2005 Brancaia "Ilatraia" Rosso di Toscano

SKU #1053909 92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Aromas of blackberry and mineral, with hints of fresh herbs. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced and pretty. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. Best after 2009. Inner quote mark (10/2007)

91 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Tasting the 2005 Ilatraia next to Il Blu provides a fascinating contrast between the wines of Maremma, in the case of the former, and Chianti Classico in the case of the latter. The Ilatria shows the greater volume and depth that makes the wines from Maremma so appealing. This French oak-aged blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese and 10% Petit Verdot is sweet and generous on the palate, where dark fruit, leather, spices, espresso and toasted oak come together in a very harmonious wine with well-integrated tannins and lovely balance. This doesn’t look to be a wine destined for a long life, so it is best enjoyed over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015. (AG) Inner quote mark (6/2008)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This deeply concentrated blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot delivers massive notes of blackberry, spice, leather, graphite mineral and pipe tobacco. Its power and heft are put into context thanks to the wine’s intensity, complexity and persistency. It ends on a sweet note and delivers soft, ripe tannins. Inner quote mark (11/2009)

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