Deep crimson. Posh dry oak nose with brooding sweet kirsch, damson and cedar and a hint of bell pepper. Concentrated, elegant and suave. A little hindered by dry (oak) tannins for the moment and a little heat on the finish. Clearly ambitious, Bordeaux being its example, but Tuscan all the same. 16.5 Points JancisRobinson.com (2009 vintage)
Tenuta Il Palagio
Since finding the estate 15 years ago, Sting and Trudie have taken great pains to restore the villa, outbuildings, olive groves, and vineyards to their former glory, repecting history and architecture, and working along organic and biodynamic principles. With an expert and experienced wine team in place, the resulting wines are really top notch. Watch this space for honey and olive oil too!
- Best wine I've ever tried Review by Neils