Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello 2011
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James SucklingA wine with attractive berry, black olive and hints of wood. Medium-to-full body, with firm tannins and a chewy finish. Wood, tannins should melt into the wine with bottle age. A blend of 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Sangioveto. Better in 2014 .
Wine SpectatorElegant and subtle, featuring black cherry, raspberry and spice flavors. The tannins sneak in, leaving a tactile sensation on the long finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2016 through 2030.
VinousThe estate's 2011 Le Sughere di Frassinello shows lovely finesse and harmony. Plum and dark cherry notes meld into tobacco, incense and spices. A hint of orange peel adds exotic, floral overtones that are intriguing, while the finish is nicely focused and impeccable. Le Sughere is Sangioveto, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drinking window: 2013 - 2019.
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Le Sughere di Frassinello is immediately more balanced. There's beauty here with full density and thick texture. A rich wall of blackberry and spice is backed by bitter chocolate and tobacco. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2019.