Gagliole Rosso IGT 1998, Gagliole Rosso IGT 1997 – Wine Advocate

A new discovery for me, this relatively young (the debut vintage was 1994) operation has fashioned two beautiful blends of 90 % Sangiovese and 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon. Yields are kept extremely low (less than 30 hectoliters per hectare), and, sadly, the production to date has been approximately 1’300 cases of each vintage. The impressive 1997 Rosso boasts a dense purple color as well as a ripe nose of blackberries, smoke, tobacco, chocolate, and toast. Complex aromatics lead to a medium – to full- bodied wine with a gorgeously sweet, opulently-textured attack and mid-palate. With beautifull purity, freshness, and overall harmony. It will drink well for a decade. Although less opulent, the 1998 Rosso is a medium to full-bodied, ripe, evolved, tobacco-tinged, cedary, spice-box, and red-cherry/black currant-scented and flovered wine with mature tannin, a fat, chewy mid-palato, and good acidity for freshness and delineation. It should drink well for 7-8 years.

90/100 Gagliole rosso 1998

92/100 Gagliole rosso 1997

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