August 17, 2009


I just came across a Super Tuscan that is at a great discount!

This is a wine for your cellar!

Tolaini Toscana Tenuta S. Giovanni Valdisanti 2004, Wine Spectator, 91 points

Robert Parker's site has this at $36, Wine Spectator has it at $35 and Wine has it priced at $36.99 and up (average price of $40.32). We're selling it for $23.99!

If you buy a case, it'll be $19.99 a bottle! So, that's nearly half off the regular price. No discount from the $19.99 a bottle - that's already 16-17% off the $23.99!

Tolaini Toscana Tenuta S. Giovanni Valdisanti "Super Tuscan" 2004 (Italy) Reg. $36, Sale $ a case and it's $19.99/bottle

Right, the wine is still a little young and tight. If you insist on drinking soon, please decant it and let it breath. This will benefit from aging for another 2-3 years and then it should be in its prime!

This is rich and concentrated! It's definitely a "New World" style Super Tuscan from this winery near Siena.

This has aromas and flavors of dark berries - blackberries, black currants, toasted oak, vanilla and flowers. Full-bodied and big. The tannins are silky and smooth. The wine has a long, long finish.

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 500 cases made. Aged in French oak barriques. Yields are limited to one kilo per vine. All the grapes are hand-harvested. All grapes are hand-sorted twice to make sure only the best are used.

Famed winemaker Michel Rolland of France helps make this wine. The winery is in the prestigious Castelnuovo Berardenga zone of Chianti Classico.

Pierluigi Tolaini left Tuscany as a young man at age 19 - vowing never to be poor again. He worked as a roughneck in Western Canada and started TransX, a huge trucking company that he owns. In the '90's, he returned to Tuscany a wealthy man and bought this estate. He's set out to make the best wine in Italy!

If you are interested in any of this wine, please let me know via phone or e-mail! Quantities are limited!