Norm’s Tasting Notes 2009 Villa Antinori Toscana

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norm bentleyDating back past 1385 when the house of Antinori joined the Italian wine makers guild, the Antinori family has helped define the history, as well as the wines of Tuscany.  Tuscany is a beautiful countryside famous for its beautiful wines, and the 2009 Villa Antinori Toscana IGT is a classic example of Italian wine making art.

Like most Super Tuscans, it is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sangiovese, and a favorite style of wine for me, as well as many others.  The color is a deep and intense red, with a bouquet as large as the sky itself, filled with the scent of cherries and dark berries.  The flavor explodes from the glass with a burst of cherry and currant highlighted by chocolate and spice.  The finished sails on, like a clipper ship on an around the world voyage.  Needless to say, I found this wine to be most enjoyable  and I will join other critics with a rating of high praise.  Norm’s score is 91.

The wine is perfect with most meat and game dishes and would be a wonderful choice for a true Italian dish like veal Marsala, with a side of spaghetti marinara.

Score 91

Price: $19 – $ 24


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