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2016 Tenuta di Arceno Italian (Tuscany) Red "Il Fauno di Arcanum"

Tenuta di Arceno 2016 Il Fauno di Arcanum

Winery: Tenuta di Arceno

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Il Fauno di Arcanum"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 51% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon & 1% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Toscana

State or country: Italy

Price: $35

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: April 13, 2020

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored wine from Toscana opens with a fragrant black cherry and oak bouquet with a hint of graphite. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and rather smooth. The flavor profile reflects the nose. It features oak influenced black cherry with a nice streak of graphite running through the middle. I also detected hints of black tea and nutmeg. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are well-managed and stick around for a while. This wine is food friendly and would pair nicely with roasted chateaubriand with red wine-mushroom reduction sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Sunshine and mild temperatures allowed the fruit plenty of time to ripen on the vine, leading to lush Merlot and spicy Cabernet Franc components. The nose highlights the cooler part of the vintage expressing cypress, mushrooms and forest floor, with some spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. On the palate, fruits are rich and powerful dominated by ripe black cherry and plum. The mouthfeel is balanced with soft, silky tannins and vibrant acidity. An uplifting finish with a hint of citrus, lingering dark chocolate and tobacco. 2016 is an extraordinary vintage that will age gracefully for a decade or more.

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