Rocca di Frassinello

Le Sughere Maremma Toscana DOC

Le Sughere Maremma Toscana DOC
Italy

Red Wine50% Sangioveto, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    Lamb, Game Meat
    Red Meat, Steak, Beef
    Sausage, Cured Meat, Charcuterie, Pork
  • ColorDeep ruby red color
  • NoseLe Sughere di Frassinello bursts from the glass with an exciting melange of sweet red cherries, herbs, licorice and tobacco
    Anise, Licoriceanise
    Red Cherryred-cherry
    Tobacco Leaftobacco
  • FlavorIt shows lovely mid-palate depth in a medium-bodied, sleek style supported by firm yet well-integrated tannins.

Tuscany At a Glance

Region Name Tuscany

Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscans from Bolgheri are some of the world’s most famous wines and are adored by collectors, and they all hail from the gorgeous region of Tuscany.

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2019 James Suckling 92 Jun 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2019 Wine Spectator 90 Oct 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Vinous Media 92 Jan 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 James Suckling 92 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Wine Spectator 89 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 James Suckling 92 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Spectator 92 Oct 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Enthusiast 89 May 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Spectator 93 Oct 2018 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Vinous Media 90 Mar 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2019 James Suckling Aromas of plums, black cherries, blackberries, tomato leaf, dried herb and spice box. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, polished tannins. Rich and fleshy on the palate with a lots of black fruit. Flavorful finish. Try from 2023. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2019 Wine Spectator There's depth to the concentrated black cherry and blackberry fruit, shaded by vanilla, earth and graphite notes. Dense and muscular, with a long finish. Sangioveto, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2023 through 2028. 15,000 cases made, 7,000 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2018 Vinous Media The 2018 Le Sughere di Frassinello is laced with crushed flowers, mint, spice and red berry fruit. Aromatic and light on its feet, the Sughere is quite pretty in 2018. I would give it a year or so in bottle to soften, as the finish is a bit tight today. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2018 James Suckling Blackberries and deep blackcurrants, under a surface layer of mild spice. Medium-to full-bodied with fine, fruit and spice-coated tannins and a long finish. A little chewy now. Needs a couple of years to soften. Drink in 2022. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2018 Wine Spectator There's plenty of Sangiovese character in this red, by way of cherry, strawberry, iron, earth and tobacco flavors. This is supple and firmly structured, with a dusting of tannins on the bright finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2024. 15,000 cases made, 7,000 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2017 James Suckling A bold, spicy wine that shows dried oregano, burnt blackberries, tar and incense. Despite the initial heady impression, the palate is finely woven and precise, framing grainy tannins. Nevertheless, the finish is quite robust and decadent. Drink from 2021. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2017 Wine Spectator Tar, pine resin and eucalyptus aromas are countered by massive blackberry and black currant fruit in this complex, assertive red, with a generous dose of toasty oak. Beefy tannins match the fruit but sit apart for now. Try now for a ride on the wild side, or age short-term. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2020 through 2026. 11,000 cases made. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2017 Wine Enthusiast Made with Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this offers aromas of dark-skinned fruit, espresso and cedar. The dense palate presents blackberry jam, coconut and espresso alongside smooth tannins. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2016 Wine Spectator Wild rosemary, thyme and camphor aromas lead off, with concentrated flavors of blackberry and black currant. An iron edge sinks in as this unfolds to the long, staining finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2020 through 2032. 11,000 cases made, 5,500 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media The 2016 Le Sughere di Frassinello is laced with bright red cherry, plum, white chocolate and floral notes. Medium in body and gracious, Le Sughere is quite pretty in 2016. The new oak needs time to fully assimilate. Otherwise, this is very nicely done. Time in the glass helps the wine come together. Le Sughere is 50% Sangioveto, 25% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, but it is the red-toned fruit of the Sangioveto (Sangiovese) that is particularly expressive today. Shelf Talker Full Page Review