Solengo IGT Toscana 2011 – 94 points

This is rich and structured with lots of crushed raspberries and milk chocolate. it’s full-bodied, with chewy, polished tannins and a long finish. Very close to the excellent 2009. Needs a few years to soften: new wood is showing now and needs to come together. Better in 2016.

James Suckling

127

Suolo IGT Toscana 2011 – 96 points

The ‘Suolo’ is a stunning 100% Sangiovese Grosso, which comes from the finest selection of the estates oldest vineyards. The 2011 is absolutely seductive, with gorgeous aromas of fresh black fruits, ripe cherries, roasted coffee, exotic spices, floral,
smoke, earthy notes, which all come together and explode from the glass. It possesses a beautiful rich, velvety texture, while demonstrating impeccable balance and finesse, dazzling all the way through the finish. Today, this is very accessible and already has so much to offer, but it will also age gracefully for those willing to wait.
- Joe D’Angelo

IWR Suolo11

Solengo IGT Toscana 2011 – 92 points

The 2011 ‘Solengo’ is gorgeous, bursting with fresh blueberries and black berries followed by spices, crushed violets, fresh minerals and a hint of cocoa. On the palate the wine is full-bodied and polished with an underlying layer of acidity providing a sense of freshness that carries over into the long caressing finish. If approaching now be sure to allow extended air contact, as this is still youthful and will require additional time in the bottle to flesh out. Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah/Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.”
-Joe D’Angelo

IWR Solengo11

Non Confunditur IGT Toscana 2012 – 91 points

The 2012 ‘NC’ immediately opens with fresh dark raspberry, plum, dried floral, tobacco, spices and even hints of sweet toasted nuances all leap from the glass. The medium-full body is supported by silky tannins and offers a wonderful sense of freshness from the underlying acidity, which carries all the way through the juicy finish. This is an excellent value and wound be a no brainer for those looking for an everyday wine.”
-Joe D’Angelo

IWR NC 12