New Reviews from International Wine Report
CECCHI ‘Coevo’ 2010
The 2010 ‘Coevo’ is a blend of 60% Sangiovese, 20% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon are from Castellina in Chianti and the Merlot and Petit Verdot are from Maremma in Tusany. The attractive nose delivers lovely aromas and flavors of blackberries, dark cherries and fresh violets followed by hints of dark chocolate, smoked meat and tobacco. The structure and balance is impressive, getting lift from the underlying acidity and firm tannins as it heads into the long, polished finish. This is an age worthy wine that will require 3-4 years before it will be at its peak. (Best 2018-2030 ) – July, 2015 (MD)
CECCHI Chianti Classico ‘Riserva di Famiglia’ 2011
The 2011 Cecchi Riserva di Famiglia is a classic example of Chianti Classico. It offers aromas dark cherries, raspberries, stewed plums, dark roasted coffee, spices and earthy notes. Well balanced, leaning more towards the full side with a silky texture and plush fruit. This is a solid bottling from the Cecchi Family, which most should enjoy. The 90% Sangiovese is blended with 10% local varieties and spends 12 months in oak barrels prior to being bottled 18 months after harvest. (Best 2015-2025) – July, 2015 (MD)
CECCHI Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2011
The Cecchi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is an excellent showing in 2011, offering aromas and flavors of blackberries and dried cherries followed by leather, exit spices, damp soil along with a touch of floral and mineral notes which all come together in a rustic style. The medium-full body is well balanced and backed by fine, silky tannins and finishing up with long, grippy. Composed of 90% Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile), 10% other red varietals. Aged in small, oak barrels for 24 months, followed by 3-4 months bottle-ageing before release. (Best 2016-2025) – May, 2015 (JD)
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