Tolaini “Al Passo” Toscana 2015
What is it? The 2015 Tolaini Toscana "Al Passo" is a barrel-aged Super Tuscan blend of 1/3rd each sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot grown in Tuscany’s prestigious Chianti Classico region. Prized by critics, this wine has earned at least three reviews of 93 points or higher! That includes 93+ points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. The ABV is 14.5%.
What does it taste like? This bold Super Tuscan red has complex aromas of violets, cherries, berries, spices, and subtle oak. The concentrated palate shows the sunny red fruit of sangiovese up front, along with the deeper black fruit of the Bordeaux varieties on the back palate. Round and full in texture, the palate leads to a long, complex and structured finish. Pair it with robust meals like lamb stew or a grilled steak.
Is it right for you? Don’t miss this if you enjoy full-bodied Tuscan reds. This barrel-aged red will also appeal to fans of Bordeaux and even new-world Cabernet. Tuscan wine fans may be feeling flush with the great wines we’ve seen from the outstanding 2015 and 2016 vintages, yet this may be the most exciting deal yet. The price is ridiculous for a Tuscan red of this quality. It would be a mistake to pass on this one!
Is it ready to drink? The 2015 Al Passo is drinking wonderfully today. It’s delicious on opening, then it expands, layer after layer, as it airs in the glass. With good storage, it will continue to evolve favorably until it’s a decade old.
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