Siepi Mazzei 2018 perfectly balances elegance, power and complexity. Composed of equal parts Sangiovese and Merlot, with 18 months French oak barrel and 4 months concrete tank maturation. Lusciously dark in colour with a dense and complex palate of dark mulberry, plum and blackberry fruits balanced with a touch of sandalwood and tobacco. The finish is bright and long lasting. Siepi Mazzei 2018 is an outstanding “Super Tuscan” that will only get better with age.
“I tasted this wine in a preview capacity a few months back and am coming back now with a final review. The lovely 2018 Siepi, from old vines of Sangiovese and Merlot, comes out roaring. I have long been a fan of this historic wine that so carefully blends the fruity freshness and bright flavors of the Tuscan grape with the soft and succulent background tones of the French counterpart. These two sides achieve elegance and balance in this classic vintage. To the palate, the wine is fleshed out and texturally rich. I’m happily settling on the higher part of the range of scores I had previously published. The wine has come together in seamless fashion with that extra bottle aging.” – 96 Pts, Monica Larner