2015 Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore Argentiera

Year: 2015
Appellation: Bolgheri
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 95
Wine Advocate: 94
James Suckling: 98
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"Sleek and elegant, featuring black currant, violet, iron, licorice, olive, tobacco and spice flavors. Deftly balanced, picking up rosemary, juniper and pine accents as this plays out on the long, cohesive finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2042. 7,083 cases made. -BS" (WS)

"The 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Argentiera shows a lot of fullness and generosity, with depth. The texture is wonderfully soft and velvety. It has a beautiful richness to it, with notes of chocolate, spice and dark fruit. This Bolgheri blend is beaming with warm sunshine from within with integrated tannins and mild freshness. My advice, however, is to skip immediately forward to the stunning 2016 vintage—or try both. I tasted this vintage within the context of a mini vertical that included 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 (all vintages that have previously been published).

A Dream Team is in the works. Tenuta Argentiera has made the excellent decision to bring in Leonardo Raspini as general manager of the estate (beginning in April 2019). Raspini worked for Ornellaia for 14 years and helped to shape much of the identity of the Bolgheri appellation. He joins Argentiera’s owner Stanislaus Turnauer and the estate CEO Federico Zileri Dal Verme. " (WA)

"A delightful nose of creme de cassis, hot stones and crushed violets and spices. Full body, chewy and super polished tannins and a long finish, which really takes off thanks to electric acidity. An essay in balance and depth. Best ever. Puts Argentiera with the best of the best in Tuscany. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc." (JS)

"Made with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this offers aromas of ripe blackberry, bell pepper and a hint of coconut. The rich palate doles out black-currant jam, licorice and a touch of espresso alongside polished velvety tannins. Drink through 2022. Kerin O’Keefe" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Argentiera, Doc Bolgheri Superiore, draws its strength and uniqueness from the magnificent territory in which it’s generated. The grapes come from the estate’s best vineyards of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. It is a wine with a rich and silky taste. A long maturation in French oak barrels, the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon and the unique terroir of Tenuta Argentiera make this wine on of the greatest expressions in the Bolgheri area.