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2006 Brancaia - Il Blu 750ml
2006 Brancaia - Il Blu
Italy - Tuscany
Red / Proprietary Blend
2006 Brancaia - Il Blu
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Professional Reviews

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Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni Issue: 184

The 2006 Il Blu (50% Sangiovese, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a striking wine loaded with vibrant dark cherries, violets, sweet spices and French oak in a powerful, structured style. Naturally the Blu doesn't show the warmth of the Ilatraia but it does possess a touch more freshness and finesse, attributes which will allow the wine to age gracefully over the coming years. Once again, Brancaia has produced a gem in the Blu.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Fresh, focused aromas of currant, berry and hints of vanilla. Full-bodied, with medium chewy tannins and a rich milk chocolate and berry aftertaste. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Community Reviews

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Tato Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 04/23/2011 Drink Dates: 2013-2020

A lot of potential, you can feel the structure but it seems that it's still closed for the moment. The 2001 and 2002 are magnificient but after 8-10 years of cellar. To be kept for a couple of years. Cassis and sweet aromas (chocolate?). Tannins still very present.

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