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2011 Marchesi di Frescobaldi Castello di Nipozzano Mormoreto

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

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92Vinous / IWC

Blackberry jam, cassis, candied violet, minerals, lavender and aromatic spices on the serious, perfumed nose. Bright and dense in the mouth, with aromatic herb nuances lifting the blackcurrant and blackberry syrup flavors. Finishes pure and very long...

92Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of black currant, cedar, eucalyptus and dried Mediterranean herbs... On the structured but polished palate, notes of dark chocolate, black pepper and anise accent the juicy black cherry core. It's richly textured and balanced with velvety tannins.

90Wine Spectator

A dose of pure black cherry, tobacco and spice rides the dusty tannins in this fluid red. Firms up on the finish, persisting with spice and dusty cherry notes. Fine length.


Italy, Tuscany

Tuscany, or Toscana in Italian, is Italy’s best-known wine region and its most diverse. Historically Sangiovese was the primary grape grown in Tuscany and Chianti was considered the purest expression of Sangiovese. Sangiovese and its many clones are still important, and they are the grapes used for the Tuscan appellations of Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, Chianti, Chianti Classico and Carmignano. But in the last 50 years innovative producers, many of them in southwestern Tuscany in the area called Maremma, have also planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The tradition defying producers have blended those varietals with Sangiovese to produce dazzling wines that do not conform to Italy’s appellation regulations. Such wines are called Super Tuscans and cannot be labeled with either of Italy’s highest level quality designations, which are in order of status Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantia, (DOCG), and Denominazione di Origine Controllata, (DOC). (This has not at all hindered the demand for Super Tuscans, some of which are consistently among the world’s most admired and well-reviewed wines.) Tuscany has six DOCG appellations and thirty-four DOCs. Though famous for its red wines, Tuscany also produces whites made primarily from Trebbiano and Vernaccia. There are also many Tuscan Indicazione Geographica Tipica (IGT) wines that are often an innovative blend of traditional and non-traditional grapes. This relatively new appellation status was started in 1992 as an attempt to give an official classification to Italy’s many newer blends that do fit the strict requirements of DOC and DOCG classifications. IGT wines may use the name of the region and varietal on their label or in their name.