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Podere Prospero Bolgheri 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
DC
94
JS
93
WS
92
WA
91
Additional vintages
2018 2016
DC
94
Rated 94 by Decanter
Pepper, clove, ash and slightly stalky nose with beautiful flavours of cassis, plum, mint and spice. Long, plush finish. (Silver) - DWWA 2019 ... More details
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Podere Prospero Bolgheri 2016 750ml

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Professional Ratings
DC
94
JS
93
WS
92
WA
91
DC
94
Rated 94 by Decanter
Pepper, clove, ash and slightly stalky nose with beautiful flavours of cassis, plum, mint and spice. Long, plush finish. (Silver) - DWWA 2019
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
A very refined Bolgheri expression with dark cherries, blueberries, cedar and spices, plus hints of iodine and licorice. Tight yet juicy tannins with a good helping of fruit that’s balanced out by some nice acidity. Drink in 2020.
WS
92
Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
Ripe, bursting with aromas and flavors of plum, black cherry preserves and violet. Accents of wild herbs and tobacco seep in as this winds down on the dusty finish. Firm tannins emerge in the end. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2028. 250 cases made, 50 cases imported.
WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
There are distant notes of dark spice and tar in the 2016 Bolgheri Rosso. Otherwise, this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc delivers loads of bold cherry and dried blackberry fruit. The fruit is dark and inky in color. The drinking window on this Bolgheri should be on the near or medium-term side. Some 4,800 bottles were made.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
Additional vintages
2018 2016
Overview
Rated 94 - Pepper, clove, ash and slightly stalky nose with beautiful flavours of cassis, plum, mint and spice. Long, plush finish. (Silver) - DWWA 2019
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Region: Tuscany

The beautiful region of Tuscany has been associated with wine production for almost three thousand years, and as such is one of the oldest and most highly respected wine producing regions in the world. The hot, sunny climate supports quite a wide range of grapes, but the grape varietals most widely grown across this large region are Sangiovese and Vernaccia, both of which are used in the production of Tuscany's most distinctive red and white wines. Cabernet Sauvignon and other imported grape varietals have also flourished there for over two hundred years, but it wasn't until the 1970's and the rise of the 'Super Tuscans' that they were widely used, when the fine wineries of the region began experimenting with Bordeaux style red wines to great effect.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.
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Region: Tuscany

The beautiful region of Tuscany has been associated with wine production for almost three thousand years, and as such is one of the oldest and most highly respected wine producing regions in the world. The hot, sunny climate supports quite a wide range of grapes, but the grape varietals most widely grown across this large region are Sangiovese and Vernaccia, both of which are used in the production of Tuscany's most distinctive red and white wines. Cabernet Sauvignon and other imported grape varietals have also flourished there for over two hundred years, but it wasn't until the 1970's and the rise of the 'Super Tuscans' that they were widely used, when the fine wineries of the region began experimenting with Bordeaux style red wines to great effect.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.