Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore 2015
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri|
A delightful nose of creme de cassis, hot stones and crushed violets and spices. Full body, chewy and super polished tannins and a long finish, which really takes off thanks to electric acidity. An essay in balance and depth. Best ever. Puts Argentiera with the best of the best in Tuscany. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc.
Sleek and elegant, featuring black currant, violet, iron, licorice, olive, tobacco and spice flavors. Deftly balanced, picking up rosemary, juniper and pine accents as this plays out on the long, cohesive finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2042.
The 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Argentiera shows a lot of fullness and generosity, with depth. The texture is wonderfully soft and velvety. It has a beautiful richness to it, with notes of chocolate, spice and dark fruit. This Bolgheri blend is beaming with warm sunshine from within with integrated tannins and mild freshness. My advice, however, is to skip immediately forward to the stunning 2016 vintage—or try both. I tasted this vintage within the context of a mini vertical that included 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 (all vintages that have previously been published).