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2016 Castello Romitorio Toro ToscanaBlend from Italy

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"Il Toro is an elegant blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot that expresses the benefits of a moderate climate such as Tuscany’s, where vines grow naturally without needing irrigatio...

  • 95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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A blend of Petit Verdot and Syrah, the 2016 Il Toro is a muscular animal that boldly exposes dark fruit, blackberry preserves, dried cherry, spice, leather and spicy cedar. The blend is unique because it pairs the volume and spicy intensity of Syrah with the density, darkness and structure of Petit Verdot. Softer aromas of sweet fruit cede quickly to tar, grilled herb and rich plum. Pair this wine with grilled T-bone steak. This is a bold and expressive wine that opens a new chapter for Filippo Chia and his talented team.

Product Description:

"Il Toro is an elegant blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot that expresses the benefits of a moderate climate such as Tuscany’s, where vines grow naturally without needing irrigation and yield an excellent quantity and quality of fruit.

The resulting wine is a bold Super Tuscan that attests to the fact that French varietals can thrive in Tuscany and give exceptional quality, whilst retaining an undeniably Tuscan character.

Fruit is foremost: Marasca cherry meets ripe plum in a gutsy, full-bodied package. On the palate there is ample fruit, freshness and quite a bit of body: the tannins are bold but countered by so much fruit that they attain an almost mochavanilla sweetness and come across smooth on the dense, full body. The finish is warming and rounded, a mouthful of big, fruity exuberance that keeps its mojo for quite a number of years." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 113856
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

95 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Petit Verdot, Syrah / Shiraz
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste blackberry, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, currant, blueberry and strawberry
Nose mocha, leather, vanilla, tobacco, spice box, cedar and dark fruit