Tasted 22/08/2011 over lunch at the River Cafe with Sara. 13.5%. £15 in Lea and Sandeman. The River Cafe is an iconic eatery and needs no introduction. Their wine list is extensive - and expensive - and this wine represents one of the better value wines therein - a 'snip' at £40 a bottle!
This wine by Piero Lanza is really good - it's a little young yet but is deep, concentrated and ruby. It is 100% Sangiovese and after an hour's breathing, the nose was massive, with berry fruits and a hint of oregano. Good tannins and a great length. On the palate it is deeply concentrated cherries. Great value for money (at retail!). 17.5 - 18/20. From 2012.