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Maculan Red Bordeaux Blend Veneto IGT Brentino 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is a bit of a two-trick pony on the nose, though the two tricks (jammy black raspberry brownies and dried herbs) are both classic and in fine contrast. Smooth, very decidedly middle weight, bright and juicy in the mouth, this is a wine typical of another time. It’s decidedly clean with lovely strawberry, cherry and red plum fruits, framed with gentle, astringent tannins and supported by nervy acidity. On the finish this turns a touch earthy and shows a nice tactile weight with powder tannins. Not terribly long though it exhibits lovely purity, all wild berry fruit and gently faded wood spice. Thoroughly engaging wine. 87pts

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Maculan:
For three generations the Maculan family has been selecting and vinifying the best grapes in Breganze, an enchanting village, set like a small jewel at the foot of the Alps in the Veneto region. The high plains of Asiago offer natural protection and create an extremely mild climate that favors the cultivation of vines and olives. It isn't a coincidence that in the 500s, the Venetian nobility al... Read more
For three generations the Maculan family has been selecting and vinifying the best grapes in Breganze, an enchanting village, set like a small jewel at the foot of the Alps in the Veneto region. The high plains of Asiago offer natural protection and create an extremely mild climate that favors the cultivation of vines and olives. It isn't a coincidence that in the 500s, the Venetian nobility already preferred to spend their summers in this area, sojourning in the splendid villas perfectly designed by the great architect, Andrea Palladio. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Maculan Red Bordeaux Blend Veneto IGT Brentino

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,096
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/16/2012

This is a bit of a two-trick pony on the nose, though the two tricks (jammy black raspberry brownies and dried herbs) are both classic and in fine contrast. Smooth, very decidedly middle weight, bright and juicy in the mouth, this is a wine typical of another time. It’s decidedly clean with lovely strawberry, cherry and red plum fruits, framed with gentle, astringent tannins and supported by nervy acidity. On the finish this turns a touch earthy and shows a nice tactile weight with powder tannins. Not terribly long though it exhibits lovely purity, all wild berry fruit and gently faded wood spice. Thoroughly engaging wine. 87pts


Member Reviews for Maculan Red Bordeaux Blend Veneto IGT Brentino

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Snooth User: davethewav9
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/18/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: luca chevalier
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/24/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: calibay
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/29/2011

Two glasses


External Reviews for Maculan Red Bordeaux Blend Veneto IGT Brentino

External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/11/2011

RP: 90 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

"Deep ruby-red with garnet hues


External Review
Vintage: 2008 10/24/2011

Maculans 2008 Brentino is 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon aged partly in tank and partly in oak. There is plenty of beautifully articulated dark fruit, along with suggestions of violets, leather and licorice. The Brentino is an elegant, graceful red perfect for enjoying over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 02/20/2010

Deep ruby red with garnet hues, Brentino offers seductive aromas of blackberries and dark cherries, along with hints of cedar and forest from the one year of aging in French barriques. On the palate, the wine is dry and full bodied and balances harmoniously with its firm tannic backbone and distinct dark flavors.



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