2005 Brancaia Il Blu

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 93
  • WA 92
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2005 Brancaia Il Blu

WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, October 2009
Everyone loves a wine like this: The aromas are soft penetrating and remind you of chocolate fudge spice espresso and black currents. There's precision and a careful balance here between softness and power. The tannins... Everyone loves a wine like this: The aromas are soft penetrating and remind you of chocolate fudge spice espresso and black currents. There's precision and a careful balance here between softness and power. The tannins are supple and smooth yet the wine extends deeply throughout the palate. -M.L. (10/31/2009) -93
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2008
The flagship 2005 Il Blu 50% Sangiovese 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon spent 20 months in French oak. Crushed flowers raspberries and sweet toasted oak waft from the glass as this beautiful wine reveals its feminine... The flagship 2005 Il Blu 50% Sangiovese 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon spent 20 months in French oak. Crushed flowers raspberries and sweet toasted oak waft from the glass as this beautiful wine reveals its feminine personality. The red fruit turns darker on the palate where leather and spice overtones add further complexity. Although the 2005 doesn't have the sheer opulence of the 2004 it does offer terrific balance in a smaller-scaled style with well-integrated tannins notable persistence and commendable balance. This is a very strong effort from Brancaia. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2007
Subtle yet complex aromas of mineral currant and blackberry. Full-bodied with fine tannins and a caressing finish. Not a big wine but balanced and refined. Sangiovese Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2009. 4100... Subtle yet complex aromas of mineral currant and blackberry. Full-bodied with fine tannins and a caressing finish. Not a big wine but balanced and refined. Sangiovese Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2009. 4100 cases made. –JS