Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Giramonte 2004

$89.99

SKU 1587

750ml

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Giramonte appeals with a dense but luminous red-purple. It presents a complex aromatic medley ranging from wild red berryfruit to hints of pungent clove, and finally concludes with nuances of lively menthol. The palate impresses with its velvety smoothness, appealing mouthfeel and concentration, and its long-lingering, silky finish. Ideal with all roasts, grills, and barbecues, and with sautéed fillets of beef, but try it with delicate cheeses as well.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Marchesi de' Frescobaldi
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorLots of blackberry and mint character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long aftertaste of ripe fruit and toasty oak. Layered and intense, with plenty going on. Best after 2008. 800 cases made.

James Suckling, October 31, 2006
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe estate's 2004 Giramonte (80% Merlot and 20% Sangiovese) is a rich, weighty wine that offers the dark fruit and plushness of the former along with the underlying structure of the latter, with excellent length and fine overall balance. It saw 20 days of fermentation/maceration followed by malo in barrique, where the wine aged for 14 months prior to being bottled. The vines are still young and this is surely a wine to keep an eye on for the future. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.

Antonio Galloni, June 2007