Thursday, November 28, 2013

Caparzo San Giovese 2001

This Tuscan red comes from Montalcino, one of Italy's absolutely prime wine growing regions and is a 100% San Giovese, one of Italy's deservedly best known grapes, so I was expecting a lot of it. Sadly, it doesn't come up th the mark. The taste is overwhelmingly cherry, more like cherry soda, with, as if that weren't enough, an element of caramel thrown in. I don't mean to suggest that it's actually cloyingly sweet. It reminds me of a red dessert wine. If you like those, by all means get it, at $8,49 it's actually a bargain.

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