- Castello Di Bolgheri Superiore 2009 Product #28651 (In Stock)
The rare “Castello” named Italian winery that actually sits inside a castle – in this case a 16th Century monument built by the Counts of Gherardesca (the family that still owns the property today). The vineyards lie in the heart of Bolgheri, next-door to founding Super-Tuscan Sassicaia and around the corner from Ornellaia. This, the estate’s top wine, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot aged for about 16 months in French oak (20% new). It’s the rare Bolgheri blend that’s as admired in Italy (it earned the coveted Tre Bicchieri award from Gambero Rosso) as it is by International critics. And, it’s delicious right now even though it will improve for a decade more. At these prices, it’s a do not miss deal.
“I like the aromas of walnuts and blackberries with hints of coffee beans. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a delicious sweet berry aftertaste. Delicious now. But will improve with age in the bottle.” James Suckling 93 points
“The sweet black currant and black cherry fruit flavors are framed by cedar, licorice and saline mineral elements in this rich, supple red. Displays plenty of structure, with the firm tannins buried by ample flesh. Fine length. Best from 2014 through 2024. 1,650 cases made.”Wine Spectator 93 points