TUSCANY | ITALY
In color, the 2011 Solaia is intensely ruby red and expresses rich, warm aromas. On the palate, the ripe red fruit and spices, in addition to deep floral notes, define the wine's complex structure. The palate is succulent, rich, enveloping and sweet, thanks to the presence of dense, supple, rounded tannins. The vibrant acidity contributes to the excellent expressiveness of the flavors and contributes to the highly pleasurable, long and persistent finish.
"A big, rich wine but there's lots of brightness and beauty at the same time. Shows licorice and asphalt. Full body with chewy tannins and a long finish. Terracotta, Tuscan dust and spice; balsamic too. This needs three to five years to soften. Intense finish."
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Expert Scores: 96 James Suckling / 96 Antonio Galloni