Tenuta San Leonardo, San Leonardo 750ml 2013Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige
The wines are more akin to Bordeaux than Bolgheri with their balance and purity. San Leonardo’s owner Marchese Carlo Guerrieri Gonzaga, a rare example of a professionally-trained aristocrat-oenologist in the era, spent time at Tenuta San Guido back in the 1960s and subsequently employed the same legendary consultant, Giacomo Tachis, as Sassicaia for a time.
Located midway between Verona and Trento, with the Dolomites serving as an imposing backdrop, this lovingly-tended 300 hectares include manicured lawns, parkland, a stunning villa, museum, the original Roman road to Austria and a cellar to rival any Bordeaux chateau. ‘Claret incarnate ‘ writes Jancis, San Leonardo could easily pass as Cru Classé with the ability to ages 2 or 3 decades.
'Juniper and sage notes are an aromatic entry point to this polished, medium- to full-bodied red, which effortlessly folds sculpted tannins with flavors of currant, smoky espresso, iron and spice box. Fresh and focused without being overbearing or weighty. The lightly chewy finish echoes the mineral, herb and spice accents. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot. Drink now through 2028.' – Wine Spectator, 93/100
|Drink To||Drink or cellar|
|Producer||Tenuta San Leonardo|
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