(2007 Vintage) 93 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2007 Valdisanti is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc that spent 16 months in French oak. It is the most complete of these 2007s, redolent with heady scents of dark fruit, licorice, leather and smoke. Balsamic notes develop in the glass, adding further layers of complexity and depth. This finishes with a joyful exuberance that is impossible not to admire. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022. Read more: http://www.snooth.com/wine/tolaini-toscana-tenuta-s-giovanni-valdisanti-2007/#ixzz2JuHrGun1
WS 90; chewy and layered, with blackberry and toasty oak. too much new oak, rich and impressive. best after '10; 9K cases
okay. Typical "Super Tuscan" taste of fruit and tannins
part of Lot 18 purchase. drank at Ricardo's. only ok.