Caiarossa TOSCANA 2015
TOP 100 ITALIAN WINES OF 2018 #73 - The nose immediately shows a fabulous contrast between riper mulberries and blackberry crumble and freshly ground herbs, citrus and incense. The palate shows much the same polish, carrying bright blue-fruit flavors across a bedrock of muscular tannins and driven acidity. This finishes long and very grainy yet succulent. A blend of merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, sangiovese, petit verdot and alicante. Drink in 2022. (Sep 2018)
This is concentrated, with vanilla, cedar and toast notes framing black cherry and plum fruit. The tannins are present and well-proportioned, lending support without dominating. The length reveals the potential here. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Alicante. Best from 2020 through 2030. 3,150 cases made.