Friday, December 10, 2010

Collazzi Liberta 2008

Aaron recommended this as a sort of baby sibling to the Collazzi Toscana, which I really like. It’s a winner. The Liberta is very different from the Toscana, but enjoyable just the same. Its nose is relatively reserved, mostly plum, cedar, and something a bit dusty. The same basic flavours follow on the palate, which is full with nice structure, firm tannins, and good length. It seems to stop short a bit mid-palate with a bit of an edge and a gap that I find characteristic of Sangiovese, but that’s fine. Norman says it’s “quite quaffable” and I’d agree. A solid choice at the price. I found it perhaps even better after a night in the half-bottle.

Price: $24.79
Score: 88
Value: 4/5
Alcohol: 13%
Region: Tuscany
Grapes: Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese
UPC: 8033844400011


  1. I had this last night 10/12/2010- completely agree- the mid-palate was short- but a nice bottle of wine. Very similar, but lacked a depth of taste compared to the Perolla Maremma Toscana UPC #709067420096. The other IGT we had lately was the Poggibano Maremma Toscana UPC #709067121092 which was really good. Merlot Tuscans!

  2. I'm a big fan of this style. Clearly I need to explore those Merlot Tuscans.