Fattoria Di Basciano Il Corto 2007, Igt Rosso Dei Colli Della Toscana Centrale

Red Blend Red Blend
Tuscany, Italy

$27.95 (134775)

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91 pts
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September 18, 2010

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Sangiovese-cabernet blend. Fullish, rich, intensely flavourful and satisfying in a recognizable super-Tuscan style,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a deeply coloured, dense, high wattage Tuscan red with an intense nose of very ripe blackcurrant, black...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

‘Super Tuscan’ edition of this well-regarded, Rufina-based winery, the 2007 Il Corto, while rather a tad...

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Community Reviews (7)

Steven Elder
Steven Elder

Aug 2012: Very fine, and very Tuscan, with the Cab supporting the Sangiovese to give body and richness. Nose is full & ripe, with nice herbal notes and something like the "cigar box" you get from good Bordeaux. Full bodied, round and just loaded with earthy, umami-driven flavour --clean as a whistle, though, nothing funky. Lovely lingering finish. Lovely now, but plenty of life left.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine is a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, dark ruby in color, intense and masculine aromatics of blackberry, blueberry, forest floor, minerals and toasty cedar notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied (14% Alcohol), concentrated black fruit flavours, black olives, pleasant acidity and firm tannins. Very good length on the finish with flavours of dark fruit, blueberry, cedar and savoury spices, fresh acidity gives it a nice lift with fine grained tannins lingering. Awesome wine, love Sangiovese / Cabernet Sauvignon blend, strongly recommended.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2007 Fattoria Di Basciano Il Corto is a medium bodied, nicely aromatic, INTEGRATED to aged wine. On the nose, it is dominated by cedar and leather, whereas the palate senses black cherry and faint coconut. It still has quite tight tannins that are in balance with acidity (decant between 1 to 2 hours, but not any longer) and the finish is long and smooth. I love tannins, so for me it is good to drink now, yet it still has the potential to evolve (mostly by mellowing out the tannins) and should be at its best around 2014 till 2020. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts - I definitely recommend this wine to those who enjoy tannins. Tasted Apr/11.

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Emilio Ruffolo
Emilio Ruffolo

I found it mid to full bodied, lots of flavour with a smooth finish once it was decanted for a few hours. Glad I took a chance and bought a case. Excellent wine.

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Bernard Stramwasser
Bernard Stramwasser

Needed a little bit of time to open up... like 2 hours!! Intense brooding nose reveals cigar box, black fruit, pencil shavings mandarin peel and spice. Palate is big, plump, bordering on over-ripe, with sandy tannins that keep on giving. Grab a few bottles of this if you still can, and let them lie for 2-4 years. Needs some time to mellow. Still quite delish at present, even if it was a bit much for my veggie pizza.

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Marcel Legault
Marcel Legault

Drink 2015 to 2020

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