Posts Tagged Tenuta Carlina

2008 Tenuta Carlina ‘Carillon’ Rosso di Montalcino, Italy

Burgundy-brown in the glass, this wine reveals itself early on as an ample foil to simply prepared steaks and grilled burgers. Meaty fruit and notes of blended spice stand up to equally forward flavors, while a Merlot-esque drinkability frames the... Read more

2006 Tenuta Carlina ‘Carillon’ Brunello di Montalcino, Italy

All of the wines in Tenuta Carlina's portfolio displayed a degree of tightness upon opening, but each likewise responded well to decanting. The 'Carillon' Brunello is no exception, revealing savory roasted plums, toasted anise seed and unsweetened... Read more

2008 Tenuta Carlina ‘La Togata’ Rosso di Montalcino, Italy

Like its 2006 Brunello cousin, this 'La Togata' Sangiovese is still young, with a hard not-to-notice tannic structure and plenty of room to grow. Drinking now, though, it's still tasty -- one might imagine that the wine's hoisin, anise and leather... Read more

2006 Tenuta Carlina ‘La Togata’ Brunello di Montalcino, Italy

100 percent Sangiovese grape, aged four years in Slavonian oak barrels and 12 months in bottle, pours a near perfectly clear garnet color. Upon opening, this wine was a bit tight, obscuring the layers of flavor that would emerge later. Decanted for... Read more