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Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 108155
Intense ruby red.
Bouquet: scents of wild flowers, cherries and plum.
Taste: full bodied, elegant and refined, sweet tannins, balsamic note, fine finish.
Scents of super-ripe dark cherries, tobacco, spices and leather waft from the glass as the 2006 Il Gentile di Casanova opens up. A vein of minerality frames the fruit beautifully through to the long, creamy finish. The La Spinetta house style built on ripeness and textural depth is in evidence in this Sangiovese-based red but is not as overdone as in previous wines. This is a gorgeous juice. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016.