2005 Brancaia Ilatraia

Out of stock

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 92
  • WA 91

Reviews for 2005 Brancaia Ilatraia

WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2007
Aromas of blackberry and mineral with hints of fresh herbs. Full-bodied with soft tannins and a long caressing finish. Balanced and pretty. Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. Best after 2009. 2750 cases made. -JS
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2008
Tasting the 2005 Ilatraia next to Il Blu provides a fascinating contrast between the wines of Maremma in the case of the former and Chianti Classico in the case of the latter. The Ilatria shows the greater volume and... Tasting the 2005 Ilatraia next to Il Blu provides a fascinating contrast between the wines of Maremma in the case of the former and Chianti Classico in the case of the latter. The Ilatria shows the greater volume and depth that makes the wines from Maremma so appealing. This French oak-aged blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Sangiovese and 10% Petit Verdot is sweet and generous on the palate where dark fruit leather spices espresso and toasted oak come together in a very harmonious wine with well-integrated tannins and lovely balance. This doesn't look to be a wine destined for a long life so it is best enjoyed over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015.
JJB 90
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, November 2009
Medium ruby red core with a brillaint red rim. Anm attractive nose of red plum and black cherry framed by sage cedar and oak. A nice herbal component hints at the major varietal used in this wine (Cabernet Sauvignon). ... Medium ruby red core with a brillaint red rim. Anm attractive nose of red plum and black cherry framed by sage cedar and oak. A nice herbal component hints at the major varietal used in this wine (Cabernet Sauvignon). Floral armoas (rose and violet) also present on the nose from the get-go. Elegant on the palate and not too heavy in terms of tannin structure in the mid palate. The tannins really begin to show on the finish. It shows both earthy characteristics as well and some nice dark fruits. Long yet refined on the finish. This is a Super Tuscan for Cab lovers!!!