Tenute Del Cabreo
2010 Il Borgo
Today’s Tenute Del Cabreo 2010 Il Borgo is a dark and delicious Super Tuscan wonder that will delight your senses. This wine is full-bodied, filled with fruit and balanced by earth and minerals. The wine is at once complex and quite elegant, proving that there are balanced Super Tuscans to be enjoyed in this world.
Aromas and flavors of violets, mixed dark berries and sweet spice become more evident as the wine breathes, so please be sure to decant this complex wine for best results.
If you love exceptional Italian wines, your love will be returned to you sip after delicious sip of this truly wonderful wine.
Deep, dark garnet at its core, mellowing slightly into a lighter ruby edge.
Rich and robust on the nose, with concentrated aromas of blackberry, plum, and black cherry elegantly laid overtop notes of aged leather, sweet cedar wood, vanilla, and clove.
Elegant and wonderfully balanced, with the deep notes of dark fruit beautifully playing off terroir and spice. Stewed black cherry and black currant meld with flavors of sweet tobacco, aged spice box, fresh berry bramble, espresso bean, rosemary, sage, and a hint of herbal black tea.
A truly fantastic ‘Super Tuscan’ blend, with ripe, velvety tannins leading to a well-structured and eminently satisfying finale.
A classic meal of beef short ribs, braised with carrots and root vegetables, served atop creamy polenta.
What the Winery Says
Has aristocratic aromas and flavors of black fruits, forest undergrowth and leather, which enhance a polished, velvety character on the palate, before firm but noble tannins.
Antonio Galloni - 93 Point Review The 2010 Cabreo is beautiful. In this vintage, the 2010 is defined by its weightless, gracious personality, quite a departure from previous years. An open, floral bouquet melds into dark black cherries, menthol, pine and sweet spices. With time in the glass, the wine’s inner perfume becomes more present, but I would still cellar the 2010 for at least a year or two. This is one of the best recent versions of Cabreo I remember tasting.
Wine Spectator - 91 Point Review Offering black currant and violet aromas and flavors, this red tastes more like Cabernet Sauvignon than Sangiovese, but remains delicious nonetheless. Rosemary and sage notes add interest, while a tobacco element graces the finish.
James Suckling - 91 Point Review This is a little jammy with dried fruits and blueberries on the nose and palate. Full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. This is tannic and very rich. Speaks more Californian than Italian to me. But I am liking its robust character.
- Giovanni and Ambrogio Folonari
- 93 Points - Antonio Galloni, 91 Points - Wine Spectator, 91 Points - James Suckling
- Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
- Varietal Composition
- 70% Sangiovese: 70%, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 16 months in French oak, 60% new
About the Winery
Located in Greve in Chianti Classico, Tenute del Cabreo was conceived to produce IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) wines for two reasons: to express the innovation and creativity of contemporary Tuscan winemaking, and to exploit the enormous potential of Tuscany’s soils and local traditions of producing excellent quality wines. Fittingly, a cabreo is an old, hand-drawn Tuscan map—a reminder that ancient terroirs and generations of family wine growing anchor Tenute del Cabreo’s highly ranked and sought-after wines.