From the excellent 2001 vintage, this opulent and intense Vin Santo (a traditional dessert wine from Tuscany) reveals layers of honey, almond paste, dried apricot and butterscotch. There’s great complexity and elegance here and the wine would pair with an assortment of aged cheeses.
An attractive Vin Santo opens with integrated aromas of honey, candied chestnut, maple syrup, dried fruit and apricot. The 2003 vintage was a hot one, but this beautiful wine takes that heat and turns it into intensity. Finishes full and soft.
Balifico’s build and concentration grow on the palate offering aromas of cherry, rum, vanilla, cloves, lead, incense, candle wax and Asian spice along the way. The blend of Sangiovese and Cab delivers complexity, drying tannins and smoky overtones.
This Chianti Classico Riserva is very territory-driven and opens with earth and cherry aromas that are typical of Sangiovese. Move forward, and you’ll find a bit of cheese rind, herbs and firm structure.
A medium-weight wine built on a core of tart cherry fruit that wears licorice and tobacco accents. Even and dry on the palate, it has a good chalky mouthfeel and dry, even tannins on the finish. Not flamboyant, but solid.