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Wine Of The Week – Tenuta Belguardo 2005

August 31, 2011 10:26 am - Posted by Jody in Drink

Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

TenutaIGT Maremma Toscana, Italy

PRESS:

92 Points, Wine Spectator
This is deep red in color, with rich, ripe fruit and smoky, toasty oak. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and a long, rich finish. Balanced. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2011. 2,080 cases made. (Oct 15th 2008).

91 Points — Wine Advocate
The Cabernet-based 2005 Belguardo is a supple, layered wine with terrific energy. Dark cherries, toasted oak, mint and crushed flowers emerge as this outstanding wine reveals its elegant personality. There is quite a bit of upside here, but the wine requires another year or two to absorb its oak. This is another great example of a successful 2005 from Maremma. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. (June 2008)

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Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

Grant Burge Cameron Vale

Barossa, Australia

WINE NOTES:
The grapes for this wine were picked from Grant’s Cameron Vale vineyard, which was planted between 1971 and 1975, in a fertile area between Lyndoch and Williamstown, which a portion sourced from the cool Eden Valley.  The maturity of the vines is clearly evident in the intensity and full flavour of the wine.  The 2008 vintage began earlier than expected due to an early heat wave, however the aspect of the vineyard protected the fruit allowing it to display varietal character, concentration and flavour.

TASTING NOTE:
The 2008 Cameron Vale Cabernet is inky black in colour with vibrant purple hues. The wine presents distinct varietal aromas of blackcurrant, plums and menthol with a hint of  savoury spice, courtesy of the French Oak The palate is generous with dark fruits, ripe plums, mint and chocolate supported by silkey tannins and integrated oak character. The balance of this wine endures a long and rewarding finish.

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