Red

2015 Brancaia Il Blu Toscana IGT

SuperTuscan Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Toscana IGT
Drink between 2019 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 30, 2019 - Visiting Rome and Tuscany; 6/18/2019-7/2/2019 (Lazio and Tuscany, Italy): Brancaia's 2015 Il Blu is an opaque crimson blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 20 months in French oak barriques (67% new). Decanted and allowed approximately one hour of aeration prior to sampling, the wine was subsequently consumed over the ensuing two hours. Throughout this entire time frame it continued to evolve, revealing an intense aromatic and flavor profile of dark bramble fruit, black plum, fig, pickling spice, cedar and tobacco. Full-bodied, freshly acidic, seamlessly alcoholic (14.5%) and with big sweet tannins, it is dense and layered. Despite such significant oak exposure during élevage, the wood component is complementary rather than overwhelming. Finishing with impressive length, this is a tremendous Super Tuscan that should fully hit its stride with some additional cellaring. Drink 2022-2035.

  • Waedi Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 23, 2019 - Currently lacking of depth and complexity, but with great freshness/elegance. Perfect with italian food. Will hopefully imropve with age.

  • RussK wrote: 91 points

    May 16, 2019 - Russk. Wine Spectator Grand Tour. 91+. Like this producer.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • despore wrote:

    April 19, 2019 - Two hour decant, agree with the below comment, well-made wine, would not throw it out, very pleasing mouth feel, but not stunning as past Il Blu. Might be the heavy Merlot influence, again, very well-made wine, very good, just not distinctive at this price point.

  • Lou Lefteroff Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 18, 2019 - Chianti Classico tour 2019 - 1: This is in the league of a good Bordeaux. On the nose blueberries, blackberries, a touch of creme fraiche and spices. Weighted presence and appeal, plush and exuberant, but lovely taut. A blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Chianti Classico 2015 & 2016: Right Place, Right Time (Feb 2019), 2/1/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Brancaia
  • Varietal SuperTuscan Blend
  • Designation Il Blu
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Toscana IGT
  • UPC Code 8031822020152

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 57 (21%)
  • In Cellars 205 (75%)
  • Consumed 10 (4%)

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