2008 Brancaia Italian (Tuscany) Red "Il Blu"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Il Blu"
Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red
Grape blend: 50% Sangiovese, 45% Merlot, & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
State or country: Italy
Cases produced: 650
KWG Score: 92 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: October 22, 2012
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored wine opens with a mild black cherry bouquet with a hint of old oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, elegant and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty plum and black cherry blend with hints of cedar and gentle minerality. The finish is dry and its moderate fine tannins drift away nicely. This tasty Italian treat would pair very nicely with sautéed veal medallions in a mushroom and brown butter sauce. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Perfect with dishes with strong flavour, dark meat such as beef or lamb. Game - fried or stewed - dark wild fowl.
Organic status: not organic
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