Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2009
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. Drink now through 2021.
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.
The 2009 Testamatta possesses remarkable depth and power along with tons of textural elegance. There is plenty of Sangiovese character in the dusty red cherries, flowers, licorice and tobacco. The wine's color and forward bouquet suggest it is on a relatively fast path of evolution. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021. \