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2005 Brancaia Italian (Tuscany) Red "Il Blu"

Brancaia 2005 Il Blu

Winery: Brancaia

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Il Blu"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 50% Sangiovese, 45% Merlot, & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Toscana

State or country: Italy

Price: $60

Cases produced: 4,500

KWG Score: 93.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: August 28, 2008

Wine Review: This opaque very dark purple wine opens with a mild black cherry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, very smooth, with very concentrated lush blackberry flavors with notes of dried cranberry and a touch of licorice. The finish is quite dry and has soft tannins that are nicely prolonged. This wine would be a wonderful accompaniment to a NY Strip steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Brancaia IL BLU, IGT Rosso Toscana: the crème de la crème from Brancaia. This IGT Supertuscan proves what elegance, complexity and intensity is possible at Brancaia. For many wine lovers all over the world, this wine is already a classic – perhaps because across all vintages it demonstrates a strong identity, reflecting the character and quality of our vineyards in the Chianti Classico.

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