SANTA BRIGIDA COLLI DELLA TOSCANA CENTRALE 2001

In the continuing quest to insure I don’t let another bottle sit too long in the cellar and waste it I cracked this one. I’ve had it since 2007. The wine is dark in color with a lovely nose of oak and some dark berries coming through. On the mid pallet this wine is a smooth well balanced Sangiovese. Lovely cherries coming through and some oak. On the finish this wine shines. It’s long finish has some lovely dry pucker power, some cassis, some oak and a hint of alcohol. This wine has kept very well and would have life still left in it. Again, sadly it’s my last. Pout. Currently not in the LCBO. I would give it a solid 90-91. Good value for the money. Especially if you enjoy Sangiovese.

From the LCBO web site:
SANTA BRIGIDA COLLI DELLA TOSCANA CENTRALE 2001 IGT Toscana Tasting Note: Soft, ripe and delicious, with ripe fruit and blackberry character. Hints of cherries. Full, silky and long. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2006. Score – 90. (James Suckling, www.winespectator.com, Oct. 15, 2004)$22.75

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