Sunday, August 4, 2013
Massi di Mandorlaia I Massi 2009
A red from that part of Tuscany referred to as the Mareme, this 100% San Giovese is somewhat lighter and more reserved than the Chianti Superiores. It exhibits a slightly dusky combination of cherry and dark berries with nice background acidity and a long finish. I have no idea what got into Big Brother, but at $10.99 it's a good five dollars cheaper than you can get it anywhere else. In my opinion it'll go for at least another couple of years, so I wouldn't hesitate to put down a few bottles.