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2017 Tenute del Cabreo ‘Cabreo Il Borgo’


2017 Tenute del Cabreo ‘Cabreo Il Borgo’

On Sale: $39.94  (was: $54.94)*

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There’s just something about the combination of Sangiovese and Cabernet that seems like it was meant to be. Lightning struck when Super Tuscan classics like Tignanello figured out that Sangiovese’s bright cherry fruit and herbs marry perfectly with Cabernet’s deeper structure and polished texture.

While Super Tuscans heavyweights like Tignanello are generally north of $100, this 94pt example from Tenute del Cabreo manages to check all the boxes at a much more reasonable price. At over 25% off, this is a strong deal for an affordable Super Tuscan from this warm and charming vintage, and it will repay dividends for well over a decade!

Cabreo sits in the higher elevation hills of Greve in Chianti, where ideal growing conditions for both Sangiovese and Cabernet overlap, and their flagship is a powerful yet polished Tuscan red that is tailor-made for a grilled steak. The Folonari family are “one of Tuscany's most important wine families” (Wine Spectator) and the force behind well known classics like Nozzole and Ruffino, but Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari have struck out on their own with this higher-end property.

The estate has been in the family for decades, and despite the sub $40 price tag, is one of their top wines. This wonderfully layered and full bodied Super-Tuscan should pair perfectly with classic recipes like bistecca and white beans, or a hearty ragu. Cheers!

94 points, Wine Spectator: "Rich and polished, this shows a light hand with new oak. Black cherry, plum, blackberry, iron, vanilla, coffee and tobacco flavors mingle, supported by lively acidity and dense, refined tannins. Balanced and long. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2022 through 2036."

93 points, James Suckling: "Dried berries, cherries, chocolate and walnuts. It’s medium to full-bodied with lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Juicy consistency."

*Offer publication date February 1, 2022. Pricing and availability subject to change.