Volpaia Balifico Toscana 2016

Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
AG 94
WS 94
JS 92-93
14.0% ABV
Item # 339425

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750ml
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94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2016 Balifico, Volpaia's blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, shows the estate at its very best. Espresso grilled herbs, plum, licorice, leather, menthol and spice open up effortlessly in a beautiful, resonant wine loaded with personality and sheer class. The tannins need time to soften, but there is plenty to like. Drink: 2022-2036. (Aug 2019)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "[$80 list] A rich, fluid style, boasting black cherry, black currant, violet and leather flavors. Supple, yet firmly structured, with dense tannins emerging on the long finish. This needs a year or two to come together fully and should age beautifully. Best from 2021 through 2035. 1,833 cases made, 125 cases imported. (2/29/20)"

92-93 points James Suckling: "A firm and silky red with blackberry and blueberry character. Medium to full body, fine and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Finesse as always. A blend of sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon. (9/14/17)"
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94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2016 Balifico, Volpaia's blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, shows the estate at its very best. Espresso grilled herbs, plum, licorice, leather, menthol and spice open up effortlessly in a beautiful, resonant wine loaded with personality and sheer class. The tannins need time to soften, but there is plenty to like. Drink: 2022-2036. (Aug 2019)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "[$80 list] A rich, fluid style, boasting black cherry, black currant, violet and leather flavors. Supple, yet firmly structured, with dense tannins emerging on the long finish. This needs a year or two to come together fully and should age beautifully. Best from 2021 through 2035. 1,833 cases made, 125 cases imported. (2/29/20)"

92-93 points James Suckling: "A firm and silky red with blackberry and blueberry character. Medium to full body, fine and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Finesse as always. A blend of sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon. (9/14/17)"
Product SKU 339425
Producer Volpaia
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Varietal Other Red Blends
Designation Super Tuscan
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 65% Sangiovese, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV 14.0%
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