(2005 Vintage) GRAPE VARIETIES: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc FERMENTATION: A period of contact with the skins of approximately 15 days in temperature controlled steel vats with a combination of pumping over of the cap and 'delestage' AGING AND REFINEMENT The wine is aged in French oak barriques (one third new oak) for 24 months. The wine is refined for 6 months in bottles before release PRODUCTION: Approximately 180,000 bottles
Tried at Il Teatro in Macau (FID offsite, April 2011). The wine improved after about an hour of decanting. Initially high acidity but over time became more elegant and balanced. Tasted a lot of Sangiovese grape. Interested to try other years as 2005 not supposed to be a great vintage (also might have been too young to try)
- over 6 years
Wine EnthusiastRating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Wine Spectator(1986 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/96
Wine Spectator(1970 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/96
Wine Advocate(1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01