2015 Argiano Solengo IGT

Year: 2015
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 94
Wine Advocate: 95
James Suckling: 97
Red Wine

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DUE IN: SUMMER 2018

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$69.95

"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. Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Best from 2020 through 2032. -B.S" (WS)

"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." (WA)

"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." (JS)

Winery Notes:
In addition to Brunello, Solengo is the expression of Argiano’s viticulture. Due to Argiano’s particular microclimate, it is possible to plant grape varietals that are not traditionally found in Montalcino, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. An adequate ageing time in the bottle will result in a noteworthy evolution of the wine, revealing the great potential of this Tuscan wine.