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Cabreo Il Borgo Cabernet Sauvignon. Sangiovese Tuscany 2004

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

The estateandrsquo;s 2004 Il Borgo is surprisingly lean in this great Tuscan vintage. A French oak-aged blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, it reveals an attractive color and dark ripe fruit, but it comes across as clenched and not particularly generous, qualities that are not in synch with the finest wines in 2004. Bottle age is unlikely to make a significant difference. This is the first year Il Borgo is made under the direction of consulting oenologist Attilio Pagli, and hopefully he will be able to maximize this wineandrsquo;s potential going forward. Anticipated maturity: 2009andndash;2016.

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Region: Italy » Tuscany » Toscano

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Winery: Cabreo Estate
Color: Red
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Cabreo Estate:
From the early 70's some of the winemakers of Tuscany began to experiment with grape varieties not native to Italy such as cabernet sauvignon,sauvignon blanc and chardonnay. In the 80's the Chianti Conzorrzio introduced a set of guidlines as to locations,techniques of cultivation and blends for these wines which had come to be called 'Super Tuscans ' The Cabreo estate is locat... Read more
From the early 70's some of the winemakers of Tuscany began to experiment with grape varieties not native to Italy such as cabernet sauvignon,sauvignon blanc and chardonnay. In the 80's the Chianti Conzorrzio introduced a set of guidlines as to locations,techniques of cultivation and blends for these wines which had come to be called 'Super Tuscans ' The Cabreo estate is located close to the village of Greve and has 50 hectares called ' Fattoria di Zano ' planted with sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon and another 25 hectares to the south of the village planted with chardonnay.Because the cepagement does not comply with the rules for a DOC or DOCG wine these wines are classified as  Vino Da Tavola Di Toscana or IGT. The Cabreo estate is ownd by the Ruffino House which is well known for Chianti Read less

External Reviews for Cabreo Il Borgo Cabernet Sauvignon. Sangiovese Tuscany

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The estateandrsquo;s 2004 Il Borgo is surprisingly lean in this great Tuscan vintage. A French oak-aged blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, it reveals an attractive color and dark ripe fruit, but it comes across as clenched and not particularly generous, qualities that are not in synch with the finest wines in 2004. Bottle age is unlikely to make a significant difference. This is the first year Il Borgo is made under the direction of consulting oenologist Attilio Pagli, and hopefully he will be able to maximize this wineandrsquo;s potential going forward. Anticipated maturity: 2009andndash;2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

The estate’s 2004 Il Borgo is surprisingly lean in this great Tuscan vintage. A French oak-aged blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, it reveals an attractive color and dark ripe fruit, but it comes across as clenched and not particularly generous, qualities that are not in synch with the finest wines in 2004. Bottle age is unlikely to make a significant difference. This is the first year Il Borgo is made under the direction of consulting oenologist Attilio Pagli, and hopefully he will be able to maximize this wine’s potential going forward. Anticipated maturity: 2009–2016.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Intense aromas of blackberry, toasty oak and chocolate. Full-bodied, with big, juicy fruit and lots of spicy, peppery and fruity character. Long and luscious. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2008.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Cabreo's 2006 II Borgo (70% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers gorgeous purity in its bright red fruit, flowers and spices. The wine reveals outstanding depth and length in a mid-weight style, with a refined, poised finish and lovely overall balance. Another year or so in bottle should help smooth the tannins, but in this vintage the French oak (30% new) seems much better integrated than it has been in the past. This is a commendable effort from the Folonari family. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2021.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Cabreo is a bulldozer of a wine with brawny power, solid dimension and hearty aromas of smoked bacon, black ink, tar and chocolate fudge. The blend is 70-30 Sangiovese and Cabernet and the dense concentration achieved with these two grapes is remarkable.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This is dark and rich, with loads of blackberry and currant aromas. Full-bodied and very ripe, with soft, velvety tannins. Rich and luscious. Goes on and on. One of the best Cabreos in a long time. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2011.



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