2015 Castellare I Sodi Di San NiccoloBlend from Italy
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"Castellare’s top wine, ranked in the Wine Spectator Top 100 on multiple occasions and recognised with the prestigious Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri and Bidenda’s Cinque Grappo...
- 98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2015 I Sodi di San Niccolò is just stratospheric. That's pretty much all there is to it. Plush, deep and explosive, the 2015 possesses magnificent depth. The 15% Malvasia Nera gives tannic backbone and energy to balance the wine's natural richness. Sweet red cherry, cedar, smoke, tobacco and licorice build in a racy, flamboyant Sodi that hits all the right notes. In a word: stunning!"
96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Explosive fruit on the nose with dark cherries and plums, but there are also lots of fresh fragrances here, including spearmint, eucalyptus, forest floor and boysenberries. The palate is very pure and focused, the driven acidity providing a welcome counterpoint to the layers of rich, dark fruit. A blend of 85 per cent sangioveto and 15 per cent malvasia nera. Drink from 2022."
95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2015 I Sodi di S. Niccolò is another beautiful new release from Castellare di Castellina. This is a seamlessly executed expression of Sangioveto (an antique name for Sangiovese) with a smaller part Malvasia Nera from a sunny vintage that produced generous and exuberant fruit across the board. White pepper, spice, wild rose and toasted anise seed appear on the close. The finish is soft and yielding with sweet tannins. Present this gorgeous red alongside a roasted pheasant. Some 29,000 bottles were produced."
"Castellare’s top wine, ranked in the Wine Spectator Top 100 on multiple occasions and recognised with the prestigious Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri and Bidenda’s Cinque Grappoli ratings. The company takes great pride in demonstrating the greatness of the Sangioveto variety, paired with Malvasia Nera, achieving a worldwide position of fifth place.
Intense red with hints of garnet. Deeply sophisticated and showcasing its full pedigree in terms of both the bouquet and palate of the wine. The fruit quality is exceptional and each individual aroma can be distinguished with total clarity, from the cherry to the spices, whose focus and integration are exceptional. " - Winery
98 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
95 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera|
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, plum, blackberry, chocolate and floral|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, plum, blackberry, chocolate and floral|