Brancaia Il Blu 2010
Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Il Blu is 50% Sangiovese with some Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in oak for up to 20 months. This gorgeous wine shows incredible seamlessness with smooth aromas of cherry and blackberry that fold neatly into savory tones of spice and leather. The quality of the winemaking is impeccable. Il Blu is especially profound in the mouth, where it shows supple tannins and long persistency. It boasts integrated acidity and well-managed tannins. The 2010 vintage shows youthful, nervous energy that bodes well for its future evolution.
Wine SpectatorLean, with cherry, cedar and pepper flavors accented by spice notes. Balanced toward the tannins, with a lightly astringent and firm finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases imported.
Wine EnthusiastA blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this opens with aromas of charred earth, game and a funky whiff of barnyard. The evolved palate offers dried black cherries, prune, coffee, clove, oak and licorice alongside fleeting but astringent tannins.