2 minutes reading time
Anthony Horowitz and Frassinello
|From The MetroWines Summer Paperback Read Department
The Sentence is Death by NYT Best Selling Author Anthony Horowitz
The author plays a part in this mystery about a celebrity divorce lawyer
murdered with a bottle of 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild!
ANTHONY HOROWITZ is the author of the US bestselling Magpie Murders
and The Word is Murder, and one of the most prolific and successful writers
in the English language; he may have committed more (fictional) murders
than any other living author. His novel Trigger Mortis features original material
from Ian Fleming. His most recent Sherlock Holmes novel, Moriarty,
is a reader favorite. As a TV screenwriter, he created
both Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle’s War on PBS.
Well the obvious Read it With Wine is Lafite Rothschild!
But let's say you still have a mortgage, want a new car, need to eat!
A good compromise is Rocca di Frasennili, a collaboration between
Rothschild and Italian Superstar Castellare. What started as a small expansion
in Maremma Toscana took on a new dimension, as a unique joint venture
between Castellare and Domaines Barons de Rothschild-Lafite,
the first partnership of its kind.
The project couples Castellare's experience in the growing and vinification
of Sangiovese with Lafite's experience in classic French varietals.
A Super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah.
93 Points from Robert Parker:
Brooding and thick, the 2014 Maremma Toscana Rocca di Frassinello
takes all the intensity of the vintage and pours it into the glass.
That's saying a lot because this vintage infamously lacked in intensity overall, although you'd never know it here. Rocca di Frassinello makes good on the excellent environmental factors that contribute to this wine. There is the sunshine of Coastal Tuscany, the light sea breezes and the reddish Maremma soils. This Bordeaux blend born in Tuscany offers dark fruit aromas,
savory spice and bitter chocolate. The tannins are soft, but the wine
does deliver solid structure to keep it firmly stitched together.
We aged for 6 years in bottle. Ready to GO
$45 @MetroWines (red tag)