91 Points Wine Enthusiast:A generous blend of San- giovese, Merlot and Cabernet, this is round and velvety, delivering im- pressive aromatic intensity in the form of black cherry, ripe raspberry, spice, to- bacco and dried rosemary. The finish is soft and long.
Does anyone give Wine Enthusiast ratings any credibility? They are so far below Wine Spectator or Robert Parker or some of the specialty European Reviewers. They are more like Wilfred Wong from BevMo who is another bogus rater.
Just interest in others thoughts. Would also be great to hear from consumers who have actually tasted this wine.
Scents of black cherry, licorice, forest floor, minerals and a stylish coating of vanillin oak. Deep, full and lush on the palate, with core of succulent fruit, beautifully integrated tannins, and a long, complex, utterly profound finish.
Super Tuscan” is a term used to refer to the great wines of Tuscany, labeled under the term “IGT” (Indicazione Geografica Tipica). These wines once struggled with their designation as the wine regulatory council in Tuscany did not allow the use of “foreign” varietals, such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, in wines they granted as DOC and DOCG quality. Piccini and the other wine producers in Tuscany decided to break the quality seal of DOC and DOCG, making the wines they believed in with huge success. “Sasso al Poggio,” which means “stone on the hill,” is a “Super Tuscan” named after its birth place in the hilly areas of Tuscany. The wine is an intimate expression of Tuscany, from the vine roots going deep into the soil to the artful mastery of winemaking. Sasso al Poggio exemplifies what the perfect “Super Tuscan” wine should be and exudes the quality of Piccini’s winemaking, character and history.
Serve it at 18°C with matured cheeses and game.