Name: Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana IGT
Producer: Tenuta Sette Ponti
Varietal: Red Blend
James Suckling Review: 95 Points
"Aromas of rosewood, cherries and blueberries follow through to a full body, tight and focused tannins and a long and flavorful finish. This is linear and bright. The tannins are wonderfully polished and poised. Hard not to drink now, but it will improve beautifully in the bottle. A blend of mostly sangiovese with a touch of merlot. Drink or hold."
Vinous Review: 91 Points
"Sette Ponti's 2016 Crognolo is plump, juicy and radiant, all qualities that make it easy to drink upon release. Succulent red cherry, kirsch, tobacco and dried flowers flesh out in an effortless, unfussy wine that offers tons of immediacy and pleasure."
- Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate Review: 92 Points
"The 2016 Crognolo is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot aged in tonneaux and neutral barrique for up to 14 months. This is a tight and elegantly streamlined wine that sports a very attractive mid-weight style. The wine opens to aromas of red cherry, plum, toasted almond and crushed granite or stone. This vintage is both balanced and bright. Some 130,000 bottles were made."
- Monica Larner
Wine Enthusiast Review:
"This 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot blend offers aromas of dark-skinned berry, vanilla and underbrush. The firm palate evokes mature black cherry, clove and mocha alongside solid tannins."
- Kerin O'Keefe