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Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2018 (750ML)

$93.89
SKU:
GRATBOSUB8B
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Other Details

Vintage:
2018
Format:
750ML
Appellation:
Bolgheri
Region:
Tuscany
ABV:
14.5%
Stock Status:
In Stock

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

96 WA / 96 VM / 94 JS / 94 WS / 93 DE

Coming on the heels of the scorching hot 2017, this vintage started off with lots of rain in April and May that required preventative measures against fungal disease. Splendid heat and sunshine marked the summer months, but the freshness you taste in this wine is a beautiful characteristic of this cooler growing season. The 2018 Bolgheri Superiore Grattamacco reveals a finely nuanced bouquet with dark fruit, tobacco, smoke and earthy garrigue or underbrush. The wine leans toward full-bodied, but it also feels quite elegant and crisp on the streamlined finish. Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

 

The 2018 Grattamacco is the most elegant, refined and satisfying wine I have ever tasted from Grattamacco. There is a level of finesse here that is simple unreal. Bright and translucent, with tons of detail, the 2018 oozes with pedigree. Lavender, spice, mint, tobacco and dried flowers add an attractive upper register. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

 

Currants, blackberries and hints of chocolate and fresh herbs. Full-bodied and round-tannined with a lovely texture and a savory, almost iron finish. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and sangiovese. From organically grown grapes. Hard not to drink now, but a year or two will bring it even more together. James Suckling

 

A mix of coffee and black olive flavors shade the core of black currant and black cherry in this dense, linear red, which is focused and long, with a mouthwatering finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2024 through 2040. 4,100 cases made, 430 cases imported. Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

 

The 2018 vintage - according to the estate - produced elegant wines, characterised by their aromatic intensity'. If Sangiovese usually brings tension to Grattamacco compared to other Bolgheri superiore based on Bordeaux blends, this year it reveals a slightly greenish touch on the finish. However, there is in the glass a great intensity of earthy tones among black pepper and game, then cassis and cedar wood flavours sustained by silky tannins well integrated with firm acidity and just a bit austere finish. Aldo Fiordelli, Decanter

 

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