Carpineto Molin Vecchio 2001 Toscana IGT, $36.99-$69.99, 92 points, has a black currant-pomegranate color and trimmed with a clear rim.
When I was a kid, before sunrise, I'd grab my fishing pole and make the trek to the lake; the fog lifting from the glassy water had an aroma all its own, and that is the aroma of this wine; add some autumn leaves, cinnamon, clove, and a hint of sweet red cherry, and that's what Molin Vecchio has to offer you.
A bit acidic, the medium-plus body is still moderately tannic.
Flavors are rich and complex black currant, red cherry, plum, licorice, dried herbs.
Finishing on the trailing palate and a fair amount of spice, and without noticing the 13.5% alcohol, balances this Toscana beautifully.
Varietals are 80% Sangiovese, 10% Syrah, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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