• "Ilatraia" Rosso Maremma IGT 2016 <br>Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      “Ilatraia” Rosso Maremma IGT 2016 · Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Deep dark ruby. Opulent nose of red berries, pleasant smoke note and fine herbal spice. Opulent and round on the palate, the fine tannins give the wine a delicate but determined framework and the necessary seriousness until the long, soft finish. The well-integrated wood and the fruit of the Cabernet grape find an exciting symbiosis here in a very harmonious way with the rather strict and tight Petit Verdot style. The wine is getting better with every edition and 2016 was an almost perfect year with optimal climate and ideal ripening point of the grapes. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, deep ruby red. Opened with lots of crisp, present berry fruit, some cassis, raspberry and goji berries. Powerful, gripping tannin on the palate, lots of ripe fruit, some rough wood in the final." Falstaff

      "This blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc features aromas of black-skinned berry, toasted hazelnut and underbrush. The structured palate delivers blackberry jam, toasted oak, licorice and tobacco alongside polished tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "The 2016 Ilatraia is laced with blackberry jam, grilled herbs, leather, bittersweet chocolate, espresso, smoke and menthol. Unctuous on the palate, with tremendous richness, Ilatraia is a decidedly heady, concentrated wine. All of the richness, power and breadth of Maremma come through loud and clear in this bold, beautifully intense Tuscan red." Vinous

      "This is really impressive with roasted blackberries, thyme, forest floor, pine needles, conifer, iodine, mint and light vanilla. Powerful and muscular, but agile and floral, this sweeps through decadent layers of dark fruit, while keeping the linear acidity constantly in view. Long and very structured on the finish." James Suckling

      "A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Ilatraia is a terrific, full-bodied expression from Tuscany. If you love this combination of full-throttle grapes, I suggest you try this rendition. It tends to be more delicate and nuanced at the edges compared to a similar blend from a New World wine region, like say, California. The wine is contoured and full but never heavy. Indeed, the aromas of blackberry, spice and tar remain surprisingly fresh and bright. This is a big wine to be sure, but there is a lot of tonic energy packed tight within." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Robert Parker:96+ points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot, 20% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,51
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2041+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09323616 · 3 l · 109,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      329,00 €
    • "Il Blu" Rosso Toscana IGT 2016 <br>Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      “Il Blu” Rosso Toscana IGT 2016 · Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Impenetrable, bright ruby red with an aromatic play of redcurrants and blueberries and fine toasty notes. The soft, balanced body offers a perfect interplay between the excellent tannin structure and the alcohol component. In the highly convincing final a clear, very pleasant spiciness is noticeable. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep dark ruby with purple. In the nose it shows pronounced notes of smoke and wet stones, behind this a lot of blackberry and plum. Dense and full on the palate, at the same time a lot of juicy fruit, opens with gripping tannin, spans a wide arc." Falstaff

      "A bright, tension-filled style, offering blackberry, black currant, iron, tar and rosemary aromas and flavors. The tannins are formidable yet refined, with sweet, ripe fruit returning on the finish." Wine Spectator

      "Tight and firm with very pretty dark fruit and earth character. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish. A blend of sangiovese, merlot and cabernet sauvignon." James Suckling

      "Brancaia's Il Blu is gorgeous in 2016. Fresh, perfumed and beautifully lifted, the 2016 strikes a captivating balance between power and finesse. Red cherry, flowers, mint, cinnamon and blood orange all give the 2016 brightness and vitality, and yet there is plenty of the richness readers have come to expect from this wine as well. The 2016 is one of the more polished, nuanced vintages of Brancaia I can remember tasting." Vinous

      "This blend has one of the most impressive track records of a modern Tuscan blend that I can think of. The 2016 Il Blu is a beautifully balanced and precise blend that pits the freshness and authenticity of Sangiovese against the softness and fruitiness of the Merlot. Although the Sangiovese plays a supporting role in the blend, its influence and signature go far to creating the overall identity of this special wine. It's a very nice effort to celebrate with a grilled T-bone." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 70/30 new/used barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 2,68 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,49
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09323716 · 3 l · 128,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      385,00 €
    • "Il Blu" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 <br>Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      “Il Blu” Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 · Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Every year Barbara Widmer proves anew how to make a dense, intense red that is nevertheless balanced, elegant and refined. Rich, unfathomable ruby red. Explosive aromas of black cherries and blackberries on the nose. The texture is wonderfully balanced, on the palate Il Blu 2017 presents itself fresh, persistently powerful and with wonderfully articulated tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fleshy, dark ruby purple. Opens with spicy notes, reminiscent of conifers, then licorice and lots of blueberries. Polished and fine in approach and course, shows a lot of present, rich fruit, fine-meshed tannin, firm pressure in the final." Falstaff

      "Blackberries, blueberries and stone on the nose. Some mineral and moss, too. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Plenty of blue fruit at the end. Give it time to come together. But very pretty." James Suckling

      "The 2017 Il Blu is fabulous. Inky, vibrant and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2017 marries richness with vibrancy, showing remarkable balance and so much class. Lavender, spice, chocolate, menthol and licorice are all woven into a core of inky blue/purplish fruit. Despite the warm, hot growing season, in 2017 Il Blu retains a mid-weight personality as well as a good deal of energy." Vinous

      • Vinous:95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • Expansion: 18 months 70/30 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 87 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2044+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09323717 · 3 l · 129,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      389,00 €
    • "Il Blu" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Il Blu” Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Every year Barbara Widmer proves anew how to make a dense, intense red that is nevertheless balanced, elegant and refined. Rich, unfathomable ruby red. Explosive aromas of black cherries and blackberries on the nose. The texture is wonderfully balanced, on the palate Il Blu 2017 presents itself fresh, persistently powerful and with wonderfully articulated tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fleshy, dark ruby purple. Opens with spicy notes, reminiscent of conifers, then licorice and lots of blueberries. Polished and fine in approach and course, shows a lot of present, rich fruit, fine-meshed tannin, firm pressure in the final." Falstaff

      "Blackberries, blueberries and stone on the nose. Some mineral and moss, too. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Plenty of blue fruit at the end. Give it time to come together. But very pretty." James Suckling

      "The 2017 Il Blu is fabulous. Inky, vibrant and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2017 marries richness with vibrancy, showing remarkable balance and so much class. Lavender, spice, chocolate, menthol and licorice are all woven into a core of inky blue/purplish fruit. Despite the warm, hot growing season, in 2017 Il Blu retains a mid-weight personality as well as a good deal of energy." Vinous

      • Vinous:95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • Expansion: 18 months 70/30 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 87 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09324517 · 4,5 l · 91,42 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      411,40 €