2016 Castello di Volpaia Balifico Vino da Tavola
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2016 Castello di Volpaia Balifico Vino da Tavola
  • VN 94
  • WS 94
  • JS 93
  • W&S 93

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Reg: $69.94

$54.94

In Stock: 14 btls
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ETA: Pending

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VN 94
Vinous, August 2019
The 2016 Balifico, Volpaia's blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, shows the estate at its very best. Espresso grilled herbs, plum, licorice, leather, menthol and spice open up effortlessly in a beautiful, resonant...   The 2016 Balifico, Volpaia's blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, shows the estate at its very best. Espresso grilled herbs, plum, licorice, leather, menthol and spice open up effortlessly in a beautiful, resonant wine loaded with personality and sheer class. The tannins need time to soften, but there is plenty to like. -- Antonio Galloni  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, January 2019
A rich, fluid style, boasting black cherry, black currant, violet and leather flavors. Supple, yet firmly structured, with dense tannins emerging on the long finish. This needs a year or two to come together fully and...   A rich, fluid style, boasting black cherry, black currant, violet and leather flavors. Supple, yet firmly structured, with dense tannins emerging on the long finish. This needs a year or two to come together fully and should age beautifully. Best from 2021 through 2035. 1,833 cases made, 125 cases imported. — BS  
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, September 2017
(92-93) A firm and silky red with blackberry and blueberry character. Medium to full body, fine and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Finesse as always. A blend of sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon.
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits, February 2020
From 20- to 25-year-old vines planted in the sandstone soils of Volpaia’s Balifico vineyard, this marries sangiovese’s bright red-cherry flavors with the dark, leafy tannins of cabernet sauvignon (35 percent of the...   From 20- to 25-year-old vines planted in the sandstone soils of Volpaia’s Balifico vineyard, this marries sangiovese’s bright red-cherry flavors with the dark, leafy tannins of cabernet sauvignon (35 percent of the blend). The wine aged in French oak barrels for 18 months, gaining subtle spice notes and pleasant savory tones.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML