Lots of dark fruit in this wine with a mineral and black licorice character. Full body, with chewy yet polished tannins and long, long finish. This is rich, powerful and balanced. Extremely well made from a top producer in Montalcino. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese. Better in 2015.
“Argiano’s 2010 Suolo, a selection of the estate’s best Sangiovese, is striking. Juicy red cherries, freshly cut flowers and mint are woven together with impeccable precision and clarity. Finely sculpted and gorgeous, the 2010 impresses for its overall balance and class. This is a great example of Montalcino Sangiovese in a top-notch year. The firm tannins will require a measure of patience, but there is little doubt the 2010 is an utterly captivating, thrilling bottle of wine. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030.” - Antonio Galloni
“Argiano’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino graces the palate with serious depth. An unusually big, rich wine for Argiano, the 2008 is concentrated, yet carries its weight with considerable grace.
Tobacco, smoke, licorice, menthol and savory herbs all add complexity on the structured finish. This is a rare 2008 Brunello that will require at least a few years in the cellar. The 2008 spent two years in barrel followed by a year in cement prior to being bottled.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2023.”
“The 2010 Solengo shows the pedigree of this great vintage.
Violets, tar, smoke, licorice and plums burst from the glass. Vibrantly nuanced and beautifully articulated, the 2010 impresses for its striking balance and refined, sophisticated personality. This is one of the very best Solengos I can remember tasting.
The style is rich and highly expressive, but with no excess weight. In 2010, Solengo is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot, 20% Merlot and 10% Syrah. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. ” Antonio Galloni