This is truly a SUPER Tuscan!
The 2013 Tua Rita Giusto di Notri is an incredibly rich and lush wine that is still very young and in need of a few more years in the cellar to soften its massive and youthful tannins.
This Bordeaux blend from Tuscany tips in at 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and retails at a very reasonable $65 for such a high quality bottle.
The nose is wonderfully captivated by floral and sweet cherry perfume that is accented by hints of slate and berry aromas.
The palate is awash with a powerful and long lasting assortment of flavors that include wet earth, ripe blackberry and cherry fruit, leather, bitter licorice and assorted spices, highlighted by cinnamon and mint.
Although the wine is drinking nicely now, I am very excited to see how it unfolds after a few more years in the cellar.