Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18Cinzia thinks the best expression of Cabernet Franc in Bolgheri, even better than 2001. Deep crimson. Lovely warm pencil-shavings fragrance - very Cabernet Franc - then very, very sweet start and then it all tightens up as though with a drawstring. Very impressive! Pure, lovely balance. Tea leaves. Very long and complete. Luscious.Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Intense aromas of blackberry, rose and rosemary follow through to a full-bodied palate, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Supersilky and caressing. A gorgeous wine. Cabernet Franc. 1,960 cases made.Author: James Suckling
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Medium-deep ruby. Refined aromas of floral red berries and high-grade milk chocolate are somewhat overwhelmed by coconut and vanilla. Finely textured and lithe on the palate, with sneaky concentration to its redcurrant, raspberry, milk chocolate and mineral flavors. The long, nuanced finish features very fine tannins.Author: Ian D'AgataIssue: August/September 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 2004 Paleo (Cabernet Franc) is an intense, brooding wine imbued with the essence of dark fruit, scorched earth, grilled herbs, toasted oak and licorice. Made in a rich, super-concentrated style, this imposing Paleo will require patience. A second bottle took quite a bit of aeration before the elegance of its silky-textured tannins emerged.Author: Antonio Galloni
The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. is the variety of the region's best-known wines, and Chianti. In recent years, “Super Tuscans"—blends including non-native Bordeaux varieties—have gained in popularity and acclaim. The region's Mediterranean climate, with its warmer average temperatures, provides ideal conditions for the development of rich, structured, and age-worthy wines.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 296 bottles owned
- 50 collectors