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    Brancaia Il Blu 2008
    Other Red Blends - Tuscany, Italy

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    • JS93
    • WS92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 James Suckling, 92 Wine Spectator, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 120063

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2008 Il Blu is an elegant, refined wine with lovely blueberry and blackberry aromas, leading to flavors of chocolate, blackberry and currant on the palate. Crafted with grapes from two of the estate vineyards, Brancaia Estate and Poppi Vineyard, this full-bodied blend has silky tannins and a long, lingering finish.

    Blend: 50% Sangiovese, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

    Critical Acclaim:

    A big and juicy wine, with blackberries, dark chocolate and spices. Full bodied, with soft and velvety tannins with an intense finish. Rich red.

    93 Points
    James Suckling

    Aromas of black cherry, black currant and herbs carry through to the palate, along with cherry and raspberry flavors. Balanced and firm, with a touch of oak and a long finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2013 through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2008 Il Blu hits the palate with a blast of dark fruit but then loses much of its intensity on the mid-palate. Dark red fruit and flowers linger on the finish. The 2008 shows good balance but is a far cry from some of the recent vintages that have been superb. This mid-weight, accessible Il Blu is best enjoyed in its youth. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    anthony montemuro (1/3/2013)
    Bit of let down compared to the incredible 2007. Buy comparison this was a bit one dimentional. Nice flavor profile just not worth the money.

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