Held back for an extra year, this new Sangiovese from Leonetti was aged in 500 liter ovals. The vines are now a decade old, the flavors deep and dusty, with ripe and mature tannins and hints of coffee and anise. Good grip and focus, with a pure through-line and early suggestions of Brunello-like aging capability.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.