• TallMikeWine Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 29, 2018 - All the berries in the bowl! Red, blue, black, and on and on. Thick and chewy this one. Spice and mineral are there, too. Tannins are all smoothed out and give it a finish for days and days.

  • Blake Brown Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 12, 2017 - 2003 BRANCAIA IL BLU TOSCANA- 50% Sangiovese, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon; fabulous enticement comes from the aromas which include spicy, cedar inundated dark fruit followed by a taste profile of generous portions of cranberry, cherry, berry expressed in a full body and over a long finish; it is big, bold and powerful with enough finesse to soften the thrust; there`s some obvious firm tannins that are nearing integration; this has serious complexity and concentration.

  • jacodav Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 14, 2015 - Decanted for 1 hour before consuming.
    The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle. The body is medium.

  • wine-enthusiast Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 19, 2015 - OPened this bottle with some friends. It has a deep color- prunes- cedar and spices. Indian spices and currants. What a wonderful wine- ready to drink now in my opinion. My only bottle of this wine. enjoyed with a friends who appreciates wine.

  • Jonne Likes this wine: 89 points

    August 25, 2015 - Frukt och fräschör kvar efter tio år. Rätt strama tanniner och en stjälkig beska gör att man vill ha rött kött och gräddig gratäng till detta.
    Klar? Nej, mycket slammigt.
    Färg: Mycket mörk rubin.
    Kant: 5 mm mot vattenklar.
    Intensitet: Mycket hög.
    Färgar glaset? En smula.
    Gardiner: Medel +.

    Korrekt? Ja.
    Doftintensitet: Medel +.
    Doft: Frukt - röda bär - hallon, körsbär. Blåa bär - björnbär. Fat - choklad, te. Mineral - stenkross. Lite Karlssons klister.
    Utveckling: Moget.

    Torrt/sött: Torrt.
    Syra: Medel +.
    Tanniner: Fina men något stjälkiga.
    Alkohol: Integrerad (14,5 %)
    Fyllighet: Medel.
    Smakstyrka: Medel.
    Smak: Frukt - röda bär - hallon, körsbär. Torkad frukt - russin. Fat - läder, sågat trä.
    Textur/balans/bubblighet: Nä.
    Eftersmak: Medel + med en hel del stjälkbeska.

    Kvalitet: Mycket bra.
    Drickabilitet: Moget nu, håller säkert några år till..
    Geografi: Toscana.
    Pris: 250 kr?

  • Iceman611 wrote: 93 points

    August 15, 2015 - The wine has high acidity. It smells like alcohol/hot and horsey. The body is full. The wine finishes long. It tastes like soy sauce, stoniness, black currant (cassis) and tar. The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are slow. There is light sediment in the bottle. The wine has fleshy texture.

  • OliverC Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 17, 2015 - Tasting one hour after decanting. A very good wine still there but unlikely to improve. Good spicy nose, lots of dark fruit. Spicy finish with good tannins. Perhaps a little imbalanced after a few hours but still very nice.

  • Uncle John wrote: flawed

    April 20, 2014 - Corked!

  • t.c.green Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 27, 2013 - At the end of it's time but very nice

  • King JR wrote: 95 points

    July 11, 2013 - This bottle was amazing. Incredibly smooth, gorgeous nose, lots of punch and a very long finish. The score may seem high, but this bottle was great, and somewhat surprising. I would drink these up within the next couple of years.

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