Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cecchi Val Delle Rose 2009 Morellino Di Scansano Riserva



Cecchi Val Delle Rose 2009 Morellino Di Scansano Riserva, $16.99-$21.99, 87+ points, poured deep ruby trending rosewood and slightly orange at the clear rim.
The aroma, not that pleasant, was wet socks and black cherry.
The hearty medium body was smooth, acidic, and moderately tannic.
Cola, black and red grape, bay leaf, eucalyptus, black cherry and a hint of tobacco were very good flavors.
This 90% Sangiovese finished well with spice and a hint of the 14% alcohol.



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7 comments:

  1. I'm trying to imagine the "wet socks and black cherry" :)

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    1. You won't want wet socks to be all alone!

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  2. Wet Socks = corked

    That bottle was flawed. Its sounds nothing like the bottle I had with Andrea earlier this year. Something was off with yours.

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    1. Transport and warehousing is always interesting. Since I just bought this bottle, I'd say "Something was off with" the NHLS' bottle! John, you sound angry, I'm just reporting what I get. Others seem upset because I didn't like the RR 2011 Cab., but I can only taste what's in the bottle in front of me; if it's good, fair, or poor to me is all I can say. Maybe I should only review great wines;-)

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  3. No no. Not angry in the least amico. Just saying that the bottle seems somehow flawed. It would be wonderful to only drink great wines. When you figure that trick out, let me know!

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    1. John, the odd thing about this wine is that it actually improved significantly on the second day, but how does one say: Buy this wine, open it, decant and wait until tomorrow. I think that there is degrees of flawed, and being what it was, not as flawed as others I've had. Even though as a "Flawed" wine it received a better review than Grayson's CS did, though the aroma was just fine.
      Thanks for your clarification, as I'm not wanting to offend anyone, even Grayson which received a rather ignominious CT 83.1 pt. average.

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    2. What you descibe is something I often look to for hints of a wine's ability to age well. If it doesn't fall apart after all that air, that's a good thing IMO.

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