Tenuta di Biserno Biserno 2017
Deep ruby red. Complex nose with scents of blackberries, freshly ground coffee and licorice. The palate has an elegant structure with fine grained tannins, balanced acidity and a mineral feel on the lengthy finish. Pair with braised or roasted meats and hard cheeses.
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This has a beautifully polished nose of blueberry, plum, walnut husk, cocoa, roasted coffee bean, praline and vanilla. It’s full-bodied and concentrated with ripe, velvety tannins. Lovely depth and focus. Superb. One of the best in a long time. Drink from 2023.
The Tenuta di Biserno 2017 Biserno is hushed at first, almost sottovoce, and it builds its intensity carefully and slowly one little decibel at a time. The aromas expand, the acidity brightens and the tannins flesh out as the wine opens in the glass. These elements come together with narrowing focus. This is a seamless and incredibly smooth blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot that offers a full gamut of dark fruit, spice and cured tobacco. Given ample time to open, the generosity of the bouquet is not necessarily matched by the mouthfeel that ultimately feels a bit pinched or short on the close. This is a common characteristic I saw in many of the other blended Tuscan reds made in this scorching hot vintage.
A dense, brooding red, this offers smoky black cherry, plum, iron, leather, vanilla and tobacco aromas and flavors. Smooth and complex, with harmony and a bright structure. The aftertaste echoes fruit, tobacco and spice notes. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, this has aromas of black-skinned berries, French oak, underbrush and Mediterranean scrub. The firm, full-bodied palate features cassis, licorice, vanilla and a hint of grilled bell pepper alongside assertive, fine-grained tannins. It’s still tightly wound and primary, so give it a few more years to fully integrate. Drink 2023– 2029.
"One of the big developments is the release of two vintages of a new wine from Tenuta di Biserno. Biserno is the new family-owned winery of brothers Piero and Lodovico Antinori, located just outside the appellation of Bolgheri…
I find the style of the property's wines already to be a fascinating combination of Ornellaia's and Sassicaia's, emphasizing the generosity of the former and the firmness and backbone of the latter."
October 31, 2007
Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.
A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.