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2008 WS 92
RP 90
2009 WS 92
RP 90
2010 WS 90
2011 WS 92

Brancaia, IL BLU, "Super Tuscan" - 2013

WS 92
RP 94

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Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese
Red Wine
Brancaia IL BLU, IGT Rosso Toscana - the top product of BRANCAIA. This wine is intended to demonstrate the elegance, complexity and intensity that BRANCAIA is now capable of achieving. Many wine lovers around the world already consider it a classic - perhaps because it has established a distinctive identity throughout all its vintages, reflecting the character and quality of Brancaia's vineyards in the Chianti Classico.

Wine Spectator Notes : Blackberry, pomegranate, black currant, tar and mineral flavors are the hallmarks of this concentrated red. Still feels youthful and tannic, with time to give. Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2019 through 2030.

Robert Parker Notes : The 2013 IL Blu is truly an exceptional wine. This blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon pours from the bottle with midnight black intensity. The wine is luscious and loud in terms of its aromatic intensity but the effect is beautifully balanced all the while. The wine is streamlined and tight in the mouth but don't underestimate its length and persistence. The finish can be counted in many long heartbeats.

Tasting Notes : Brancaia IL BLU is distinguished for its elegance, complexity and intensity. It is a blend of 50% Sangiovese, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine ages 20 months in French barriques - 2/3 of them are new - and then matures 12 months in the bottle, prior to release. Of ruby ​​red color, the nose expresses a very compact olfactory profile from which emerge initial notes of jam, followed by hints of black pepper, currant and cocoa. In the mouth it is silky and elegant, characterized by a certain warmth and tannic texture as thick & defined and never intrusive. It finishes with a good return on the fruit for a finale of great persistence.

Fact Sheet

Vintage :

2013

Type :

Red

Grape Variety Used :

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese

Bottle Size (ml) :

750

Alcohol Level :

14.5%

Wine Closure :

Cork

Style :

Full Bodied & Firm

Producer :

Brancaia

Region :

Tuscany

Serving Temperature :

18 °C

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