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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BRANCAIA
Youthful deep ruby-purple colour. The nose is intense and complex with slightly spicy, ripe, Damson plums and red and black cherry puree with some faintly earthy, minerally, rather cedary notes. Dry, elegant, medium to medium-full bodied, very attractive, well-structured, slightly spicy, intense, harmonious, ripe plum-cherry flavours with a long, fairly cedary, high acid, cassis-sandalwood-tinged finish. It has great texture and mouthfeel. This blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot has 13.5% alcohol and under 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L.CB0204CA on the back label. Aged for 16 months in 50% new and 50% used tonneaux and barriques - tonneaux for Sangiovese- barriques for Merlot. CSPC 260802
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tri Alt
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Ripe, Intense, Well Structured, Harmonious
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This is absolutely delicious with cherry, berry and light milk chocolate. It's medium-bodied with round tannins. Juicy and succulent. Racy and deep. Bright acidity. Give this time to open. Better after 2023. [Decant tonight or hold through 2033+.] Score - 94 (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 11, 2021) Price $ 41.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 19, 2022
Cases bought 400 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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