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JS97, WA95: 2015 Brings a Triumphant Return to Form for Argiano “Solengo” - 03/07/2018 - Italy

Earning its second best ever scores from both James Suckling and Wine Advocate, the 2015 Argiano Solengo is a monumental effort that is certain to charm collectors for many years to come. Argiano is one of the most important and respected estates in Montalcino, producing impeccable wines of great distinction. This is clearly evidenced in their super Tuscan bottling, Solengo - a truly majestic wine that’s on par with likes of Ornellaia, Tignanello, and Solaia. Their 2015 version is a deep and richly textured affair that beautifully conveys the distinctive terroir of Tuscany. For those who love luscious reds with dark fruit and a lively delivery, this glorious bottling delivers. While other super Tuscans often retail over the $100 mark, Solengo can be had for a very approachable $67.99. This price is shocking when you consider the pedigree of this estate. Available on pre-arrival, now is the best time to secure your bottles of what is shaping up to be a top seller. This 2015 is open and expressive enough to be enjoyable upon arrival, but there’s also enough body, structure, and depth to ensure a very long life.

2015 Argiano "Solengo" Toscana (Pre-Arrival) ($67.99)

97 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of flowers such as violets and roses with dark purple fruits and hints of stones, too. Full body with ultra-fine tannins and a long and linear finish. This is a return to the great Solengos of the mid-1990s. The best since 1997. Cabernet sauvignon 50%, petit verdot 30%, merlot 15% and sangiovese 5%. Drinkable now but better in 2020." (08/2017)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Argiano has been doing terrific work lately with this historic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot, Syrah and Merlot. The 2015 Solengo is especially exuberant, concentrated and dark in this warm and sunny vintage. The previous vintage (2014) is perhaps more veiled and subtle, whereas this wine plays its cards in an immediate and upfront manner. It shows confidence and determination. This is a softly enriched red wine with black fruit, dried blackberry aromas, exotic spice, savory smoke and cured tobacco. (ML)" (02/2018)

94 points Wine Spectator: "This is rich, dense and almost impenetrable now, yet vibrant and imbued with blackberry and black currant fruit. Supple, firmly structured and balanced, this ends with black currant and tobacco notes. (BS)" (05/2018)