I much admire that Mondo Imports and its Fratelli D’Anna label has Tuscany as its focus. “The wines under Fratelli D’Anna represent what I like and expect out of a great variety and region. It was an idea that came about by reading Kermit Lynch’s Adventures on the Wine Route who on visiting vineyards and wineries that he imported (or liked) made offers to buy selected barrels to be finished off to his specifications. When I think of this, it takes the notion of importing wine from a region that you love, one step further.” So said Anthony D’Anna. It says it all really. Appropriately, the wine comes adorned with a label design that is just exactly right.
Cherry, underbrush, menthol, spice and hazelnut. Medium weight, grainy tannin, raspberry and red cherry, smoky herbs, fleshy and full, with excellent depth of flavour, and lovely grip on the finish. It’s potent and very good. Gee, I think this is going to turn out very well with a good few years in bottle. Tasted: July 17; Alcohol: 14%; Price: $61; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2021-2034+; Rated: 94+ Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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