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Podere Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2020 750ml

SKU: K69281 ISBN: 098709036239

A mix of coffee and black olive flavors shade the core of black currant and black cherry in this dense, linear red_read more

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Wine Information:

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Bolgheri

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

 

Wine Spectator 94 Points:which is focused and long, with a mouthwatering finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2024 through 2040.

Wine Advocate 96 Points: Coming on the heels of the scorching hot 2017, this vintage started off with lots of rain in April and May that required preventative measures against fungal disease. Splendid heat and sunshine marked the summer months, but the freshness you taste in this wine is a beautiful characteristic of this cooler growing season. The 2018 Bolgheri Superiore Grattamacco reveals a finely nuanced bouquet with dark fruit, tobacco, smoke and earthy garrigue or underbrush. The wine leans toward full-bodied, but it also feels quite elegant and crisp on the streamlined finish. Best after 2023.

James Suckling 94 Points Currants, blackberries and hints of chocolate and fresh herbs. Full-bodied and round-tannined with a lovely texture and a savory, almost iron finish. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and sangiovese. From organically grown grapes. Hard not to drink now, but a year or two will bring it even more together.

Wine & Spirits Magazine 96 Points: This wine is packed with pure flavors of blackcurrant and raspberry buoyed by brisk acidity. A blend of cabernet sauvignon with 20 percent merlot and 15 percent sangiovese, Grattamacco aged in French oak barriques, about one-third new, where the lightly chewy tannins developed, giving shape to the bold, primary frut tones. The wine takes on notes of graphite and fresh tobacco, while lively spices energize the fruit, drawing out the flavors on a long, exuberant finish.