Reviews & Awards

Tenuta di Ghizzano | Tuscany, Italy

nambrot

November 2016

92

James Suckling

A firm and silky red with blackberry and dark chocolate notes. Medium to full body, velvety tannins and a savory finish. Drink now.

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Tenuta di Ghizzano | Tuscany, Italy

Nambrot

November 2016

93

Vinous

Ghizzano's 2013 Nambrot is another gorgeous wine from Ghizzano. Black cherry, blackberry, menthol, licorice, lavender and cloves are some of the many notes that develop. There is lovely succulence to the fruit, yet the 2013 remains mid-weight, gracious and highly expressive. The blend is 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petit Verdot.

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Tenuta di Ghizzano | Tuscany, Italy

Nambrot

April 2016

90

Wine & Spirits

Raspy tannins rein in flavors of blackberry and plum, layered with notes of leather, tobacco and spice. Comprised of merlot with 20 percent cabernet franc and the remainder petit verdot, the wine reminded one of our tasters of a Bordeaux, “but with more Italian happiness.” Its fruit will catch up with the tannins in another year or two, when it will make a good partner for wild boar ragù.

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Tenuta di Ghizzano | Tuscany, Italy

Nambrot

April 2018

92

Wine & Spirits

Notes of nutmeg and spice nod to the 18 months this wine spent in a mix of new and used barriques, but the wood influence is subtle: You can feel the presence of merlot (60 percent) in the wine’s supple tannins and vibrant flavors of plum and raspberry; cabernet franc and petit verdot complete the blend in equal parts, firming up the structure and adding delicate violet scents.

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Tenuta di Ghizzano | Tuscany, Italy

Nambrot

April 2017

91

Wine & Spirits

Nambrot offers enticing aromas of violet and anise, its flavors of blackberry and plum showing a ripeness characteristic of this estate’s sun-drenched slopes near the Tuscan coast. Predominantly merlot with 20 percent each of cabernet franc and petit verdot, the wine aged for 18 months in French oak barriques, where it picked up notes of baking spices as the tannins mellowed. It feels balanced and pliant, finishing on a pleasant smoky note.

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