2019 Caiarossa Toscana
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2019 Caiarossa Toscana

Tuscany, ITALY
$120. 00
$1440.00 Dozen
Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2029-2031)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Caiarossa is an original blend of 7 different varieties harmoniously put together to reflect the complexity of its outstanding terroir; Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon make the majority of the blend. The estate is made up of a variety of vineyards (which have been managed following organic and biodynamic principles since 1998) specifically tailored according to differences in soil, altitude and exposure. Caiarossa - since 2004 - has been part of the Albada Jelgersma family, which also owns the historic Chateau Giscours in Margaux.

Dense midnight black heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Delightful red to black currant and dark cherry aromas rise from the glass complimented by hints of liquorice, vanillin cedar, earthy tobacco characters, dried herbs and spice. Rich, amply powered and bold yet wonderfully structured, the medium to full bodied palate is engulfed with blackcurrant and dark cherry fruits that are held within a robust tannin framework. Infusions of dried herbs, earthy cedar, tobacco and spice add complexity. Finishes dry and firm with loads of red to dark fruit lingering through the long sturdy aftertaste.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews....
This is an intense, full-bodied yet very well-balanced and polished red with velvety, firm and caressing tannins. Ripe black plums, blueberries, chocolate, mocha, sweet spice and dried lavender. Some oyster shells, too. Layered and full of character. Creamy at the end from the polished tannins. 26% syrah, 24% cabernet franc, 23% merlot, 14% cabernet sauvignon, 7% petit verdot, 4% sangiovese and 2% grenache. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink from 2026.
96 points
James Suckling

The Caiarossa 2019 Caiarossa is a complex blend featuring Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah and Alicante from vineyard sites across this beautiful property in the high hills off the Tuscan coast. This organic and biodynamic wine is full and generous to the palate, yet it never feels heavy or too extracted. The wine is balanced and fresh with thick layers of dark fruit, crushed stone, tobacco and exotic spice. Drink: 2023 - 2045.
95 points
Monica Larner – Wine Advocate

Richly scented plums and black cherries on the nose. Weighty and full in the mouth but smooth and soft, the fine tannins well integrated and supporting the bright strawberry, creamy red cherry and plum fruit flavours. Tannins give a chalky texture to the palate, gently supporting the fruit which has a subtle toasted spice to the finish. I love the acidity, the intensity of the sweet yet full fruit at the beginning, a smoky spiced element to the mid palate and a mineral tinged - wet stone, saline finish. Still feels very youthful. Under the same ownership as Château Giscours in Bordeaux. Blend completed after malolactic fermentation and aged for 14 months in barriques (30% new), then rests for six months in concrete tanks before being bottled. A blend of Syrah (26%), Cabernet Franc (24%), Merlot (23%) Cabernet Sauvignon (14%), Petit Verdot (7%), Sangiovese (4%) and Grenache (2%). Axel Marchal consultant.
93 points
Georgina Hindle - Decanter