Wine Enthusiast 2009
Wine Enthusiast magazine 2009
Campomaggio Toscana 2005 IP: 87
Here is a sweetly perfumed wine with tones of Christmas spice and church incense backed by old leather and pipe tobacco. There's a soapy, lavander like note that is cloying at first but that diminishes with time. In the mouth, the wine is linear and full of ripe berry.
Tenuta di Burchino - Il Burchino Toscana 2006 IP : 88
There's a patina of exotic spice and potpourri that peels back to reveal forest berry, bramble and cranberry. The wine offers medium intensity and lenght before imparting piquant tones of spice and black pepper.
Tenuta di Ceppaiano alle Viole - Toscana 2005 IP: 90
Alle Viole is a penetrating blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot with an extra oak element that comes off as spice, campfire and smoked bacon. At the center of this wine, however, is a solid base of red fruit that recalls cherry and blackberry. The wine is fresh and tonic but full and generous at the same time.
Tenuta di Ceppaiano Violetta - Toscana 2004IP: 90
Here is a linear and feminine 90-10 blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of pressed rose, fresh blueberry, cherry cola and chalky white mineral. The wine tastes clean and polished in the mouth and ends with very elegant shadings of berry fruit.
Antica Cantina di Ceppaiano Chianti 2008 IP: 86
Here's an approachable and easygoing Chianti with fresh aromas of wild berry, cherry and black pepper. The wine offers an informal approach with plush, chewy spice flacors.