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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Frescobaldi Mormoreto 2001
Frescobaldi Mormoreto 2001
(search item no. 92772)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $53.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

It shows a tight-knit tannic texture and a powerful structure, the whole being impressively crisp, juicy and full-flavored. The finale is nicely lingering.

Berry fruit fairly explodes on the nose, with crisp, fresh aromas seemingly squeezed straight from the bush; sweet, spicy notes of vanilla, cinnamon and black pepper follow, crowned by elements of maturation such as leather and tobacco.

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About Frescobaldi:

The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of Italy's oldest wineries, with a history dating to the 1300s. The family has included medieval knights, bankers, lawyers and patrons of the arts. The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates—and roughly 2,500 acres—in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the late 19th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimpse the history of Florence, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Wine Spectator has ranked many of their offerings in the 90s and their wines are consistently listed in the magazine's Top 100 Wines of the Year, encouraging wine enthusiasts from around the globe to become familiar with some of Italy's finest wines.