Wines : Red Wine : Italy : 2016 Solengo IGT, Tenuta di Argiano, Montalcino DOUBLE MAGNUM 300cl

2016 Solengo IGT, Tenuta di Argiano, Montalcino DOUBLE MAGNUM 300cl

2016 Solengo IGT, Tenuta di Argiano, Montalcino DOUBLE MAGNUM 300cl

Stock Description

Stock due in mid February

Tasting Notes

James Suckling 98-99/100
This is a fantastic red with balance and intensity. Full-bodied, deep and balanced. Shows beautiful harmony and class. Happy to taste this! A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah. JamesSuckling.com, September 2017

Monica Larner 95+/100
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Petit Verdot (25%), Merlot (20%) and Sangiovese (5%), the 2016 Solengo is a terrific wine and I enjoyed my sample down to the very last drop that I coaxed from the bottle with happy enthusiasm. This is a full-bodied red (but not in an exaggerated manner) with plump and fruit-forward aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, plum, spice and sweet tobacco. The wine is balanced with excellent depth and mouthfeel momentum. I highly recommend this wine from both the 2015 and 2016 vintages, which are both terrific. Some 25,000 bottles were made. Wine Advocate, January 2019

Property Information

Argiano’s history dates back to 1580, when the Pecci family of Siena began the construction of a magnificent villa, complete with vast cellars. In 1967, Argiano, which is the south west quarter of the Brunello appellation, was one of the founder members of the Consorzio di Brunello. In 1992 Contessa Noemi Marone Cinzano bought the estate, and engaged the world-famous Giacomo Tachis (the creator of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Solaia) as consultant oenologist. It was he who launched Argiano’s Super Tuscan, Solengo. Under his guidance, too, the Sangiovese vineyards were extended and the cellars modernised. In 2013, André Esteves, a Brazilian financier bought Argiano. Since then, he has provided funds for a massive updating of the entire estate. New cellars have been built, the villa is undergoing an extensive renovation programme and the vineyards have been mapped into six separate zones by the acclaimed Chilean terroir consultant, Pedro Parra. In consequence of the switch to organic methods, the bee population has soared throughout the estate, which covers 125 hectares, 70 of which are under vine.

Solengo was the brainchild of the legendary winemaker and father of Super Tuscan wines, Giacomo Tachis. The first vintage was 1995. James Sucking gave the 2015 97 points, and made it one of his top wines of 2017. Solengo, by the way, means solitary wild boar in Tuscan, and describes perfectly the regal, powerful, self-confident beast that lurks within each.

1 bottle

£215.00 
Discounted Price:
£190.00  3L (£158.33 ex. VAT)
You Save: £25.00 (11%)
Unit Size: 3L
Product Code: 97726
In Stock: 2
Availability: Unavailable to order online - If you would like to purchase this wine, please call 01275 434980 or email info@dbmwines.co.uk
Occasion: Special occasion
Wine for the Cellar
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Country: Italy
Unit Size: 3L
Drinking: 2020 - 2030
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