Basile Cartacanta 2007, Doc Montecucco Rosso

Red Blend Red Blend
Tuscany, Italy

$15.55 (135640)

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October 10, 2009

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

An old school, meaty, dried herb style of Tuscan sangiovese from south of the Montalcino DOCG. There is plenty of...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Montecucco is a relatively new region, containing four DOCs, that borders Montalcino to the south and extends west...

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Community Reviews (2)

Nick Bertrand
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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

This Tuscan has a nice aroma, light body and integrated notes of light fruit compote, pine and slight vanilla and Earth notes. Tannins are refined and the wine should be decanted in the glass, since the aromas quickly fade away (around 5 min). The finish is medium to long, but not extremely pleasing (not what I would expect from Tuscan wines). The wine has a slight acidic and metallic taste. It is at its best now – I don’t think there is a point to age this wine as it will not evolve, instead it may degenerate. My impression: NOTHING SPECIAL to NICE. This wine would be a nice house wine if it cost under $10 and in that case I would purchase it again. Tasted Apr/10.

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