Mauro Vannucci 2003 Piaggia Riserva Red (Carmignano)
This is a gorgeous and very smooth wine that boasts all the irresistible traits of a well-made, modern Italian red. It showcases deep ruby concentration and everlasting aromas of ripe cherry, chocolate fudge, coffee, clove and spice. The mouthfeel is intense and penetrating and there’s loads of chewy succulence on the finish.
Mauro Vannucci 2004 Piaggia Il Sasso Red (Carmignano)
With this thick, inky wine Mauro Vannucci proves his extraction expertise. The nose offers chocolate fudge, smoky vanilla, roasted coffee bean and succulent red fruit. Leather and tobacco linger in the background. There’s a finely textured quality to the tannins and toasted flavors linger long on the palate.