san giusto, percarlo, igt 2006
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Percarlo is one of the all-time legendary wines from San Giusto. Everything is in the right place. Firm yet wonderfully refined tannins support an intense core of fruit. The 2006 possesses dazzling richness and intensity, all supported by its considerable structural heft. Layers of black cherries, licorice and spices wrap around the muscular, potent finish. This is an absolutely breathtaking showing from the 2006, in my view the greatest Percarlo and easily one of the finest wines of this historic Tuscan harvest. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031.
Offers a core of pure, ripe cherry and strawberry flavors, accented by tobacco, mineral, sandalwood and spice notes. Racy, young and well-structured, with a terrific aftertaste. A superb Sangiovese from an excellent vintage.—Non-blind Percarlo vertical (August 2018). Best from 2021 through 2045.
This is so perfumed and floral with rose petal and lilac as well as dark fruits. Full body, linear and powerful. Just starting to soften and show its sexy side. Drink and enjoy.
I have always adored San Giusto a Rentennano's 2006 Percarlo, a wine I bought heavily as 2006 is my son's birth year. Is the 2006 ready? Of course not, but after a gentle decant it is gorgeous with this menu. It is an especially good match for the pigeon and quadrotto. The bright Sangiovese acidity in particular seems to literally carry the flavors across the palate, giving them lift and an additional sense of energy.