Argiano Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Non Confunditur 2007
Non Confunditur is a wine that shows definite character, it is full-bodied with soft-tannins and has a long lasting finish. This blend made of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese shows exciting power, with the inherent sweetness of the Merlot acting as a bridge between the firm earthiness of the Sangiovese grape, the spicy blackcurrant of the Cabernet and the warm red fruit of the Syrah. The result is a generous, round red wine for early to mid-term drinking with nice aromas of currant and generous fruit flavors, which are versatile enough to develop more depth over several months in bottle.
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Cocoa and vanilla scents of oak meld with the simple red berry flavors of this wine in a thick ragugrave;, for beef braised in tomato sauce.
Argiano makes a wide range of wines from its 48 hectares of vineyards in the southern part of the Brunello zone. The estatersquo;s 2004 Non Confunditur (60% Cabernet, 20% Sangiovese and 20% Syrah) demonstrates the superior qualities of the 2004 vintage. Classic Cabernet notes dominate the balance of this full-bodied wine, which presents attractive aromatics and plenty of sweet jammy fruit with excellent length, fine overall balance and lingering spicy notes on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2007ndash;2012.
The 2007 Non Confunditur reveals a darker profile than the Rosso in its grilled herbs, licorice, dark berries and French oak. The wine shows outstanding length and finessed tannins. This is another lovely bottle from Argiano, and a terrific value. Non Confunditur is 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 20% Syrah. Anticipated maturity: 2009ndash;2012.
As is to be expected in this vintage, the 2005 Non Confunditur reveals less opulence and fatness than the 2006 Non Confunditur. Still, it shows excellent balance and harmony on the palate, in a lithe, taut style that tends towards an expression of dark red fruit, sweet herbs and tobacco. Here the Sangiovese component in the blend seems a little more prominent than in the 2006. The higher acidity of the 2005 makes it an ideal wine for table, whereas the 2006 could be enjoyed either at the table or on its own. Readers looking for a delicious Tuscan wine at a reasonable price should give careful consideration to the 2005 Non Confunditur. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2015. Non Confunditur is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 20% Syrah aged for 12 months in used French oak barrels and larger casks.
The 2006 Non Confunditur is fat and super-ripe in its expression of dark plums, cherries, smoke, tar, herbs and licorice. It offers notable harmony and best of all, is a terrific value. Drink this fat, silky-textured red over the next few years. Non Confunditur is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 20% Syrah aged for 12 months in used French oak barrels and larger casks. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2016.
An appealing graphite aroma adds depth to the black currant, violet and cedar aromas and flavors in this svelte red, which is smooth, with finely woven tannins. The bright acidity drives the spicy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese. Best from 2013 through 2021.
Herersquo;s a modern, mature wine with baked blackberry notes at the beginning that are followed by white pepper and exotic spice. Therersquo;s an attractively spicy quality to this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese that gives the wine a sharp, focused feel despite the ripeness of the fruit. Great price too.