2016 BASILE Comandante 75cl (Tuscany, Italy)
Grapes: Sangiovese, Merlot
Tasting: Ooohhh this is a broody number. Aromas of cedar and ripe dark fruit fill your glass, with an elegant palate of dried black cherry and liquorice. This will warm you cockles on a cold wet autumnal evening. A splendid 'super-Tuscan' and the best vintage we've tasted yet of this wine. Bravo to Giovann Basile!
FYI: This wine is aged in barrel for 15 months, then aged in bottle for years before it is released. Think of the barrel ageing as you in your teenage years - all awkward and zitty - and the bottle ageing as you becoming a much more refined person in the years after.