Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet, Merlot
Held at the winery for 10 years after harvest, the 2008 Caburnio from Tenuta Monteti is a very special bottling - not to be missed!
This is not the Caburnio you see today, the 2008 was the last vintage of Caburnio made in a similar style as its brother, Monteti. The winery found with having two wines showcasing similar character, was leaving their customers confused as the difference between the two. The winery has always said that Caburnio is their "other, not its second, wine" but felt they could be honouring their terroir and winemaking efforts with more style variation between their two wines.
Grab a few of these bottles as this recipe will never be repeated, plus it's been perfectly cellared at the winery! Ready to drink and indulge your senses today, but could hold up for another couple of years in your cellar, should you have the patience!
From the producer:
An excellent year. The vines enjoyed vigorous vegetation and phenological phases within the norm. The buds appeared in the second half of March, after a dry, mild winter. The spring was rainy, especially during budding. The temperatures in summer were particularly high, interrupted by occasional rainfall. The harvest was slowed down by some rain, which was soon cleared by a nice northerly wind in the last ten days of September, which brought cool air and sunshine. The harvest, which was completed on the 9th of October, made it possible for us to dedicate grapes with well-balanced sugar concentration, freshness and aromatic intensity to Caburnio. The final blend has body and smoothness that are well supported by an outstanding acid base and fine tannins, elements which convey an excellent balance to the wine."
92/100, THE WINE ADVOCATE
The 2008 Caburnio is one of the very best wines from Tuscany in its price range. Espresso, mocha, sweet grilled herbs and plums wrap around the palate in this deep, inviting wine. Hints of licorice, crushed flowers, tobacco and new leather add complexity on the striking, nuanced finish. Caburnio is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Alicante-Bouschet and 20% Merlot aged partly in oak and partly in steel.
91/100, WINE SPECTATOR
Marked by sweet black cherry flavors, this red also evokes cedar, lead pencil and floral notes. Fresh and firm, with fine balance and a lingering aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante and Merlot. Best from 2013 through 2022.
Vibrant ruby red, showing a brickish hue on the rim.
"Perfumes of mature fruit, blackberry and plum." - Guida Deumilavini
"Marked by sweet black cherry flavors, this red also evokes cedar, lead pencil and floral notes. Fresh and firm, with fine balance and a lingering aftertaste." B. Sanderson, Wine Spectator
Lamb shanks braised in red wine, osso buco, creamy risotto, firm aged cheeses - are just a few things we would love to eat while sipping Cabrunio!