This wine is dark in color mild on the nose. On the mid pallet are some varietal cab flavors, cherries and dark berries. On the finish the somewhat typical dried fruits come through more strongly. The wine is medium in finish with some tanins and some dryness. The oak and alcohol are under control. Not a bad wine but nothing fabulous either. 88 or so …
What winecurrent.com had to say:
Heres an excellent addition to the cellar. The lifted nose of camphor and dark berry fruit segues a full-bodied mouthful of rich and concentrated flavour with juicy Bing cherry coffee-infused black currant and dark chocolate to the fore. Its beautifully textured with good weight and balance. Theres a generous ladleful of firm tannin. Drink 2015 to 2022. (Vic Harradine) (145920) $21.95 Rating 4.5/5
From the LCBO web site.
MARCHESI DE’ FRESCOBALDI TENUTA DI CASTIGLIONI 2008 VINTAGES 145920 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 21.95
Wine, Red Wine 13.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : XD
Made in: Tuscany, Italy By: Marchesi De Frescobaldi Release Date: Oct 30, 2010
A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and sangiovese; aged for two years in new oak) Medium red. Floral red berry aromas complicated by chestnut and graphite. Sweet and smooth on entry, with juicy red berry and dark plum flavors and a fresh, moderately long aftertaste. Delicious, easygoing wine. Score – 88. (Ian D’Agata, International Wine Cellar, July/Aug 2010)