I have not posted a wine review in ages and I can only apologize. Managing work and family life takes up a lot more of my free time these days. Well anyway, do not worry because my passion for the grape has not diminished in this brief absence. I have many new wine experiences which I cannot wait to to share with you and with no further adieu what better better place to return than probably my favorite wine region of Tuscany.
This glorious 2007 Supertuscan blend from La Spinosa is mix of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark night purple color, full bodied and bursting with flavor. It almost reminds of a young Guado al Tasso from the infamous Antinori stable, but this wine thankfully costs much less. La Spinosa’s vineyards are located in the Chianti region between Siena and Florence and they practice organic farming. I was fortunate to buy this wine in a charity wine auction for Water Aid run every year by Christies on behalf of Decanter Magazine. ( more about this in due course). With regards to cost this wine retails for about $25 to 30 but unfortunately not easy to find. If you see it on a wine list around this price then buy it. Highly recommended and worth every penny. Drinking well now but a couple more years in the cellar would not do it any harm. Serve with eggplant parmigiana or hearty beef dishes. My rating 92pts.