Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Two Tuscan 1993´s

I keep extolling the virtues of the 1993 vintage, especially when the wines comes from Piedmont and Tuscany. And I keep on drinking them!

1993 Montesodi, Frescobaldi
A mature, round and fine nose with notes of sweet cherries, liquorice, violets and warm earth. Some rosemary infused meat A fine maturity. Warm gravel. A soft feeling but a nice one.
The taste is mature, dry and medium intense with notes of dried cherries, liquorice, dried rosemary and meat stock. A medium long finish with a nice dry ending. Lots of dried herbs after a while. Very good and fully mature.
87p   (tasted 2015/11)

1993 Etrusco, Cennatoio Intervineas
This is the first vintage of Etrusco. I tasted the 1997 a couple of years ago and liked it a lot. And with the 1993 I can only say - likewise!
The nose is big, tight and upfront with notes of black cherries, dark chocolate, sweet rosemary, black tea and warm Tuscan gravel. Very, very good. Deep and fine. Almost fully mature but still shows vibrant fruit.
The taste is big, focused and mouth filling with notes of black cherries, chocolate covered cherries, bonfire, warm gravel and sweet violets. The finish is long and structured with some nice dry tannins. This is really good and it is no hurry to drink the remaining bottles I bought. For 15 Euro a piece... Again, the 93´s delivers.
91p   (tasted 2015/11)

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