SRP of $39 and purchased for $27 (Saturday Splurge). 500 cases produced.
From the bottle:
“Cameron Hughes is an international négociant, sourcing and producing small lots of high quality wine from the world’s best regions.
We’ve talked about the Cameron Hughes business model before and count us as a fan of the value that can be found therein. Of course one of the unknowns with these wines is where exactly they come from, but a quick pull of the cork on today’s wine (unintentionally?) reveals the producer to be Poggio Mandorlo in the Montecucco DOC area of Maremma in southern Tuscany, an area between Montalcino (of Brunello fame) and Scansano (of Morellino di Scansano fame).
The 2007 Cameron Hughes Lot 374 Maremma Toscana Super Tuscan begins with an excellent aroma of blackberry, sour cherry, cedar, a little spearmint and olives. The wine tastes dry and grippy and has tons of character, which is just what you want in a Super Tuscan. Sweet blackberry, silky spice and hints of dark chocolate are just a few of the flavors you’ll find in this luscious, fantastically balanced wine. It ends dry with good length. Splurge away!
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