Peter Maude Fine Wines

2017, Caiarossa, TOSCANA


Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante (Mourvedre), Sangiovese, Petit Verdot.

This has sharp pepper and spice overtones with full blasts of sage, toast and cinnamon. 2017 was one of the hottest recorded vintages in Tuscany, and while the alcohol is well balanced in the overall structure, you feel the warmth of the tear through the exuberant and exotic fig and raspberry puree fruit. Rich, powerful and concentrated, some dryness to the tannins on the finish but overall this is seductive and well balanced. Tuscan estate located in the Maremma and owned by the Albada family of Château Giscours. Blend completed by 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Alicante (Mourvedre), 3% Sangiovese, 5% Petit Verdot. Farmed biodynamically. Jane Anson, Decanter.

The organic 2017 Caiarossa displays bright and focused fruit, framed by an elegant mineral note of crushed limestone. The fruit is presented as dark cherry and sweet blackberry, but the wine also shows savoury tones of tobacco and cured leather. However, those candied cherry and raspberry notes emerge with distinction and underline the heat of the vintage. The tannins are a bit dusty and bitter. 93, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate.

Drinking Window: 2022 - 2040

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