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Brancaia Toscana Rosso Ilatraia 2016

Brancaia Toscana Rosso Ilatraia

2016
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Ilatraia is a typical Bordeaux blend, but with an unusually large space for Petit Verdot (40%), comb...

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£41.56

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Brancaia Toscana Rosso Ilatraia 2016

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Alcohol content i

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Ilatraia is a typical Bordeaux blend, but with an unusually large space for Petit Verdot (40%), combined with Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) and Cabernet Franc (20%), which rests half in new and half in used barriques. It is dark ruby red and moves slowly, showing excellent concentration. The nose is dark, compact and penetrating; the notes that make up the heart of the bouquet (blackberry, blueberry, plum, black cherry and cassis) are expressed with precision and intensity.

Ilatraia smells of small black berries ripened under the scorching sun but there is also a fine spice, echoes of leather and tobacco as well as balsamic hints and an intriguing vegetal background. The flavour is rich and complete: warm, tannic and fresh. Well-proportioned, it caresses the palate with its velvety texture, leaving a happy memory that lasts for a long time. A muscular and sensual red, appreciated by critics all over the world.

Food pairing

Red meats / Roasts / Cured cheeses / Cacciagione / Brasato

Tasting notes

  • ViewDark / Rosso rubino
  • Bouquet:Cherries / Higly aromatic / Leather / Penetrating / Wild fruits / Balsamic aromas / Tabacco / Speziato / Cassis
  • Mouth:Balanced / Fresh / Velvety / Warm / Tannic / Sensual / Ricco / Muscoloso

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: Gérard Mattelaer (11 Apr) - Vintage 2016

Du grand art

Les vins de cet oenologue sont juste magnifiques. Ce vin déjà excellent promet des belles dégustations grâce à son explosion de saveurs. Bravo !

by: clientevinissimus (4 Apr) - Vintage 2016

Muy interesante.

Un tinto potente y amable a la vez. Muy buena fruta, taninos suaves y perfecto equilibrio. Fresco, largo y complejo. Un vino con mucho atractivo.

by: Fabian Fessler (27 Feb) - Vintage 2016

Preis/Leistung passt nicht.

Guter Wein aber auch nicht mehr. Wer sucht der findet sicher einen Wein der im Geschmack gleichwertig sein wird aber im Preis halb so teuer.

by: Ricardo (22 Feb) - Vintage 2016

Top toscano

Por un precio medio, un vino muy serio. Con gran capacidad de guarda. Uno de mis preferidos

by: Guenther Bammer (18 Feb) - Vintage 2016

Der etwas andere Stil

Ilatraia 2016 - ist noch sehr jugendlich, aber trotzdem schon gut antrinkbar. Besitzt eine purpurne, klare Farbe, sehr extraktreich und ein interessantes Bukett, neben den klassischen Cabernettönen gesellt sich eine feine Würzaromatik von Bergkräutern, Rosmarin und etwas Lavendel dazu (vielleicht durch den Petit Verdot Anteil?) , pikante Säure und perfekter Holzeinsatz, welcher den Wein begleitet aber nicht übertönt. Für die nächsten 10 Jahre immer noch entwicklungsfähig. Bin schon sehr gespannt darauf.

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