Full Review

Bocelli

Bocelli
2015 Tenor Red, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .4%
Sustainable Farming
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20
Cellar Selection

Bocelli
2015 Tenor Red, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .4%
Bright dusty ruby color. Aromas of ripe dark fruits and black currants, dark plums, nice minerality and salinity, and planked cedar and chest nuts with a lively, dry full body and an epic, medium-length finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. Subtle integration of flavors and the wine revealed more complexity as it saw more time in the glass.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe dark fruits and black currants, dark plums, nice minerality and salinity, and planked cedar and chest nuts
Taste Flavor: ripe dark fruits and black currants, dark plums, nice minerality and salinity, and planked cedar and chest nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak Florentine, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Subtle integration of flavors and the wine revealed more complexity as it saw more time in the glass.

The Importer

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Tuscany Super Tuscan

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Super Tuscan is a term used to describe a costly red wines from Tuscany that usually contains international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Syrah. These wines are almost always red wines that do not conform to specific Tuscan wine laws; a 100% Merlot from Tuscany would be a Super Tuscan, for example. The current designation for these wines in Italy is IGT, meaning Indicazione Geografica Tipica.

The term was coined in the 1970s, as some of these wines were starting to emerge from Tuscany. The word super refers both to the quality - generally, this is the most expensive red wine a Tuscan producer will make - as well as the price, which is often very high, due to limited quality and believed quality.

Basically a Super Tuscan is a bit of an experiment; some of these trials work, as with Solaia from Antinori (primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with some Sangiovese), while others have not stood the test of time.