Wine Barrels

Marchesi Torrigiani Torre di Ciardo

2006 Vintage -


Torre continues to make outstanding wines... The succulent sangiovese, colorino, canaiolo, and merlot Torre di Cardo '06 has glossy tannins.

Gambero Rosso Italian Wines, 2009

2006 Vintage - - John Szabo

The 'second label' of Torrigiani, this IGT blend of sangiovese, with canaiolo and merlot. The wine smells distinctly Tuscan, with mature, advanced dusty dried red berry fruit, savoury wild herbs and pot pourri aromas - complex and intriguing to say the least. The palate is rich, full, nor heavy, with loads of fruit extract(albeit mature and raisined), integrated dusty tannins and long, savoury-fruity-floral finish. All in all, this wine is packed with flavour and depth for the money, and resembles many precious Tuscan wines with higher price tags.

Tasted May 2010. Value Rating:***

2004 Vintage -

Rating:88 Drink:2010-2014

The 2004 Torre di Cardo shows an attractive plumpness in its tobacco, herbs, earthiness, and dried cherries in an accessible juicy style well suited for drinking over the next few years. Torre di Cardo is 70% Sangiovese, 20% Canaiolo, and 10% Colrino vinified and aged in cement tanks. Anticipated maturity:2010-2014.

Antonio Galloni (August 2010)

2004 Vintage - Veronelli wine guide.

2 stars (out of 3)


2001 Vintage - Wine Spectator

Fresh and silky with pleasant berry and cherry character. Medium to full bodied, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Very refined. Best after 2005. Score:89


Marchesi Torrigiani Guidaccio

2004 Vintage -

Rating:90 Drink: 2010-2020

The 2004 Guidaccio has acquired lovely complexity in bottle. Scents of tobacco, licorice, and grilled herbs lead to juicy cherries as this soft, forward red opens up in the glass. Floral notes add freshness on the high-toned finish. Once again, in 2004 Guidaccio is very representative of the qualities of the vintage in the way it emphasizes elegance and finesse over heft. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.

These are the first wines I have tasted from Marchesi Torrigiani, and I must say I am deeply impressed particularly by the Guidaccio; a blend of 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French oak barrels.

Antonio Galloni (August, 2010)

2001 Vintage - The Wine Advocate

The 2001 Guidaccio hits the bulls-eye in this vintage. Explosively sweet and smoky on the nose, with focused and penetrating berry fruit, this burly, muscular wine features important depth and concentration but an equally impressive roundness and shapeliness of tannins and a freshness which promises long life. Drink: 2005-2016. Score: 92

2003 Vintage - Veronelli Wine Guide

3 Stars - 3 Star ratings are attributed to a single vintage of wine already at the top in ratings for at least three years within the Veronelli guide.

2004 Vintage - Veronelli Wine Guide

3 stars as well as the Sun Award. The Sun award is given to the wines that are more exciting during the year, beyond the score of tasting.

2004 Vintage - Gambero Rosso Italian Wine Guide

2 glasses (out of 3).