Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Tenuta Di Trinoro
Country: Italy Region: Tuscany
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(WA=94) Deep garnet colored, the nose begins with vague whiffs of sweaty saddles and barnyard that only slightly mar the otherwise alluring aromas of warm cassis, stewed plums, raspberry preserves, dark chocolate and a touch of bay leaf. Led by structure, the palate is crisp with medium to firm, very finely grained tannins offset by fleshy fruit layered with savory flavors into the long finish.
(AG=93) The 1997 Tenuta di Trinoro (60% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot) is a phenomenal effort for a first wine. Tasted from magnum, it still shows a deeply saturated color, with a superb nose that is followed by opulent layers of jammy ripe fruit, chocolate, cassis, menthol and sweet toasted oak. Ample and full-bodied on the palate, it is absolutely irresistible. The warm vintage produced a deeply concentrated, powerful wine that promises to drink well for another 10-15 years, even if it doesn't quite posses the detail of the very finest vintages. Although Tenuta di Trinoro was produced in 1995 and 1996, the first commercial release was the 1997.
(WS=93) The Tuscan answer to new-wave St.-Emilions. A wine loaded with big, velvety tannins and ripe fruit. Full-bodied and chewy, with a long plum and cherry aftertaste. Very impressive. Best after 2002.