Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Marchesi de Frescobaldi 2009 Terre Mare dell Ammiraglia (Italy)

This wine hit the Ontario market the Saturday before (Oct. 15) and I was one of those that just had to get my hands on a few bottles ... a Bordeaux blend with a twist of Syrah added.  So we have Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah in a bottle of Italian wine ... and it is delicious.  The nose is cherries sprinkled with cinnamon and vanilla, very pretty.  The flavours are smooth and lush with lots of red and black fruit and a touch of spice and best of all it gets better with some time in the glass.  My only disappointment with this wine came when I opened it and found a plastic cork underneath the capsule, that means attempting to age this wine is out of the question ... so drink up within the next 1-3 years.  This one's not for collectors, it's for drinkers.

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