2005 Pasiteo Fassati DOCG Vino Nobile de Montepulciano
Before my mind goes to shit, I'm reminded that this is a wine blog. Or is supposed to be. This will be my 86th post this month, and with less than a week to go, my mark for August should be apparent by now.
It's been a while since I've tasted an Italian red, and so with a dinner of spaghetti on tomato and wild mushroom sauce, what could go better than a Tuscan wine? This is 100% sangiovese, more and more of a rarity it seems, as Italians seem determined to stamp out all their heritage in pursuit of making the 'Tuscan claret'. Wankers.
Did not want to taste this wine upon smelling it, and I shouldn't have. Dark colour, which should have told me something already. Overbearing nose of over-extracted fruit, layered with shit oak. Insipid. Very oaky on the palate, with the artificial sweetness that wood brings. Just that hankered fruit and woody burn reminiscent of very cheap cabernet. Disgusting. A very poorly made wine, and quite honestly, I would eat a cork before I served this for human consumption. Very, very disappointing.