Tenuta di Biserno Il Pino 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 101189
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WN95
  • WS93
  • WE93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Intense, bright ruby hues. The nose opens with a clear-cut aroma of ripe soft fruit, which is perfectly offset by spicy notes and continues with a hint of eucalyptus as it evolves in the glass. The wine has excellent balance, with fine, ripe tannins and fruit, providing a harmonious mid-palate and elegant, long finish.

35% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot

Only 300 cases imported.

Critical Acclaim

"Medium ruby hue. Pauillac-like aromas of black currant, citrus peel and graphite are perfectly charming and show no herbaceousness. Well-integrated flavors of blackberry, dried herbs and spicy cedar offer hints of mocha. Elegant close. "
95 Points

"This is very classy on the nose, with subtle aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate and flowers. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Refined and very pretty."
93 Points

"This Bordeaux-inspired blend (2005 is the second vintage made) represents the collaborative effort of Lodovico Antinori and Michel Rolland. You’ll get clear berry fruit, green peppercorn, dried herbs and smoky oak tones. The estate’s flagship wine, Biserno, will be released later this year, and expect great things from this duo in years to come as the estate matures."
93 Points

"The top of the line 2005 Il Pino di Biserno is simply beautiful. It possesses outstanding clarity in its aromatics and ripe fruit. Notes of smoke, licorice and tar dance on the palate as this sexy wine continues to reveal new shades of its personality with every taste. The oak needs some time to come together, but this is an elegant, refined wine in every way. Il Pino di Biserno is a cuvee of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2023.

Tenuta di Biserno is the new project being headed by brothers Lodovico and Piero Antinori.Winemaking is overseen by Helena Lindberg with the consulting services of Michel Rolland.These are beautiful wines from an estate that is on the rise."
92 Points

Learn About Tenuta di Biserno Map ItMap It

Marchese Lodovico Antinori discovered the property of Tenuta di Biserno near Bibbona, in the Alta Maremma area of Tuscany, in 1994, while looking for additional land to expand his Tenuta dell"Ornellaia vineyard. Given its proximity to Bolgheri, it is not surprising he was at first struck by the similarity in terroir. What he found in Bibbona, however, had so much potential, he was...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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