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I Giusti & Zanza Belcore Toscana IGT 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Starting off a bit tight this has nice notes of leather,forest floor, and animal fur accenting the dried plum and cherry fruit. There is still a touch of obvious oak floating on top but it's in balance. Still a pretty big wine with some stiff tannins supporting blowsy, ripe fruit that has a fine aged edge with it's gentle tones of tobacco and dried mushroom. Great dirt on the finish plays off the slight baking spice tones and really squeezes the fruit out on the end. Finishes with just a touch of fudge and dried cherry notes. Big and still playful, delicious. 89pts Drink 2009-2011

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Editorial Reviews for I Giusti & Zanza Belcore Toscana IGT

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,032
4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 01/09/2009

Starting off a bit tight this has nice notes of leather,forest floor, and animal fur accenting the dried plum and cherry fruit. There is still a touch of obvious oak floating on top but it's in balance. Still a pretty big wine with some stiff tannins supporting blowsy, ripe fruit that has a fine aged edge with it's gentle tones of tobacco and dried mushroom. Great dirt on the finish plays off the slight baking spice tones and really squeezes the fruit out on the end. Finishes with just a touch of fudge and dried cherry notes. Big and still playful, delicious. 89pts Drink 2009-2011


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,032
3.50 5
Vintage: 2000 09/22/2008

bit of brett greets the nose but it is well integrated into the gamey, leathery nose that offers top notes of violets and herbs. A big and sweetly fruited entry leads to a rich, smooth midpalate that is loaded with soft, sweet tannins and very well balanced acidity. Big cherry fruit upfront turning earthy and chewy on the midpalate as the formidable tannins kick in. The finish is long and structured. Surprisingly this needs a fair amount of time still but is enjoyable today for it brashly youthful character.


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Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.00 5
09/08/2012

Three glasses


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,533
4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 01/09/2009

A fun, lively wine, full of robust flavor, very mulchy, the attack is gentle and soft, and a little acidic pre-release, it stays warm and pleasing on the palate for a minute.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,960
4.50 5
Vintage: 2000 01/09/2009

Gamey and wooley on the nose with a sublimely delicate warm aged black cherry mouthfeel. A nice dry lingering finish. This wine kicks ass.


4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 01/15/2009

A delicious wine, smooth and fruity on the attack with a mellow midpalate full of ripe blackberries, chocolate, and leather. There's a bit of licorice, more leather, slight well balanced tannins and a creamy acidity on the finish. Color me impressed.

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,553
3.00 5
Vintage: 2000 01/09/2009

Wooly, leathery nose. A little fungal for me, but a good representation of its kind - its astringent with acetone notes. Very well aged and balanced. Gentle tannins, good acidity and some earthiness.

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