Posts Tagged ‘igt’

Casone Toscana IGT – 2010 – Wine Review – Trader Joe’s

08/11/2017

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I was especially excited to see this on the TJ selves. It’s a 2010 IGT wine from Tuscany.  It’s not normal to see a 7-year-old wine at TJ, especially at this price.  Just the added storage costs alone is reason to charge more for a wine that’s been around an extra few years.

While the Italian wine classification is not supposed to be a reflection of the quality of the wines, in my experience the better the classification, the better the wine. The IGT classification is a lower classification, more specifically one that is usually broader in scope as to the grapes and methods used to produce the wine.

Now in my limited and personal experience with Tuscan wines, the IGT wines are edgier and less refined than the higher classified (more restrictive) DOC and DOCG wines.  I’m sure there are some exceptions to that experience.  And those exceptions likely command a higher price than the wines I usually review.

My question in picking up this wine is, how does aging affect an IGT red wine?  In theory a red wine improves with age up until a point where too much age negatively affects the wine. Most of us personally know how that too much age thing works with people.  The rest of us will find out.

While I didn’t review this particular wine back when it was 2 or 3 years old, compared to similar IGT wines from the era that I have tried, this is a big step up.  This wine has smoothed over the IGT rough edges leaving a very nice, really smooth, mellow, nothing bad, or even close to bad, fine Tuscan red wine. And an absolute bargain. I hope there’s still some left on the shelf.  Price:  $10.99

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Borelli Nero D’Avola IGT NV – Wine Review – ALDI

03/11/2017

March 11, 2017

A medium red color yields a slight earthy aroma in the glass.  After that, there’s not much else.  In the mouth there’s a little alcohol burn and a hint of cherry.  There may be a stray tannin or two which accounts for the earthy taste and mouth feel.   There’s nothing bad or offensive in the taste.  This is a simple $5 wine.  The price sets the expectation for what’s in the bottle.   It’s entirely drinkable, but probably best with food as there’s not much to savor by itself.  While there’s nothing special about this wine, at the same time it’s still equal or better than some $10 wines at mass merchandisers.   Price $4.99

 

 

1967 – Toscana IGT 2010 – Grifone – Wine Review – Trader Joe’s

01/14/2015
1967  Toscana IGT Grifone - 2010

1967
Toscana IGT
Grifone – 2010

Little did I know when I did the San Zenone Toscana Rosso wine review, that a week earlier I had picked up this IGT Toscana from Trader Joe’s.  If I had remembered I would have done a side by side comparison.  No one ever said wine improves the memory.  Did they?  I can’t remember.

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Toscana 2011 IGT Rosso – San Zenone – Wine Review – ALDI

01/03/2015
Toscana - 2011 - IGT - San Zenone

Toscana – 2011 – IGT – San Zenone

I’m not quite as enthusiastic over this 2011 vintage as the Bald Viveur was for the 2009 vintage.  But for those who care, the bald guy explains some of the mystery over what’s in the bottle.

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Trader Joe’s – Roccalta Sangiovese IGT Puglia – 2010 – Wine Review

10/29/2011

Back to basics on this one.  What’s basic is a good under $5 wine.

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Ruggero di Tasso – Nero d’Avola – 2008 – Wine Review

01/04/2011

Not to my taste.  Other people find it goes well with strong foods.

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Aquila D’Oro – Toscana – 2009 – Wine Review

12/26/2010

Lightening can strike twice for $3.99.  This Golden Eagle has landed.

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