Colore 2005 Bibi Graetz

€ 385,00 (ex Vat)
465,85 (in Vat)
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Classification Cru Classe
Type Red
Brand Bibi Graetz
Vintage 2005
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Grape Sangiovese
Volume 0,75
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Stock 1

Professional reviews

Parker (92)

In 2005 Colore was made from the three best barrels in the cellar, consisting of one each Sangiovese, Colorino and Canaiolo. Yields were a miniscule 12 hectoliters per hectare. The wine possesses perfumed aromatics that meld into a seamless palate of perfumed dark red cherries, minerals and sweet toasted oak, with a darker flavor profile than the Testamatta. This medium-bodied red offers superb poise and balance, with a long, inviting finish. It too needs bottle age to reach its fullest potential. For readers looking at the $800 price tag, that is not a typo. It does represent a completely preposterous, egregious and delusional (you get the idea) approach to pricing, especially considering that Graetz, despite his unquestioned talent, has less than a decade of history under his belt. Colore is a beautiful wine, but its intrinsic value is perhaps in the neighborhood of $80 or so. The rest of the price is simply a play on the wine's scarcity (900 bottles produced) rather than a reflection of what is truly in the bottle. I can think of an infinite number of smarter and ultimately more rewarding ways to spend $800 dollars on wine, and my guess is Wine Advocate readers can too. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.

Winespectator / James Suckling (95)

Black in color, with intense aromas of crushed blackberry, dark chocolate and toasty oak. Full-bodied and supervelvety, with a long, long finish. Very New World and very exciting. Hard not to drink now. Canaiolo, Sangiovese and Colorino.

Bibi Graetz - Colore 2005

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