1998 Carmignano Riserva, La Piaggia
|Origin:||Italy, Central, Tuscany|
|Date tasted:||14 January 2004|
|Price when tasted:||£18.50 (US$26)|
<li> a rival for the Super-Tuscans? <li> a big, powerful wine with scope for ageing<br><br> Situated 20km from Florence, the Carmigano DOCG dates back to the time of Cosimo de Medici. The 8.5ha estate, based in the region, that Mauro Vanucci manages so
Huge colour. Massive with rich fruit and, just now, a little over-sweetness from the oak, which will blend back down. Big, succulent and chocolatey, it will gain structure in the bottle and rival the best super-Tuscans at a not unreasonable price.