Falesco Marciliano 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Southern Italy, Italy

Price: $49.99 $33.99
Save $16.00 (32%)
Item No. 98374
  • RP91
  • WS90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Marciliano is one of the greatest expressions of Cabernet from Central Italy. It has a profound dark purple color and offers complex aromas of cassis, herbs, tobacco and slate. Layers of blackberries and licorice are evident on the nose and on the palate, while the chewy tannins frame an austere yet elegant and dense structure. Long-lived and full-bodied, Marciliano is best-served with rich meat-based dishes. A great wine for Cabernet lovers.

"The 2005 Marciliano (70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc) is a big wine that explodes from the glass with dark fruit, sweet herbs, licorice and French oak. This engaging, harmonious wine possesses terrific overall balance, not to mention enough freshness to continue to drink well for several years. It is a commendable effort in this challenging vintage." 91 Points
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Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Marciliano (70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc) is a big wine that explodes from the glass with dark fruit, sweet herbs, licorice and French oak. This engaging, harmonious wine possesses terrific overall balance, not to mention enough freshness to continue to drink well for several years. It is a commendable effort in this challenging vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015. "
91 Points

"Displays blackberry and currant, with hints of dark chocolate and herbs. Medium- to full-bodied, with good fruit and a long finish. Best after 2008. 1,900 cases made."
90 Points

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