Wine Department: Expert Picks September 2018Back to feed
- Posted: 9/7/2018
- Categories: Wine
Home to some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world, Tuscany is a staple for Italian wine, and Sangiovese is the king in Tuscany! Depending on where it is grown, Sangiovese can be Chianti, Chianti Classico, or Brunello di Montalcino. With the introduction of Bordeaux varietals in the middle of the nineteenth century, wines from Tuscany have truly taken off. For this month’s Expert Picks, we’ve selected our favorite Tuscany wines for you to try this summer. Enjoy!
Clos Cantenac Grand Cru
2012 Saint Emilion
Saint Emilion, France
A fantastic merlot that’s driven by rich, dark fruit and allspice. Extended oak aging leaves a round mouthfeel with a vanilla and toast finish.
91 points – Wine Enthusiast
Retail: $17.99 or $69.99 per 6-pack wooden crate
A declassified bordeaux blend from the makers of Chateau Haut-Brion. Light and fresh for a Bordeaux. Fresh raspberry and currant mix well with tobacco spice. Lingering red berry finish with smooth tannins.
2012 St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe
St. Emilion, France
Full-bodied blackberry bomb. Earthy notes of walnut, wet stone, and slight pencil lead bring the wine into balance. Drinks great now and will age very well.
94 points – Wine Enthusiast
Château La Croix St. George
Restrained and feminine. The 2014 is graceful and balanced with notes of crushed rose petals and light red berries. A softer side of Pomerol, but still outstanding!
92 points – Robert Parker