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2017 Tenuta di Arceno Italian (Tuscany) Red "Il Fauno di Arcanum"

Tenuta di Arceno 2017 Il Fauno di Arcanum

Winery: Tenuta di Arceno

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Il Fauno di Arcanum"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 54% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon & 2% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Toscana

State or country: Italy

Price: $35

Cases produced: 11,000

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90.5)

Review date: March 2, 2021

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Tuscan blend opens with a pleasant black cherry and mild leather bouquet with hints of earthy blackberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with slightly elevated acidity. It also has a nice round mouthfeel. The flavor profile is a juicy black cherry and fine-grained graphite blend with notes of cedar and strawberry licorice. We also detected some hints of walnut, black plum and traces of bay leaf mixed in. The finish is quite dry and its moderate tannins stick around for quite a while. We would decant this Merlot based wine for about an hour and then pair it with a five-star recipe of sweet Italian sausage with peppers and onions. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: 2017 was a one-of-a-kind vintage. An incredibly hot August ripened the grapes early. Legendary small yields for this vintage. produced exceptionally intense and concentrated wines. The nose exudes big ripe black cherries, earthy vanilla bean and notes of cedar from the Cabernet Franc. This powerful, luscious and mouth-filling wine has dominating flavors of ripe strawberries, white chocolate and cotton candy. The tannins provide structure yet are soft and supple. The finish is surprisingly racy with hints of black licorice and spicy white pepper. This lively wine should be enjoyed with friends and family during any occasion.

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