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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Frescobaldi Mormoreto 2008
Frescobaldi Mormoreto 2008
(search item no. 123011)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

James Suckling rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 vintage of Mormoreto shows a luminous ruby red, deep and near-opaque, with purplish highlights at the rim. The nose, characteristically heady and insistent, opens to emphatic impressions of wild red berry fruit and spice, initially a complex mosaic of wild blackberry, blueberry, and dark cherry, plus dried plum and dates, further enriched with subtle notes of sweet violets and sweetbriar. These aromas are lifted by spicier notes of vanilla, cocoa powder, and roast espresso, interleaved with pungent nuances of balsam and chlorophyll. Fine-grained, silky tannins, already well inserted into the structure, contribute to the ultra-smooth mouthfeel and overall sensation of warmth, while its vibrant acidity adds to the exquisite balance of all of its components. The almost-endless finish is laced with tasty, aromatic fruit.

A terrific patner with any long-cooked meat dish, such as marinades, pot roasts, and stews. Delicious with aged cheeses.

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot

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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.