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Il Drago e le Otto Colombe IGT Toscana by Donatella Cinelli Colombini 2016

Il Drago e le Otto Colombe IGT Toscana

by Donatella Cinelli Colombini 2016

Producer : Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Region : Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables

Tasting Notes

"The 2016 Il Drago e le 8 Colombe (a blend of 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 20% Sagrantino) offers savory earthy sensations that come in part from the Sangiovese and in part from the Sagrantino grape. Those distinctive aromas are softened to a great extent by the Merlot, especially in a classic vintage such as this that allows for each separate variety to show its best side and uniqueness. The bouquet delivers some raw cherry and cassis, but you mostly get intense aromas of tobacco and spice. Pair it with an oven-broiled steak and potatoes."

93 points - Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, Sept 2019

"Crushed raspberry, blueberry, lavender, anise and a hint of cumin can all be found in the bouquet of the 2016 Il Drago e le Otto Colombe as it unfolds in the glass, taking on notes of crushed stone and dusty florals. Silky textures flood the palate with fresh wild berry fruit, guided by brisk acids and hints of subtle spice, coming across as more feminine than I had expected yet truly enjoyable. It finishes long, showing the structure I was missing on the palate, as its primary fruits slowly pull back to reveal a wall of fine tannin. This blend of 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 20% Sagrantino is exciting to taste now, but should be even better in a few years’ time." 

93 points - Eric Guido, Vinous Media, June 2020

 

Specs

Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Point Score 93
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Donatella Cinelli Colombini
Region Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)
Alcohol 14.5% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2015
Farming Method Organic, Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes 20% Merlot, 20% Sagrantino, 60% Sangiovese
Food Pairing Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables
Descriptors Floral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $503.40
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