The 1996 vintage of this wine was ranked #8 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1998
Solengo is a modern, well balanced and full-bodied wine. It has a deep black, purple coloor with a bouquet of ripe fruits, such as black currant and blackberry, infused with toasty oak. It is soft on the palate with great concentration of lush fruit nicely in balance with its fine, smooth tannins. The palate finds impressive structure and complexity tempered by exemplary tannic extracts. This high profile blend has evident Mediterranean characteristics with a sunny character. Its grace and gentleness enable an early drinking, nevertheless after a few years of bottle aging, the wine will develop more complexity and depth.