2016 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 Wine Spectator
- 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"Castellare's I Sodi di San Niccolò is the single most overlooked high-end wine in Tuscany today. The 2016 picks up where the 2015 left off. A rush of inky dark fruit, lavender, spice, licorice, gravel, blueberry and menthol builds as the 2016 shows off its exceptional balance and pedigree. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2016 needs a few years in bottle to fully come together. Even so, the 2016 has been nothing less than spectacular on the two occasions I have tasted it so far. In a word: monumental."
96 Wine Spectator
"The initial impression is the charred, sweet oaky aromas, then aeration quickly reveals black cherry, plum, leather, tobacco, wild herb and iron flavors. There is a certain austerity here too, accentuated by the dense, dusty tannins, yet this is complex, balanced and long, with an acetic feel to the lingering finish. Be patient. Sangioveto and Malvasia Nera. Better than previously reviewed. Best from 2023 through 2048. 2,500 cases made, 800 cases imported. — BS"
95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"A full, layered red with blueberry and blackberry character and hints of walnuts. It’s rich and juicy. Very tight style with depth and polish at the end. Still needs time to open. Try after 2022."
"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 - Wine Spectator
95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|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|