2012 Arcanum Italian (Tuscany) Red "Il Fauno di Arcanum"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Il Fauno di Arcanum"
Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red
Grape blend: 48% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon & 3% Petit Verdot
State or country: Italy
Cases produced: 11,829
KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: November 29, 2016
Wine Review: This ruby colored wine from Tuscany is very good. It opens with a mild strawberry and black cherry bouquet with a hint of leather. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty mineral infused black cherry and old oak blend. I also detected hints of red plum, black olive and a touch of black tea. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This wine is very food friendly and would pair nicely with a filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: One of the more complex and elegant in many vintages, the 2012 Il Fauno presents floral aromas of fresh cut roses, and beautifully ripe strawberries. On the palate soft, velvety, structured tannins make way for rich plum and candied cherries with nutmeg and black licorice undertones. A vibrant acidity prolongs the finish with lingering notes of sweet cedar and tobacco.
Organic status: not organic
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