|Winery:||Castiglion del Bosco|
|Region:||Italy » Tuscany|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Franc , Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot , Petit Verdot|
Castiglion del Bosco
Dark and dense on the nose with an earthy core and leathery edges. This is fairly closed, showing off expensive French oak and pencil lead over black currant and brambly aromas. Big and powerful on entry, this is tight and filled with austere tannins. ...
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Varietals Produced by Castiglion del Bosco View all
History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...
Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...
History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
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Brown Ruby in the Glass, smelling of Chocolate and Licorice. Dry and Earthy then bright Cherry/Cinnamon/White Pepper. Interesting bit of Concrete Dust smell with light Smoke and Cedar. Description is inadequate, for this is a pretty good number. Probably still a bit young, but seems like when all is settled and edges blunted, will be even better. Read More
The robe (appearance) of this wine is lighter than expected and the nose is muted, though with herbal, vinous and sour red berry (wild bog cranberry) scent. In some ways, the palate gets an old fashioned Chianti - one watered down by white varieties (though this is not the case here, empirically). Very easy on the tongue, balanced for early dri... Read More
People are not going to like what I have to say here, but that is okay, this is ... be excellent. 89pts88pts2007 Castiglion del Bosco Prima Pietra Toscana 14.5% $6050% Merlot, 30 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petite VerdotDark and dense on the nose with an earthy core and leathery edges. This is fairly closed, showing off expen... Read More
Dark and dense on the nose with an earthy core and leathery edges. This is fairly closed, showing off expensive French oak and pencil lead over black currant and brambly aromas. Big and powerful on entry, this is tight and filled with austere tannins. Theres bright if well integrated acidity here and a black hole of black currant and tea leaf fr... Read More
Dry and tannic, acidic. A blend of spices and full bodied. Red blend, but predominantly Merlot which I don't usually prefer and this proved no different. Read More
Unbalanced. Disappointing. Overly bright up front and sour on the finish. Weak effort. Save your $20. Or $15 if it's on sale. Next. Read More
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