Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2016 Caiarossa "Caiarossa" Toscana (OWC - 97JS, 96RP, 93WS) in original wood. James Suckling: "Very complex aromas of crushed berries, yet the fresh herbs, dried berries, sandalwood and Spanish cedar add complexity and brightness. Full-bodied with tannins that melt into the wine. Savory." (04/2019)
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2016 Caiarossa "Caiarossa" Toscana (qty: 6)
Very complex aromas of crushed berries, yet the fresh herbs, dried berries, sandalwood and Spanish cedar add complexity and brightness. Full-bodied with tannins that melt into the wine. Savory.
This wine is a blend of seven grapes—42% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 15.5% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 4.5% Sangiovese and 1% Alicante. This vintage sees a slightly higher percentage of Cabernet Franc than usual, but I am told that the 2018 edition will see more Syrah instead. The bouquet presents a beautiful first wave of dark fruit that pushes the limits of ripeness but remains safely within the realm of elegance. The aromas are balanced and focused with blackberry, cassis, and light touches of salty or rusty mineral. The wine is not too constructed or big in the mouth, rather is shows a delicate level of elegances that absolutely seals the deal. (ML)
Dark and brooding, this red delivers blackberry, cassis, violet, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors, set on a dense frame. Youthful and fresh, with a firm structure and a long, saturated finish of dark fruit. (BS)
Brooding richness on the nose with an undertow of sweet oak, but really attractively done. Tightly packed dark-fruit palate that is not overtly sweet and bags of powdery tannins. Long yet not heavy and not ready yet. 17.5/20 points (WS)