescobaldi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni"

Marchesi de Frescobaldi 2009 Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni

Winery: Frescobaldi

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc & 8% Sangiovese

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Toscana

State or country: Italy

Price: $25

Cases produced: 21,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: December 31, 2012

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Tuscan blend opens with a spicy red currant and mild black cherry bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild tart black cherry with notes of nicely integrated oak. I also detected hints of plum and a dash of black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are dusty and linger quite some time. I would suggest pairing this wine with beef bourguignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Tenuta di Castiglioni's deep, opaque ruby-red, rimmed in purple, intrigues the eye. The nose is marked by appealing, fragrant fruit, with deep draughts of dark-fleshed fruit, such as wild blackberry, black cherry, plum, and strawberry, which shade into toastier notes of cocoa powder, roast espresso bean, tobacco leaf, vanilla, and cinnamon. Impressively full-bodied, the palate shows pleasurably warm, smooth, and well-rounded. Its tangy acidity and noble tannins, already well integrated into the structure, contribute to its exemplary balance. Subtle fruit enlivens a lengthy, long-lingering finish.

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