Castiglioni Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese 2006, Igt Toscana

Red Blend Red Blend
Tuscany, Italy

$21.95 (974394)

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87 pts
10
August 15, 2009

Critic Reviews (9)

Vintages
Vintages

Very pretty, with perfumed blackberry and mineral aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a berry, milk...

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Nancy Morgan
Nancy Morgan

Dense and full-bodied with abundant aromas of black raspberry, purple plum, blackcurrant and spice. A blend of 55%...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This sports dark colour and a rich lavish, lifted nose of cedar, blackberry, chocolate and coffee. There is also a...

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John Stewart
John Stewart

Not in the same class as Tenuta di Castiglioni's July 5th release of Cabernet Sauvignon, and $1 more to boot. I found...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Not in the same class as Tenuta di Castiglioni's July 5th release of Cabernet Sauvignon, and $1 more to boot. I found...

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Megan Victor
Megan Victor

This blend of Grenache, Carignan and Merlot has an extremely deep intense purple colour. Cooked, spicy, raisiny,...

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Rod Phillips
Rod Phillips

A blend of cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese and merlot, this shows intense fruit flavours, very good balance, and quite...

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Ted Able
Ted Able

medium to full bodied, balanced acidity, soft tannins, fruit forward; easy-going, plush

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Winecurrent
Winecurrent

Opaque and brooding in the glass, this opens with aromas of spice, lilac and oaky nuances. There's plenty of tannin,...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

I have tried the 2006 (released Aug15/09, 974394) alongside the 2007 (released Nov21/09, 145920). This medium to full bodied wine has sweet aromas of black currant, black cherry, coconut, oak and vanilla. It is slightly acidic, tannins are refined (needs to open 30 min to 1 hr) and the finish is nice and long. I have a feeling that this wine needs to mature just a little more. Even though it is good to drink now, it will benefit from sitting in the cellar for couple of years and should be good for 5 to 10 years. Since I had both vintages side by side, the 2006 is not as good as 2007; it is slightly more fruity and sweet. My impression: Beautiful. Tasted Dec/09.

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