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La Salceta Tuscany

Derek - Mon, October 10, 2016

La Salceta

Val d’Arno

Tuscany

Rosé Wines

Osato Rosé 2014

Merlot 60% Cabernet Franc 20% Sangiovese 20%

Valdarno di Sopra

89 2016-17

The nose is fresh fragrant with woodland violets and red fruits the palate has wild strawberries fresh at the start with sweet fruit in the middle. There is rich fruit at the back with ripe mulberry and strawberry, the finish lighter with fresh fruits and flavours that last.

Red Wines

Ruschieto 2006

Sangiovese 95% Canaiolo 5%

Chianti Riserva

87 2016-18

Brambles and black cherry on the nose the start of the palate is fresh. There is mid depth richer fruit and although the tannins at the back are firm there is an underlying sweetness. The finish is nutty and black fruited

Ruschieto 2012

Sangiovese 100%

Valdarno di Sopra

88 2016-20

The nose has a mix of flavours bramble and blueberries with raspberry freshness. The start of the palate is sweet depth in the middle the back palate lighter and the finish has red cherry firmness.

La Nocetta 2007

Sangiovese 60% Cabernet Franc 40%

89 2016-21

Bright with fresh black fruits the nose is smoky the palate starts with herbal brambles. There is mid sweetness still very black fruit in character black cherry and bramble the tannins are firm but fine. Sweet at the back the finish has bitter cherry freshness with a touch of herbal spice.

La Nocetta 2010

Sangiovese 60% Cabernet Franc 40%

91 2016-23

Black cherry on the nose depth of fruit the start of the palate is firm but it opens up in the middle with sweet fruit some ripe black plums. The tannins give structure but feel ripe the back palate has gamey rich fruit good depth the finish has smoky, spicy bramble freshness and length.

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