Dark in color with a mild nose of dark berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some dark berries, some mocha and some cedar but this wine lives in the finish where it displays some firm tannins, some nice dryness, some acidity and a long finish. This is quite a nice Sangiovese but it is definitely a bigger one. I would give it an 88-89.

From the LCBO web site:
MAZZEI BADIOLA 2010 VINTAGES 662197 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 18.95
Made in: Tuscany, Italy By: Marchesi Mazzei S.R.L.
Release Date: Jul 20, 2013
13.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity
Varietal: Sangiovese Blend Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

Tasting Note
Black cherry and currant flavors are accented by violet notes in this structured, muscular red. This shows density and grip, as the spice- and mineral-accented finish lingers. Best from 2014 through 2020. Score – 92. (Bruce Sanderson,, Oct. 15, 2012)

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