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1997 San Giusto a Rentennano - Percarlo Sangiovese - Italy - Tuscany - Red

Italy - Tuscany

Red Sangiovese
Producer Notes

This estate, with its ninth-century military fortress, is currently under the ownership of the Martini di Cigala family. It is located on the Siena side of the Chianti appellation, in the area known as the Gaiole zone. The estate actually began as a Cistercian monastery, and eventually became a Florentine fortification.

The Percarlo is a 100% Sangiovese production and is... More »

Score
95
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2018-2025 VF: 2002-2017
Bid
1 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 91
Author Thanos
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.436%
Tasted On 12/03/2013
Drink Dates 2018-2025

Amazing vibrant nose. A big wine with lots of unresolved tannins, but clearly headed for greatness. Needs another 10 years...

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Author Scooter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.597%
Tasted On 08/11/2013

Wow. Still a baby. Open for 30 minutes and you will get waves of Sangiovese fruit with a long finish. Special

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Author Thor
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.507%
Tasted On 08/30/2009
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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

This is a profound example of Sangiovese that is beginning to unwind itself into a lovely drinking experience, thanks to a decade of aging. Notions of dried flowers, smoky tobacco, tarry cherries, rose water and truffles scintillate from the glass. The palate pumps out intensely endowed fruit in spades and really stretches its legs on the powerful, almost chewy, effusive finish that goes on and on. While I still find the Flaccianello to be the most classic example of pure Sangiovese from Italy, this is undoubtedly a worthy successor and is evolving into quite a beauty

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