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
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:***
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)
2 stars (out of 3)
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
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)
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
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.
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.
2 glasses (out of 3).
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