Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2013


This is a very serious Bolgheri cabernet blend from Grattamacco in Tuscany.  Organically grown, it's a blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon, 20% cabernet franc, 10% merlot and 10% sangiovese.   In the glass, it is a hypothetical cross between a Napa Valley cabernet and a Bordeaux from an outstanding year.  In terms of aroma, there's plenty of new oak and cassis.  The palate has saturated flavours of blackcurrant and bay leaf and is supplemented by firm tannins.  This wine is an outstanding example of a Tuscan cabernet blend and is but a baby tasted in 2018.  It will benefit, I expect, from at least a decade in the cellar.  Rating: Outstanding. Abv: 14.0%. Price: $100+. 

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2 comments:

  1. Sounds divine Sean. Always great to read of wines beyond the domestic sphere. Hope you're well?

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    1. Thank you kindly Stuart, and hope you are well too! All is well here, although wine study at the moment quite involved - tends to garner little sympathy though, probably fairly :)

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