Red

2009 Brancaia Ilatraia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Toscana IGT
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • Lucky Luc Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 4, 2019 - Très fruité, fig, prune, avec des notes de cigar, et une concentration qui début sur le porto. Une bonne chaleur. Très satisfaisant dans la bouche.

  • Bin707LoversDetroit Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 4, 2019 - Had one a year ago from our cellar; now, only a few left. We WISH we had more- and this juice will hold up with more time in the woods.

    What can we say that we didn't in our note from last winter... All fruit but not in an overly sweet way.

    Open. Sip. Wait... This stuff just wows after an hour or so with air.

    It IS a wonderfully rewarding blend! The fruit rides in clean, smooth, without any bite. It's smooth from pnp to hours after opening.

    Balance all day, a rewardingly silky, lengthy finish.

    Day two, it's singing. A lovely Super Tuscan indeed! Wish we had more to enjoy...

    We'll hold off for another 12 months before the next one.

    If you can find this 2009, get it.

  • Buick455 wrote: 92 points

    September 8, 2018 - This is good. Lots of power. Tanins. Dark black'ish color. Nose of berries, leather, cigar box. Dark red/black berries. Will improve.

  • Bin707LoversDetroit Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 10, 2018 - Open. Sip. Wait... This stuff just wows after an hour or so with air.

    The nose hints of earthy tones- leafy floors and such- we believe that's a direct result of the cab franc in the blend...

    But then...

    It IS a blend, and the other varietals make their appearance and take over, in a wonderfully rewarding way! The fruit rides in clean, smooth, without tannin bite. It all comes across Italian, with a funky new world/old world hybrid profile, which just gets better & better throughout the evening.

    Balance all day, a rewardingly silky, lengthy finish other vins wished they provided.

    Interestingly, and just about the only "set-back" here, is, it lacks substantive complexity. While it drinks better with time and air, it seems a bit devoid of the layered palate. Fortunately it's so good as a clean juice, it does not need complexity to further-reward the taster, so we just keep pouring... As it is, it gets into the 90s.

    After two hours out & open, it's singing. A lovely Super Tuscan indeed!

    With 5 more in the cellar, we'll hold off for 12+ months before the next one, but we'll miss it during that time!!!

    We fully expect a 2019 crack to hit mid 90s... Even if it doesn't quite get there, this vin offers a superb QPR for sure.

  • moega Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 2, 2017 - Definitely give this a little time to open up. Nice blend. Very smooth and good depth of fruit.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Focus on Tuscany: The 2009s and 2008s (Aug 2011) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Brancaia
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Ilatraia
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
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  • Appellation Toscana IGT
  • UPC Code 8032779691099

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  • In Cellars 243 (46%)
  • Consumed 285 (54%)

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