CAIAROSSA 2008 Toscana Rosso IGT Italy

James Suckling


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93 pts James Suckling - Beautiful perfumes of roses and other flowers with dark fruits. Full body, with velvety tannins and a long, intense finish. Round and mouth filling yet so balanced and gorgeous. Drink or hold.

91 pts Wine Spectator - An opulent, fruit-driven red, whose lush texture and well-integrated structure frame the black currant and plum flavors, all accented by coffee and spice notes. Fine length. Best from 2014 through 2023.

Winemaker Notes - 2008 Vintage had a premature start of the season and average rainfall in March and April. May and June were marked by heavier rainfall giving some difficulty on varieties sensible to leaking (Merlot, Sangiovese and Alicante). From June 20 until mid-October, a very dry summer with only one significant rainfall each month (the 15th or 16th of each month it was raining!). Temperatures were slightly above average. All conditions have been reached as to have a good maturity and the grapes were very small, and very focused. To summarize, 2008 vintage was a year of great quality but small yields.

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