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2011 Bibi Graetz - Colore

ITALY / TUSCANY /
abv 14.0%
  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 287398-2011-750-0
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A ripe, intense red, this exhibits black cherry, blackberry, earth and spice aromas and flavors, with the balance tipping toward the oak and tannins. Firmly structured, but ready now with aeration and the right food. Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino. Drink now through 2022. 200 cases made.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 98

    This is opulent and fresh with cedar, berry, tobacco and orange-peel aromas and flavors. Medium body, firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Precise and powerful center palate. Fabulous length. A blend of sangiovese, canaiolo and colorino. Better in 2019.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    With fruit from 60-year-old vines, the 2011 Colore is a precious blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino in equal parts. This is a highly singular wine made in very reduced quantities (only 2,000 bottles were produced). This mid weight expression shows a dark garnet color and moderate luminosity. That muted color is recognized across the very artisanal wines made by Bibi Graetz. The quality of fruit is bitter and raw and there is some sourness on the close. Having said that, enthusiasts will appreciate these one-off wines, especially with regards to how they relate to the strong personalities that create them. Lingering ash, smoke and dark licorice add subtle elegance on the finish. The only point of contention is the price tag.
    Author: Monica Larner
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2024-2028
    Author: Malafronte Michael

The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. Sangiovese is the variety of the region's best-known wines, Brunello di Montalcino 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

  • 18 bottles owned
  • 3 collectors