Friday, May 2, 2008

1999 San Luigi, Fidenzio IGT, Tuscany, Italy

More open now and then again - not really... more will follow. Still a nice mixture of minerals and Italian warmth. The open window is emerging from buttermilk and yogurt but the taste is still infused in iron, herbs, liquorice, tar, new oak and lots of minerals. As the wine sits in the glass, it shuts down again with more herbs and dry bitter notes. 1-2 years more (91)

Tasted 7/1-2005, Glass: Riedel Sommelier Bordeaux Grand Cru

1999 San Luigi, Fidenzio, Tuscany, Italy

This wine has been called the Chateau Margaux of Italy..perhaps a slightly overstatement. It's a blend between 80% Cabernet Sauvugnon and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine has a very beaitiful purple color and the nose is from the first impression classic Tuscan, with chocolate black currants, but then this cool iron-like mineral thing that rules out any kind of roasted cofee that often is typical with these wines. The minerals gives a certain kind of complexity but it's still there when you taste the wine and gives the wine a mid-hollowness in the mouth. The structure of the wine is still very youthfull and I would like to review it again in two years time to see if it will gain some more softness.(90)

Mon 02 Aug, 2004

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