Bibi Graetz Testamatta IGT Toscana Rosso 2009, Tuscany, Italy (3000ml)
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|| Grapes:||70% Sangiovese, 15% Colorino, 12% Canaiolo, 3% Malvasia Nera|
|| Type:||Dry Red - Super Tuscan|
|| Region:||Fiesole, Tuscany|
|| Ratings:||JS96, WS92, WE92, ST91, AG90|
| 96 points, James Suckling: "A sexy, fresh wine with beautiful fruit and dried flowers. Full body with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. So savory and flavorful but complex and subtle. Try in 2016, but hard to wait." (20-Oct-2014)
92 points, Wine Spectator: "This red is supple, with bright cherry fruit offsetting the firm tannins. Tobacco and leather flavors, with a hint of tar, add complexity as this persists through the lingering aftertaste of tobacco and spice. Sangiovese."
92 points, Wine Enthusiast: "Testamatta is an iconic Italian wine that opens with deep concentration and richness backed by luscious fruit and sophisticated spice. The 2009 vintage is especially successful in the mouth, where it shows impressive smoothness, freshness and persistence."
Ageing potential: 2022
One Double Magnum (3L) bottle in individual wooden case
Source: YouTube, JAMESSUCKLING.COM - Tuscan Collectibles: Bibi Graetz Testamatta - The Wine 2'42"
Bibi Graetz Sangiovese is one of 12 Best Collectible Wines of Tuscany for James Suckling. Listen on what James Suckling and Bibi said about the 2009 Testamatta, when they did a barrel tasting at Bibi Graetz's cellar in August 2011.
"Here are my notes. The 2009 is a barrel sample so I used a two-point range.
"2007 Bibi Graetz Toscana Testamatta: This is very concentrated with a beautiful balance and freshness. Lots of blackberry, mushroom and wet earth character. Full and dense with firm tannins, yet energetic and lively. Intense. Better in 2014. 96 points.
"2009 Bibi Graetz Toscana Testamatta: Soft and almost oily in texture with cedar, chocolate orange and spices. Very Burgundian. From a top year. But intense and Tuscan. Long and gorgeous. Voluptuous. Decadent and sexy. 95-96 points."