Argiano Solengo Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy 2015

Argiano Solengo Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy 2015

49.50

Argiano Solengo, a great Super Tuscan, is the creation of the internationally acclaimed oenologist Giacomo Tachis, “father of Italian Wine”, who developed top-quality, long lived wines like Sassicaia, Tignanello and Solaia and this Solengo, that took the wine world by storm.

Solengo 2015 is a modern, well-balanced and full-bodied wine. It is deep, dark purple in colour with a bouquet of ripe fruit, such as blackcurrants and blackberries, with a hint of toasted oak. It is smooth on the palate, with a great concentration of excellent fruit, nicely balanced with delicate, soft tannins. The structure and complexity in the mouth are outstanding, tempered by excellent tannic extracts. This high-profile blend has evident Mediterranean characteristics and a sunny nature. Its grace and delicacy mean that it can be drunk while young, yet it also has a remarkable ageing capacity.

Drink 2019 - 2030

(€66 / liter)

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AWARDS AND REVIEWS

97 Points, James Suckling - Fantastic aromas of flowers such as violets and roses with dark purple fruits and hints of stones, too. Full body with ultra-fine tannins and a long and linear finish. This is a return to the great Solengos of the mid-1990s. The best since 1997. Drinkable now but better in 2020.

95 Points, Monica Larner for Robert Parker - Argiano has been doing terrific work lately with this historic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot, Syrah and Merlot. The 2015 Solengo is especially exuberant, concentrated and dark in this warm and sunny vintage. The previous vintage (2014) is perhaps more veiled and subtle, whereas this wine plays its cards in an immediate and upfront manner. It shows confidence and determination. This is a softly enriched red wine with black fruit, dried blackberry aromas, exotic spice, savory smoke and cured tobacco.


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