2013 Argiano "Solengo" Toscana (Elsewhere $60)

SKU #1296577 94 points James Suckling

 I have been a fan of Solengo since the mid-1990s. The 2013 vintage shows great generosity in its ripe fruit, with currant and stone character, a firm undertone of tannins and a flavorful finish. Try in 2018 but already very attractive to taste.  (11/2015)

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Staff Image By: Stephanie Vidales | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/31/2017 | Send Email
This is a delicious Tuscan wine that's complex and super flavorful. Dark fruits are integrated with cedar, forest floor and stony minerality in this structured and balanced wine. ​Richer and riper in style, this wine shows well now but will certainly do well with age.

Staff Image By: Rachel Vogel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/21/2017 | Send Email
The word "Solengo" means "lone wild boar," which I think is the perfect name for this austere, meaty, spicy wine. It is full of bold fruit, structure and deep complexity. The deep nose pulls you in with scents blackberry and spice then leads you into a palate of rich dark berries and integrated structure. A backbone of stern acidity carries the wine from start to finish. An elaborate wine to enjoy now or keep.

Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/21/2017 | Send Email
This is one of my favorite producers from Montalcino. This is their "Super Tuscan" - a very user friendly wine, the blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Syrah. There is lots of dark skinned fruit with spice, minerals that complete each other on the nose and palate, a little taste of California from Italy. The wine has pleasantly soft tannins, but good acidity to pull it all together.

Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/20/2017 | Send Email
Argiano’s Super Tuscan blend, was originally created by the famed enologist Giacomo Tachis. they call it “Tuscan soil meets French varieties” and it's a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot e Syrah. The nose is full of aromatics, dense, Syrah spice, then plumy Cabernet followed by perfumed Merlot. On the palate the wine is rich, dense and you can feel the Petit Verdot, it gives the wine a saturated feeling, thick and intense. The richness is nicely offset by a surprisingly refreshing acidity, especially for the weight of this wine, which allows the complex nature of these flavors to blend together. Lots of length, spice, sweet fruit really make this wine a great drink now and at this price it’s a total steal!
Drink from 2017 to 2023

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