Thursday, September 23, 2010

Piccini Super Tuscan 2008

Yesterday I had to dash over to Liverpool Street to run an errand, and while I was there I stopped in at the Tesco on Bishopsgate where I used to buy wine when my office was located there. I've missed it, as it sometimes has interesting offers.

This wine, a Super Tuscan from Piccini, was on offer. We always buy Piccini's Chianti as it's cheap (when on offer usually for around £5) and a good 'everyday' food wine, so naturally I thought this one would be worth a go.

Without getting into too much detail, Super Tuscans are wines made in Tuscany that don't conform to the region's blending laws. Hence they are labelled IGT and usually contain 'international' grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Ultimately, I thought this wine was poor. Style and flavour-wise it more resembled the Chianti than a Bordeaux blend (it is apparently a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese), and a pretty boring one at that. It was thin and lacked fruit and bite. We had a bottle of the Piccini Chianti afterwards and everyone agreed it was actually better than the Super Tuscan. Disappointing.

Super Tuscan 2008
Tuscany, Italy
£6 (£8.99)

1 comment:

  1. Yet it has a silver medal award.

    Personally I love it.