Tenuta di Trinoro Le Cupole 2017


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“A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, the 2017 Le Cupole is a gorgeous wine with thick, dark intensity and a sense of bright energy nonetheless. The wine pours from the bottle with midnight darkness. The bouquet offers soft, ripe and opulent fruit, but considering the heat and the drought associated with this vintage, the fruit is expertly managed. There are no jammy overtones or overtly ripe aromas as I had expected, and the tannins are velvety and subdued. Serve it alongside a gnocchi alla chiantigiana (with tomato, ground beef, garlic, pecorino and sage). Drink: 2019-2030. 93 points

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (09/19)