Another Tuesday Tasting and yes, another bottle of Italian wine. We can’t believe it ourselves, but it’s such a great value and highly rated wine we just had to talk about it. Today’s bottle, a 2009 Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere got 93 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 91 points and a Top 100 (#69) pick from the Wine Spectator and it’s only $24.99! A great wedding wine at that price.
“The 2009 Le Sughere di Frassinello is simply dazzling in this vintage. Expressive floral notes are woven throughout a fabric of vibrant dark fruit in this intense, supple red. Racy and expressive from start to finish, the wine impresses for its fabulous harmony and ripe, explosive finish. Le Sughere is best described as the estate’s second label. It is a 50% Sangioveto, 25% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 12 months in French oak, 50% new. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021.” — 93 Points, Antonio Galloni for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate