Tenuta di Biserno Biserno 2018
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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You can feel the warm days and cool nights of the 2018 season in the even ripeness of this wine’s fruit, and in the lively acidity that infuses this wine’s dark plum and black-currant flavors. The wine rested for 15 months in French-oak barriques (85 percent new), gaining notes of ginger and black pepper and a caramel richness that amplifies the rich fruit. Its intense flavors and youthful vigor offer good cellaring potential.
The 2018 Biserno is a beast of a wine (packaged in a heavy glass bottle) that fills the room with its perfumes as you pour the wine into your glass. The bouquet is thickly layered and rich with potent notes of ripe blackberry and blackish plum followed by baker's chocolate, spice and dark mahogany or cigar box. Excellent work has been achieved to tame the tannins, and the wine offers a long, polished feel and an impactful, full-bodied presence. The blend of fruit used here (from a seven-hectare parcel) is 28% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot.
Blackberry and plum fruit is shaded by vanilla, milk chocolate and spice in this dense, supple red, ending with spice and toasty oak accents. This has a solid structure, but the overall harmony is there. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2023 through 2035.
"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
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