2018 Castello di Volpaia Balifico Vino da Tavola

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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VN 96 WS 95 JS 94
VN 96

Vinous, September 2021

The 2018 Balifico, Volpaia's Sangiovese/ Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is fabulous. Rich and inky, the 2018 offers up a compelling mélange of dark berry fruit, dark spice, licorice and espresso. I especially admire the wine's...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, October 2021

Alluring violet, black currant and black cherry fruit introduces this seductive red, with firm, pointed tannins and vivid acidity providing structure as this glides to a lingering, detailed finish. Sangiovese and Cabernet...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, November 2019

(93-94 points) A wine with depth and a center palate of pure, ripe fruit. Raspberries and blueberries galore. Ripe and polished tannins. Solid finish.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Castello di Volpaia Balifico Vino da Tavola, a remarkable red wine hailing from the illustrious region of Tuscany, Italy. This proprietary blend showcases the winemaking prowess of Castello di Volpaia, a producer known for their commitment to crafting exceptional wines that embody the essence of their terroir.

In the glass, this wine reveals a captivating ruby hue that glimmers with elegance and sophistication. The nose is greeted by a bouquet of alluring aromas, with notes of ripe raspberries and blueberries taking center stage. These luscious fruits unfold with each swirl, captivating the senses and inviting you to delve deeper into the glass.

On the palate, the 2018 Balifico truly shines, displaying a depth and complexity that is a testament to its craftsmanship. Pure, ripe fruit flavors of black currant and black cherry dance harmoniously, creating a symphony of taste that is both vibrant and seductive. The wine's polished tannins lend a velvety texture, while its solid finish leaves a lasting impression.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 94 points, praising its depth and the abundance of ripe fruit. Wine Spectator also lauds its allure, awarding it a remarkable score of 95 points. They note the presence of violet, black currant, and black cherry flavors, as well as its firm tannins and vivid acidity, which provide structure and balance. Vinous joins in the chorus of acclaim, awarding the 2018 Balifico an outstanding score of 96 points. They describe it as rich and inky, with a captivating blend of dark berry fruit, dark spice, licorice, and espresso. The wine's textural richness is particularly admired, and its longevity is predicted.

With a closure of cork and an alcohol percentage of 14.5%, this red wine is a true treasure to behold. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for years to come, the 2018 Castello di Volpaia Balifico Vino da Tavola is an exceptional expression of the Tuscan terroir that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on any wine lover fortunate enough to experience its splendor.