Sub-region: Bolgheri Superiore
Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Petit Verdot 25%
It is some measure of Tuscany's propitiousness for fine-wine-making that, having given us Chianti, Brunello and Vin Santo over the centuries, it still had one last hidden trick up its sleeve: Bolgheri. This is no pale imitation of the inland DOCGs, as you'll quickly grasp when you pour a glass of this dense, opaque black-red wine, and smell its luscious, plush fruited richness, oozing with blackberry and plum. In the mouth, this is sweetly phrased, ultra-ripe yet expressive and balanced, too -- and you may catch a note of pine and cypress in the finish that will take you to the shores of the Mediterranean, which lap nearby. Exuberant and expansive yet structured too, this Cabernet-Petit Verdot blend (and its Bolgheri zone) personify a Tuscany you won't find elsewhere.
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