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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Cabreo Il Borgo 2008
Cabreo Il Borgo 2008
(search item no. 115641)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $57.99

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
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:

A Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon super-Tuscan blend, this wine shows rich, dense aromas of wild cherry and black currant offset by notes of leather, herbs and vanilla. On the palate, it is velvety and complex, with ripe tannins repeated on the elegant finish.
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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.