I’m not usually a huge super-Tuscan fan, but this is really good. There’s a purity and focus here that I don’t often get from Tuscany. Tasted blind, I reckon I’d have put it in the new world, but elegant new world. I followed this over a couple of days, and it was just as good on day two, which bodes well.
Insoglio del Cinghiale 2011 Toscana IGT, Italy
14% alcohol. This is made by Tenuta Campo di Sasso, and it’s a blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with a touch of Petit Verdot. It’s very pure with sweet, fresh berry and black fruits, bolstered by just a little peppery spiciness and a hint of meatiness. Sleek and ripe, yet always staying balanced, this pure, focused Tuscan red is really impressive, and will likely age well in the mid-term. 92/100 (£18.95 Corney & Barrow)