2004 Castello del Terriccio
|Grapes||Mourvedre, Tannat, Petit Verdot, Syrah|
A blend of Syrah, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Mourvèdre aged in French oak. Marked by balsamic, spice and violet aromas, with dense, blackberry, blackcurrant and chocolate flavours on the palate with a subtle mint note. The silky tannins and long finish make this incredibly long on the finish. Only the fourth vintage for this wine, but each has been awarded 'Tre Bicchiere'. Drinking range: 2007 - 2030 L&S (Apr 2008)
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Syrah & Petit Verdot, aged in oak for 18 months, deep yet limpid and bright ruby, rich exotic nose of hedgerow fruits with a touch of balsamic and the spice shop. Yet the palate is fine and focused with ripe elegant tannins. Because of the ripeness of the fruit, this will start drinking well in 2010 18/20 Rating: 18/20 Michael Edwards (Jul 2009)
Drink 2010-16 Petit Verdot, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Tannat Bright, deep crimson. Dense and pungent on the nose. Round and ripe. Very gentle tannin management and a flattering wine certainly. This must be the only blend of this sort made in the world, no? Very approachable. Manna from heaven for a restauranteur because of its precociousness. Very clean finish. Just a little sinewy on the finish. 14% Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jun 2009)
The 2004 Castello del Terriccio opens with enticing suggestions of licorice, leather, scorched earth and roasted coffee beans that meld into a muscular, full-bodied palate imbued with dark fruit. The wine possesses notable density, richness and complexity along with tannins that are beautifully woven into its fabric. It is an important wine in this great Tuscan vintage, but patience is warranted. A blend of 50% Syrah, 25% Petit Verdot and 25% miscellaneous grapes, it spent 18 months in French oak. 2013-2021 Drinking range: 2013 - 2021 Rating: 93-93 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Jun 2008)
Intense aromas of meat and berry, with hints of toasted coffee. Full-bodied, layered and rich, with round tannins and a long finish. Very beautiful. Rating: 92-92 The Wine Spectator, www.winespectator.com (Apr 2008)
Castello del Terriccio
The Castello del Terriccio estate is one of the most beautifully situated along the entire coastal region, some miles north of Bolgheri. The 60 hectares of vines enjoy wonderful exposure, overlooking the sea, benefitting from its warmth and brightness. The vineyards are surrounded by 'maquis' and eucalyptus trees, which as well as protecting them, also contribute to the aromas and scents that so characterise the Terriccio wines.
Planted predominately with Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Syrah, the wines are made by consultant oenologist Carlo Ferrini, who has to date brought thirteen 'Tre Bicchiere' awards to the estate.
These are wines that can be approached almost immediately and yet age so well over a decade and more.
Owned by the extraordinarily charming Cav. Gian Annibale Rossi di Medelana Serafini Ferri, once a talented horseman and still a passionate breeder.
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