Monday, July 5, 2010


TOCCHI SAGRANTINO DI MONTEFALCO 2004, DOCG Sagrantino di Montefalco (Umbria, Italy); #174664; Price: $18.95; 14.4% ABV
Deep deep ruby, aromas of stewed prunes, black cherry, lots of pine, then dried herbs, black olive, and roasted coffee.  Full-bodied, the tannins are as grippy as they come; pucker up.  Flavours of cherry and plum that last reasonably long but are overwhelmed by the tannins at this point.  I recommended this wine a few weeks ago but said that it's "a wine for aging."  But I couldn't resist opening it.  I was right:  leave it alone for a few years.  It's a great bargain if you have the patience. 

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