Brancaia Ilatraia 2007
from Tuscany, Italy
ratings pedigree (past vintages):
The 2007 Brancaia Ilatraia is a modern and terroir-typical blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese, 10% Petit Verdot.
Pair with food with balanced, intense flavors, meat and game dishes – fried or stewed.
alcohol by volume:
"Currant, blackberry, mint and licorice aromas lead to a full-bodied palate, with a solid core of beautiful, ripe, opulent fruit and polished tannins. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot."
"This is really polished and beautiful with blueberries, vanilla and cream aromas and flavors. Full body, with soft, silky tannins and a long finish. Very fruit forward, sexy style."
"The 2007 Ilatraia is awesome. Black cherries, violets, minerals, mocha, spices and French oak are some of the nuances that flow from this round, enveloping wine. The 2007 Ilatraia is quite intense, dark and brooding. While the richness of the fruit makes the wine delicious today, it will be even better in a few years. Ilatraia is Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot from vineyards in Maremma that spent 18 months in French oak. The warmth and sheer volume of Maremma comes through in spades in this vintage, which is among the finest I have tasted of this relatively young bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027."
The Wine Advocate
"Fully saturated inky ruby. Superripe blackberry, coffee liqueur and plum jam aromas convey an almost decadent quality. Supple, sweet and densely packed, with savory and floral notes adding interest to the smooth, rich berry flavors, and ripe, harmonious acidity giving shape and energy to the wine. Finishes with big, broad tannins and notes of milk chocolate and licorice that coat the entire palate. Another very well-made modern-style wine that lays on wave after wave of sweet, low-acid, chocolatey-ripe fruit. Not my idea of wine I want to enjoy at dinner, but it will undoubtedly appeal to many."
International Wine Cellar
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