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Past Vintages

2009 WS 92
RP 90
2010 WS 90
2011 WS 92

Brancaia, IL BLU, "Super Tuscan" - 2008

WS 92
RP 90

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Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese
Red Wine

Wine Spectator Notes : Aromas of black cherry, black currant and herbs carry through to the palate, along with cherry and raspberry flavors. This Italian red wine is balanced and firm, with a touch of oak and a long finish. Brancaia IL BLU is a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2013 through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

Robert Parker Notes : The 2008 IL Blu hits the palate with a blast of dark fruit but then loses much of its intensity on the mid-palate. Dark red fruit and flowers linger on the finish. The 2008 shows good balance but is a far cry from some of the recent vintages that have been superb. This mid-weight, accessible IL Blu is best enjoyed in its youth. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.

Tasting Notes : The 2008 IL Blu is an elegant, refined wine with lovely blueberry and blackberry aromas, leading to flavors of chocolate, blackberry and currant on the palate. Crafted with grapes from two of the estate vineyards, Brancaia Estate and Poppi Vineyard, this full-bodied Super Tuscan has silky tannins and a long, lingering finish.

Fact Sheet

Vintage :

2008

Type :

Red

Grape Variety Used :

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese

Bottle Size (ml) :

750

Alcohol Level :

14.0%

Wine Closure :

Cork

Style :

Full Bodied & Firm

Producer :

Brancaia

Region :

Tuscany

Serving Temperature :

18 °C

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