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2008 Brancaia Italian (Tuscany) Red "Il Blu"

Brancaia 2008 Il Blu

Winery: Brancaia

Vintage: 2008

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: $85

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.

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