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Brancaia Ilatraia 2013

Brancaia Ilatraia 2013
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$54.99

SKU 15351

750ml

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Brancaia ILATRAIA is a modern and terroir-typical blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine ages 18 months in French barriques - half of them are new - and then matures for 12 months in the bottle, prior to release.

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Maremma Toscana
Brand Brancaia
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa97

Wine AdvocateWow. The 2013 Ilatraia jumps right out at you. This is a tremendous effort - I tasted this wine three times blind and it always came out on top. Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) is blended with Petit Verdot (40%) and Cabernet Franc (20%). The complexity and the ever-changing nature of the bouquet is mind-bending. Ilatraia shows enormous depth and sophistication, and it leaves a profound impact. The wine sports deep color saturation with brilliant flashes of dark ruby. The texture is immensely soft, yielding and seamless in its integration. Dark fruit and blackberry is followed by light notes of tobacco, toasted nut and scorched earth. I am in awe of its complexity.

Monica Larner, December 2016
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastMade with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this opens with aromas of mature black-skinned fruit, sunbaked earth and a whiff of cedar. The concentrated, polished palate delivers juicy black cherry, grilled herb, clove and tobacco. Firm velvety tannins provide support.

Kerin O'Keefe, March 1, 2017
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorThis bright version combines black cherry, plum, spice, iron and tobacco flavors. The stiff, dusty tannins gain the upper hand for now, but this should develop nicely. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2019 through 2028. 1,500 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, October 15, 2016