2016 Le Cinciole Camalaione

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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VN 95 JS 92
VN 95

Vinous, September 2020

The 2016 Camalaione is a worthy follow up to the 2015. For Camalaione, proprietors Luca Orsini and Valeria Viganò blend Cabernet Sauvignon with Syrah and Merlot, an approach that works so well here. The 2016 is...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, July 2021

Currant, berry and black-cherry character here, which you might expect, as this is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, syrah and merlot. The same, pristine black fruit on the palate, too, with floral, citrus and mineral...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Le Cinciole Camalaione is a remarkable red wine hailing from the esteemed region of Tuscany, Italy. This proprietary blend showcases the expertise of the esteemed producers, Le Cinciole, who have masterfully combined Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot grapes to create a truly exceptional wine.

In the glass, the wine exhibits a deep, inky red color that immediately captivates the eye. The nose is filled with a mesmerizing bouquet of inky dark fruit, spice, new leather, licorice, menthol, and dried herbs. With a bit of aeration, these aromas intensify and evolve, enticing the senses with their complexity and allure.

On the palate, the 2016 Camalaione embodies elegance and finesse. Silky and sleek, it reveals layers of ripe black currants, berries, and black cherries, showcasing the classic characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon. These flavors are complemented by subtle floral, citrus, and mineral nuances, adding depth and dimension to the wine's profile.

The wine's mid-weight structure is impeccably balanced, with fine tannins that contribute to its overall smoothness and refinement. With an alcohol content of 15.0%, this wine possesses a notable presence and a long, lingering finish that leaves a lasting impression.

Renowned wine critics have also recognized the excellence of the 2016 Camalaione. Antonio Galloni of Vinous awarded it an impressive score of 95 points, praising its alluring nature and noting its potential for further development. James Suckling, another esteemed critic, awarded it 92 points, acknowledging its pristine black fruit flavors and predicting its aging potential.

This wine is a true gem, showcasing the artistry and dedication of Le Cinciole. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few years, the 2016 Le Cinciole Camalaione is sure to delight wine enthusiasts with its elegance, complexity, and undeniable charm.