2012 Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Remole Toscana IGT
This is a pretty decent old world styled red. The nose is a bit shy, but has some interesting notes. Red cherry, leather, herbal character -sage? and a touch of mint. Simple on the palate… Fruit forward red cherry, but with some good structure. Tannins are grippy and there is good acidity. Some bitter dark chocolate and leather on the mid-palate. Not much of a finish though. This does not deserve some of the poor scores I have seen on the web. Maybe, a bias towards New World palates? By no means a special wine, but a decent daily drinker… Especially with food. The texture is light and the flavors are a bit simple, actually not a bad expression of a Tuscan IGT for such a reasonable price.