2007 Brancaia Ilatraia

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS 96
  • WA 92
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 2007 Brancaia Ilatraia

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2009
Currant blackberry mint and licorice aromas lead to a full-bodied palate with a solid core of beautiful ripe opulent fruit and polished tannins. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese and Petit... Currant blackberry mint and licorice aromas lead to a full-bodied palate with a solid core of beautiful ripe opulent fruit and polished tannins. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. Best after 2012. 3500 cases made.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2010
The 2007 Ilatraia is awesome. Black cherries violets minerals mocha spices and French oak are some of the nuances that flow from this round enveloping wine. Today the 2007 Ilatraia is quite intense dark and brooding... The 2007 Ilatraia is awesome. Black cherries violets minerals mocha spices and French oak are some of the nuances that flow from this round enveloping wine. Today the 2007 Ilatraia is quite intense dark and brooding. While the richness of the fruit makes the wine delicious today it will be even better in a few years. Ilatraia is Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese and Petit Verdot from vineyards in Maremma that spent 18 months in French oak. The warmth and sheer volume of Maremma comes through in spades in this vintage which is among the finest I have tasted of this relatively young bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027. -Antonio Galloni
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2010
Fully saturated inky ruby. Superripe blackberry coffee liqueur and plum jam aromas convey an almost decadent quality. Supple sweet and densely packed with savory and floral notes adding interest to the smooth rich berry... Fully saturated inky ruby. Superripe blackberry coffee liqueur and plum jam aromas convey an almost decadent quality. Supple sweet and densely packed with savory and floral notes adding interest to the smooth rich berry flavors and ripe harmonious acidity giving shape and energy to the wine. Finishes with big broad tannins and notes of milk chocolate and licorice that coat the entire palate. Another very well-made modern-style wine that lays on wave after wave of sweet low-acid chocolatey-ripe fruit. Not my idea of wine I want to enjoy at dinner but it will undoubtedly appeal to many.
JJB 94
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, March 2010
A lovely perfumed nose of lavender dark cherries and just a hint toasty oak adding depth and complexity. Very inviting. On the palate the dark purple fruits of blackberry and black cherry are carried along on soft... A lovely perfumed nose of lavender dark cherries and just a hint toasty oak adding depth and complexity. Very inviting. On the palate the dark purple fruits of blackberry and black cherry are carried along on soft almost velvety tannins- more new world in style than classic Italian. The wine lingers on the finish with notes of wildflowers and brighter red fruits for what feels like minutes. This was one of the top wines in a large lineup- another excellent release from Brancaia.