Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia Bolgheri Superiore 2015 750 ml • 2015 •

country: Italy / region: Tuscany / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / vintage: 2015 / sku: 31553382
The Wine Spectator   95 points Points
$75.99
DESCRIPTION:
Sondraia is made from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc, grown in the Via Bolgherese and Le Sondraie vineyards. Le Sondraie, after which the wine is named, is Poggio al Tesoro's largest vineyard and is prized for its magnesium- and iron-rich soils. Via Bolgherese is more densely planted and at a slightly higher elevation with soils of gravel, coarse red sand, and clay. Together, the grapes from these vineyards transform a textbook Bordeaux recipe into a distinct, delicious expression of Bolgheri-a new classic. Intense ruby red in color, Sondraia offers layered aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry, mocha, graphite, and a hint of sweet spice. On the palate, it is full-bodied and supple, with refined, soft tannins and a silky texture.

• Cabernet Sauvignon • Cabernet Franc • Merlot •
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRING:
Beef
Charcuterie-Cheese
Duck
Game
Lamb

Ratings

The Wine Spectator   95 points Points
WSThe Wine Spectator: 95 points points
Black currant, plum, herb, thyme and sweet spice aromas and flavors mesh seamlessly with the tight matrix of tannins in this expressive, complex red. Shows harmony, depth and length, but needs time to integrate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2036. 1,000 cases imported.