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2018 I Giusti & Zanza DulcamaraBlend from Italy

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"Dulcamara is a classic Super Tuscan composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon. In some favourable vintages it is aided by a share of Cabernet Franc, for a total of 70% of Cabernet...

  • 94 Luca Maroni - Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani
  • 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 92 Wine Enthusiast
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94

93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Blackcurrants, licorice, peppercorns, anise and grilled meat on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and fresh acidity. Smoky and spicy with a fresh finish. From organically grown grapes. Try from 2022.

92 Wine Enthusiast

Made with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and Petit Verdot, this has aromas recalling ripe black-skinned berry, menthol and dark spice. The concentrated, velvety palate offers cassis, dried cherry and licorice alongside close-grained, enveloping tannins. Drink 2022–2028.

Product Description:

"Dulcamara is a classic Super Tuscan composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon. In some favourable vintages it is aided by a share of Cabernet Franc, for a total of 70% of Cabernet. The blend is completed by Merlot and a small amount of Petit Verdot.

Dulcamara is a wonderfully thick wine of a deep purple colour. It presents scents of berries, blackberries, black currant and blueberries, together with notes of liquorice and crème de cassis. In the mouth its taste is wide and powerful, marking the presence of ripe fruit balanced by a sound acid structure. The tannin has a smooth and velvety texture despite its strong presence. After swallowing, the finish is long in the mouth, with a lateral stimulation of the saliva due to the acid structure. It matches well slow-cooked game meat, or braised meat perhaps cooked with the same wine. It is also excellent when matched with fat soft cheeses and truffles.

It lends itself to a long ageing time, between 15 and 20 years." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 127802
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

94 - Luca Maroni - Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani

93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

92 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Size 750mL
Closure N/A
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla and tobacco