Brancaia Il Blu 2019
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Brancaia IL BLU, IGT Rosso Toscana – the top product of BRANCAIA. This wine is intended to demonstrate the elegance, complexity and intensity that BRANCAIA is now capable of achieving. Many wine lovers around the world already consider it a classic – perhaps because it has established a distinctive identity throughout all its vintages, reflecting the character and quality of our vineyards in the Chianti Classico.
Composed of 80% Merlot and 10% each of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2019 Il Blu is complex and impressive. It needs some time for its aromas to unfurl and reveals brooding black cherry liqueur, leather, anise, and incense. The palate is concentrated and full, with lasting depth, ripe tannins, and a velveteen texture. Notes of mocha, black plum, and Mediterranean herbs come together seamlessly. It is entirely worthy of cellaring a few years and enjoying over the following 2-3 decades.
A terrific blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is an organic red blend from the forested hills of Tuscany. The 2019 Il Blu is recognized by its modern blue label (and fun orange capsule) and its contemporary winemaking style. It offers seamless richness, elegant intensity and dark fruit weight. Italians might use the word "ruffiano" to describe it. The translation falls somewhere between "pleaser" and "panderer" but with a positive spin. Perhaps the most agreeable part of this barrique-aged wine is its availability, with an ample 42,000 bottles made.
The 2019 Il Blu is gorgeous. Dark and mysterious in the glass, the 2019 is going to need at least a few years to reveal all of its personality. Blue/purplish fruit, lavender, sage, mint, licorice and new leather all meld together. This deep, fleshy Merlot-based blend hits all the right notes.
A tightly wound style, with black cherry and blackberry flavors wrapped in a grip of dusty tannins. Reveals earth, tar and eucalyptus elements as this stretches out on the finish. Fresh and balanced. Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2025 through 2038.
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