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2007 Castellare I Sodi di San Niccolò (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Azienda Agricola Castellare di Castellina castellare.it   details
Appellation: Toscana - Italy (IGT)
Type: red
Varietal: Sangiovese - Malvasia
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$53.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: June 29, 2012 , Antonio Galloni (WS)
95 points "The 2007 I Sodi di San Niccolo saturates the palate with masses of rich, dark fruit. The 2007 is very much a product of the year. Warm, open and resonant, the 2007 is one of the bigger wines made at Castellare over the last three decades. There is an immediacy that is quite appealing, but the wine’s bombastic personality needs some time to settle down. Although delicious today, the 2007 should also age quite well based on its sheer opulence. It is best cellared for at least a few years." Best 2017-2032
rated: September 29, 2012 , IWC
94 points "Medium ruby-red. Deep, complex aromas of ripe red cherry, raspberry jam, roasted herbs and mint. Fat and lush but sappy and delineated, with pliant, creamy ripe red fruit flavors accented by aromatic herbs. Finishes with big, broad, ripe tannins and a note of sweet pipe tobacco. Obviously the product of a hot vintage, but this doesn't come across as heavy or phenolically unripe. A very luscious style of Sodi: those who like big, creamy wines will probably rate this even higher."
rated: March 27, 2013 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
90 points "This cuts a broad swath across the palate, with dense plum, black cherry and spice flavors. Chunky in profile, with dusty tannins and a salty licorice finish. Sangiovese and Malvasia Nera. Better than previously reviewed. Best from 2013 through 2022" Best 2013-2022
rated: March 27, 2013 , David Silver
94 points ""The 2007 I Sodi di San Niccolo saturates the palate with masses of rich, dark fruit. The 2007 is very much a product of the year. Warm, open and resonant, the 2007 is one of the bigger wines made at Castellare over the last three decades. There is an immediacy that is quite appealing, but the wine’s bombastic personality needs some time to settle down. Although delicious today, the 2007 should also age quite well based on its sheer opulence. It is best cellared for at least a few years. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2032." - 95 Pts Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate 94+ points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2007 I Sodi di San Niccolo is a massive yet seamless wine loaded with dark fruit. It possesses striking energy and textural richness, but those qualities will require some time to emerge. At times the 2007 shows signs of opening, but the underlying tannic material is quite substantial and dominant right now. A final blast of dark red fruit teases on the finish. The 2007 I Sodi is 85% Sangioveto and 15% Malvasia Nera aged in French oak barrels. It remains arguably the most under-the-radar of Tuscany’s truly great wines. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.” " Best 2017-2027
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