Anima Libera Morellino di Scansano 2011

Plonk Wine of the Month Club Anima Libera Morellino di Scansano

Aaron: Teri liked this much more than I did.  I picked up prominent smells of tar and oak rounded with some mild chocolate.  The flavor was a bit tight right out of the bottle with cranberry and smoke creating a slightly unpleasant, lingering aftertaste.  The strawberries and woodsiness which followed the decent flavor were ok, but overall not one of my favorites.  86 points

Teri: I didn’t know much about this varietal, Morellino, prior to enjoying this bottle. After some research, I found it to be a clone of Sangiovese, a common red Italian wine grape. The flavors of the wine mirror those of Sangiovese with a strong blend of fruit and earth. I tasted an overwhelmingly semi-sweet flavor of juicy strawberries and rhubarb with some coco and oak on the finish. Overall, this wine if full bodied and bold. It would be great to pair well with a hearty dinner and red sauces. 91 points