Cerbaiona Santinovo 2020

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The new management expanded the wines on offer from this stellar estate, including a straight Merlot (San Vito) and this wine, a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, but with only 1,320 bottles produced for this vintage, it is in short supply. The free run juice spent 14 months in new oak. Love this wine. plush, ripe, and supple, it remains wonderfully elegant for the full journey. Immaculate balance and perfect structure, it is full of fruit. Notes of blackberries, dried herbs, chocolate, aniseed and tobacco leaves. A long, lingering finish, this has surely ten to twenty years ahead of it, although good luck keeping your hands off it. Utterly compelling. Again, no score given at the request of the estate.

Variety: Other, Specialty