Campoleone is a red IGT from Umbria and the estate's signature wine. It is 50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot. This Merlot/Sangiovese blend has an extraordinary perfume of saddle leather smoke cassis prunes and plums. A rich full-bodied voluptuously-textured wine with layers of concentrated fruit and sweet tannins. A magnificent seamlessness with a huge explosive long finish. It is a wine of great stature as well as intensity. 92 Points The Wine Advocate: `It is a firmly structured wine with superb density on the palate where layers of tobacco dark cherries earthiness read more...smoke licorice and toasted oak all come to life. The tannins finish slightly dry and astringent likely a result of an overly exuberant use of French oak. Still this is a beautifully delineated focused Campoleone. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022.` (hide)
Wine AdvocateRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 02/08.