The 2008 Il Fauno di Arcanum continues on the success of the 2007 but with a more classic Tuscan stamp of mineral freshness. The nose is bright and juicy with dried red fruits of cherry and cranberry. This is a lively wine with bright acidity from the cooler vintage character and the slight addition of Sangiovese to the blend. It is a beautiful Tuscan blend showing its local character in a bright and crisp finish.
Blend: 62% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 6% Sangiovese, 1% Petit Verdot
"A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot, the 2008 Il Fauno di Arcanum opens with an inky dark color and perfectly ripe aromas of plump cherry and blackberry. Beyond the enticing fruit aromas is a long list of spice and tobacco-related characteristics. This is a thickly layered and opulent Tuscan blend that is enhanced by territory-driven aromas of grilled herb and rosemary oil. The best part for me, however, is the soft richness this wine delivers in the mouth. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027.
The Wine Advocate