Castellore, Specially Selected, Toscana Rosso, Tuscany, Italy 2021
(at Tate Modern, London, 11 Sep 2023)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2028
We all love an Aldi copy, and judging by this label, we're meant to think of Tignanello, Marchesi Antinori's SuperTuscan (the current release 2020 starts at £150 a bottle). While naturally incomparable in quality, this ambitious £9.99 dupe is also Sangiovese dominant, backed by Bordeaux grapes and, for its modest price, is a very solid buy. It should age reasonably well too, thanks to a firm, grippy structure which supports chocolatey-smooth bramble flavours, sour cherry lift and smoky oak nuances.