Argentiera Villa Donoratico 2016
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri|
Another 40/30/20/10 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, the 2016 Bolgheri Rosso Villa Donoratico is a sophisticated wine that is full-bodied, with dark concentration and thickness. It has a nice fullness to it, with big, dark fruit. The Villa Donoratico plays its best cards in the mouth, as its texture is very rich and seductive. There is a touch of richness on the tannins, which still need to relax. You also get snap or crunchiness on close.
A balanced and delicious red with currant, cherry and chocolate character. Hints of spice. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a beautiful finish. Linear and long. Pretty now as a young wine but better in 2020.
Beefy and dense, this red delivers plum, black cherry, sweet spice and graphite flavors on a base of dusty tannins. A bit chunky and ends on the tannic side, yet there is a lot to like here. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2021 through 2035.
Showing a thick and well-concentrated consistency, the 2015 Bolgheri Rosso Villa Donoratico is a hearty and bold creation. Cabernet aromas of green spice and dark blackberry are the most evident. After those you get sweeter, oak-driven aromas of tobacco and exotic spice. The mouthfeel is robust and supported by firm tannins. This is one of those quintessential red meat wines. The blend here sees 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. You get very good value here.
Aromas of tilled soil, black plum and cedar lead the nose. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it has a dense palate that evokes prune, licorice and clove alongside polished tannins.