Tenuta di Ghizzano Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Veneroso 2003
A blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.\nThe hot growing season has given the 2003 Veneroso an additional level of weight and ripeness. Super-ripe dark fruit, toasted oak, scorched earth, leather, licorices and spices all emerge from this supple, full-bodied wine. The tannins are well-integrated and the wine offers gorgeous balance, something that was very hard to come by in this vintage.\n92 Points\n"Medium-deep saturated ruby. Multifaceted nose offers blackberry, dark chocolate and coffee along with vanilla and pepper and an elegant mineral quality. Suave and stylish, with a lush texture, impressive volume and deep flavors of dark fruits and chocolate. Finishes long, complex and minerally, with fine tannins. The fossil- and chalk-rich soils of the estate add real energy to the red berry and floral elements." International Wine Cellar
color: deep, dark ruby red. some sediment left in. medium-thick tears. smell: red berries, slightly oaky and presence of alcohol. taste: slight dryness, full-bodied, raspberries, blackberries, black cherries, hints of mineral, earthy, woody, medium-high tannins, slight alcohol, spicy red berry lingering, nicely balanced, smooth, very complex.