James Suckling 92 points - A very ripe red that verges on raisiny, with loads of vanilla and chocolate. Full body, soft tannins and a rich finish. Lots of toasted oak, too. Drink in 2016.
Wine Spectator 89 points - This meaty version offers dark, bittersweet chocolate, blackberry and spice flavors, with assertive oak and dense tannins. Best from 2016 through 2022. 184 cases imported.-BS
(Oct 31 2014)
Vinous 89 points - The 2011 Ammiraglia, 100% Syrah from the Frescobaldi family’s estate in Magliano, opens with a burst of dark red and black fruit. The style is extracted and fruit driven, with slight hints of over-ripeness, most likely from the warmth of the vintage. There is plenty of depth and intensity in the glass, even if the oak is a bit overpowering.
The initial vintage of Ammiraglia was 2006. Made one hundred per cent from Syrah grapes grown in limestone-clay soils rich in pebble and rock, its soul is the most Mediterranean of all of the Frescobaldi estates. It is an emphatic, full-bodied wine boasting impressive, well-ripened fruit and pungent spice.