2007 Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro Il Bosco

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • WA 94
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2007 Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro Il Bosco

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2010
There's lovely structure to this subtle rich Syrah that gives so much in texture and beauty. Full yet polished and refined. Chewy and powerful on the finish. Says Côte-Rôtie in Italian. Best after 2012. 1585 cases made. -JS
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2010
The 2007 Syrah Il Bosco is marvelously focused and centered in its dark red fruit. With time in the glass layers of tobacco earthiness and minerals emerge adding complexity nuance and pedigree. The long perfumed finish is... The 2007 Syrah Il Bosco is marvelously focused and centered in its dark red fruit. With time in the glass layers of tobacco earthiness and minerals emerge adding complexity nuance and pedigree. The long perfumed finish is exceptionally elegant within the context of a fairly powerful style. New oak adds considerable volume richness and also an element of sweetness that needs time to integrate. Still it is a sublime beautiful wine of exquisite finesse. This is a fabulous effort from D'Alessandro. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027. -Antonio Galloni
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2010
Dark ruby. Gorgeous syrah-typical aromas of black plum macerated in alcohol and dried herbs with pretty nuances of pepper and smoky grilled bacon. Then rich fleshy and sweet on the palate with similar flavors to the... Dark ruby. Gorgeous syrah-typical aromas of black plum macerated in alcohol and dried herbs with pretty nuances of pepper and smoky grilled bacon. Then rich fleshy and sweet on the palate with similar flavors to the aromas and a persistent balsamic finish. The tannins really build on the back but there's so much ripe fruit that this wine never turns dry or austere. Unquestionably the best Il Bosco ever if in a distinctly high-octane style. It's safe to say that nobody in Italy is making better syrah today than Massimo D'Alessandro who must be credited for having been the first to grasp Cortona's great potential for this variety. -Ian D'Agata