Caberlot 2016 (Magnum)Il Carnasciale
The 2016 Il Caberlot is a dark, spicy and intense wine that pricks the tongue with its freshness and its thickly concentrated fruit. The bouquet peels back with thick layers of blackberry, spice, leather and campfire ash. Those aromatic elements are all extreme, but they ultimately fit together with extreme precision. The wine offers just a hint of the pyridine, or green aromas you might expect of Cabernet Sauvignon, with plenty of the darkness and dimension you get with well-managed fruit harvested at optimal ripeness. The wine is fermented in steel and then aged in barrique (of which 80% are new) for 22 months. This wine is only released in magnum and some 3,150 magnums were produced.
Winespectator / James Suckling (95)
Blackberries and fresh herbs with some tea and green-chili flavors. Tangy lemon and citrus undertones. Medium body. Finely crafted tannins. Bright and delicious at the finish.