Deep ruby red in color, Dedicato a Walter shows complex aromas of ripe blackberries, balsamic spices, tobacco, and a hint of eucalyptus. On the palate, it is exotic, spicy, full-bodied, and harmonious, with ripe and well-developed tannins that lead into a persistent finish.
Pair with well-seasoned steak cooked to medium-rare perfection, or braised meats such as lamb, pigeon, duck, and rabbit with red wine sauces.
"Poggio al Tesoro, located in coastal Tuscany, is showing amazing results with Cabernet Franc. This plush and decadent expression boasts rich extraction and a long list of ripe, dark fruit aromas. It’s a thick and meaty wine, with a smooth but rock-solid quality of tannin."
"Dark ruby in color, with sweet herbs, tea and dark berries on the nose. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and chewy, polished tannins. This is a big, powerful wine, with a deep core of fruit and excellent structure."
"The 2006 Dedicato a Walter (Cabernet Franc) is a massive offering packed with ripe, dark fruit. Today the wine is incredibly dense and fruit-driven, with little of the aromatic complexity that makes Cabernet Franc in Maremma so compelling. Structurally the wine is very refined, and all this bottle needs is a few years in the cellar to incorporate its 100% new oak and for its inner perfume to emerge. This is another highly promising effort from Poggio al Tesoro."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni