This is a bottle of wine that I didn’t pick myself.  Instead I just ask the wine shop to recommend something for me as I would like to see if they can really recommend something good for me.

When I looked at the label, I notice it is an IGT produced in Tuscany.  However, other than that, there is almost no additional information provided.  Was it produced by using international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot?  Or it was predominantly Sangiovese mixed with international grape varieties?  What should I be expecting from this wine?  With no information of grape variety, I can expect nothing!  Unlike DOC or DOCG, IGT can actually mean anything.  This is a wine that I never encounter before.  It is not as famous as Sassicaia, Tignanello, Onellaia and how does the producer can expect someone know what it is?  With no information when drinking, I was forced to have a blind tasting!

Upon pouring and my initial reaction is Bordeaux!  It did seem to resemble somehow the nose of a Bordeaux.  Was it produced by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot?  However, after about 20 minutes, it is showing more Italian Buy cialis super active online wine characteristics such as red cherry and relatively high acidity.  Was it then Sangiovese mixed with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot?  Blind tasting is really very difficult sometimes.  Searching the web for answer finally revealed that it was actually 30% Syrah, Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc 25% to 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot 5%.

I didn’t write any tasting notes this time.  Yet, I can say that this is quite a good quality wine with good concentration, structure and acceptable complexity and character.  Even though it was produced mainly by international grape varieties, it does resemble Buy Nolvadex Online Pharmacy No Prescription Needed Italian wine characteristics.  Another good everyday wine!

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