Capezzana 2008 Ghiaie della Furba

Capezzana 2008 Ghiaie della Furba | 93 POINTS

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The Capezzana Ghiaie della Furba was created by Ugo and Vittorio Contini Bonacossi in 1979 with the idea of producing a Bordeaux blend in Carmignano. The first vineyard was located on gravelly soil adjacent to the Furba stream after which the wine is named. In 1998 the blend was changed and today the wine is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot grapes.

The 2008 release is sweet, firm and full-bodied, quite opulent with dense and sweet tannins, well balanced acidity perfectly combined with texture, fat and body of the wine. Long finish with persistent fruitiness of small wild berries married to intense and complex spicy tones.

Varietal Composition: 50 Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 Syrah, 20 Merlot
Appellation: Toscana IGT
Aging: In barrique for 14 months, followed by at least 18 months in the bottle prior to release

93 Points - James Suckling
"Very fresh aromas to this wine with currants, stones and violets that follow through to a full body, ultra-fine tannins and a stone, oyster shell, blackberry and light nutmeg aftertaste. Drink now or hold."

92 Points - Vinous Media
"The estate's 2008 Ghiaie della Furba is a huge wine. Black cherries, plums, smoke, licorice, incense and menthol burst from the glass in an explosive, full-bodied wine loaded with personality. The French oak remains quite prominent at this stage. Still, there is plenty of potential here. With a little less oak, though, this might be a truly spectacular wine. Ghiaie della Furba is a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Syrah blend."

91 Points - Wine Spectator
"A wiry red, evoking cherry, anise, cigar box and herb notes. Lacks flesh, with the tannins leaving a mouthcoating but not overly dry finish. Balanced overall and built for the long haul. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Best from 2016 through 2028."

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