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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Cabreo Il Borgo 1997
Cabreo Il Borgo 1997
(search item no. 47136)

PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cabreo Il Borgo shows a brilliant, deep ruby color and rich, dense aromas of wild cherry and black currant offset by notes of leather, herbs and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is velvety but complex and well-structured; the soft, ripe tannins and seductive generosity are all repeated on the elegant finish.

Alcohol: 13.5% by volume

My Notes:

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About Tenute del Cabreo:

The Tenute del Cabreo are located in Greve in Chianti. Part of its vineyard (Fattoria di Zano) is located right above Greve, consists of approximately 50 hectares planted with Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon for the production if "Cabreo il Borgo".

The rest of the vineyards (25 hectares) are located in Panzano (6 Km south of Greve): they are planted with Chardonnay used to produce the 'Cabreo La Pietra".

Cabreo was conceived as an Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) wine in order to take advantage of the flexibility provided by the regulations of this type of classification. It allows the great potential of the Tuscan's terroir to produce a variety of high quality wines.